Cafe in Pine Barrens

Penza's Pies at the Red Barn Cafe

This rather grandmotherly place sells more than 20 pies and quiches ($20-28), an assortment of local produce, and serves a breakfast menu focused on variations on the egg family. Folks come from Atlantic City and be…
Cafe in Asbury Park

Sunset Landing

On Deal Lake, about 10 blocks from the beach, Sunset Landing is like a Hawaiian surf shack transported to a suburban Asbury lakeside. Vintage longboards crowd the wooden rafters, cheesy omelets are super-fresh and d…
Deli in Hoboken

Vito's Deli

On autumn Sundays the lines outside Vito's don't lie: you'll get a football-sized sandwich two-hands high to bring to the game. The 'Italian-Cuban' was voted Hoboken's best. An array of other Italian faves like broc…
Cafe in Ocean Grove

Starving Artist

The menu at this adorable eatery with a large outdoor patio highlights breakfast, the grill, and fried seafood; tasty ice cream is served at the adjacent shop. Stuffed French toast and 'loaded' potatoes are a mornin…
Cafe in Asbury Park

America's Cup

Nautical theme, coffee-bag-covered chairbacks, subtle music and a long list of 'bad-ass' waffles. And nice, fresh coffee. Lovely.