Don’t let the fact that there are almost as many Rook Coffee outposts along the Shore as there are lighthouses be a turn-off. Just appreciate the fact that the best coffee shop on the coast has found a way to set up about a dozen shops from Holmdel to Point Pleasant. No doubt ensuring there is one close enough to shock your sunburned, barbecued, and beer-fueled body back into normalcy with its New Orleans-style cold brew.
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Green Line on Locust
Green Line Cafe is a cafe in University City that serves a wide variety of sandwiches, including vegetarian and vegan options.
If you aren’t sure whether or not you’ve had the best cannoli of your life, you haven’t been to Termini Brothers Bakery.
Little Baby’s Ice Cream Shop
Head to Little Baby on Frankford for ice cream (they also have non-dairy options) after grabbing a slice at Pizza Brain next door.
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The Outside Raw Bar At The Parker House
Parker House in Sea Girt is an essential part of any summer down the shore. Start the day with some cheap lobster and sliders at the outdoor raw bar.
Frankie’s Bar & Grill
Frankie’s in Point Pleasant makes the best burgers down the shore, and maybe in all of New Jersey.
Hoffman’s Ice Cream & Yogurt
Hoffman’s makes the best ice cream in Spring Lake with more than 40 different flavors.
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