Where to Get Your Caffeine Fix
Whether you’re part of a gaggle of strollers looking for an after-storytime treat…or
perhaps hoping for some wifi for your laptop…or maybe you just need some
coffee—NOW!—Rutherford’s downtown coffee shops come in a variety of styles.
Most of us know that Rutherford is home to two Dunkin Donuts (with a third on the
way) and a newly opened Starbucks, which is slightly outside the Downtown zone,
but did you know that there are also independent cafes, coffee shops and bakeries
with trained baristas and professional espresso machines? We have baked goods
and breakfast spots, commuter conveniences, and local and imported coffee, all in
268 Park Avenue
More of a newsstand, however, there is a counter in the back where coffee and
buttered rolls are served.
284 Park Avenue
Self-serve coffee to accompany their main breakfast bagel business.
56 Park Avenue
Known for its coffee as well as the donuts. Open 24 hours, free wi-fi.
Erie Coffeeshop & Bakery
10 Franklin Place
New to Rutherford, promises locally sourced ingredients, artisan coffee and hand-
crafted baked goods. Serves Grumpy Coffee from Brooklyn.
17 Ames Avenue
Offers international coffees, exotic teas, unique soft drinks, sandwiches and baked goods
reflecting diverse tastes from around the world. Comedy and poetry nights. Free wi-fi.
Madeleine Bakery & Cafe
11 W. Erie Avenue
Free wi-fi. Serves illy coffee and all natural, fresh baked goods and made-to-order
Rutherford Pancake House
40 Park Avenue
While featuring a full breakfast and lunch menu and ample seating, Rutherford
Pancake House makes the list for its take-out coffee and breakfast sandwich specials
and bottomless cups.
Rutherford Railroad Station
Convenient coffee for commuters. Open weekday mornings.
96 Meadow Road
Wi-fi and drive-through window.
Steve & Andrea’s
298 Park Avenue
This popular breakfast spot is favored by locals, but offers a service counter as well
as take-out specials.
So, the next time you need a quick cup of coffee or want to linger over lattes, please
visit one of our local coffee places and let us know what you think! And we’re not
even covering the fine dining establishments that serve a great cup of joe (yet). Send
us your comments about where to get the best cup of coffee in Rutherford. We’ll
update the post with your feedback.