A new café tucked away in Hoboken’s western end hopes to add some Australian style to the city’s landscape with seasonal food, expresso coffees and raw desserts that are designed to transport diners to the Land Down Under.
Growing up on Australia’s east coast, the owners of the business have developed a concept for an Aussie-style cafe that draws from their roots. The name ‘Gold Roast’ might seem like it’s a play on words stemming from Hoboken’s position along New Jersey’s Gold Coast, but it’s actually a tribute to Australia’s famous Gold Coast beach in Queensland, where the principals spent many weekends before coming to America.
Local firm Nastasi Architects designed the cafe to exude an Australian vibe, and the eatery will sport a menu centered around typical fresh seasonal food from the country. Specialty espresso coffees like lattes, cappuccinos, flat whites and cortados will be served, and there are a few Aussie summer mixes like açaí bowls, fresh juices, milkshakes and smoothies planned for the cafe.
The neighborhood around Gold Roast is about to get more residents, as the 700 Jackson Street project two blocks away will bring 424 apartments, two acres of open space and a 6,835-square foot public gym to the area. The manager of Gold Roast says he thinks the community wants more life brought to this section of the city.
“We want to give the western area of Hoboken a cultured cafe that allows for people to come and enjoy good food and drinks, a space for families and plenty of relaxation,” he says.
Gold Roast will open after the July 4th holiday. Their hours will run Monday to Friday from 6:30am to 7:00pm and weekends from 7:30am to 6:00pm. Updates can be found by following the café on Instagram at the handle @goldroastcafe.