New Coffee Shop ‘The Little Local’ Coming to Hoboken

The Little Local Coffee Shop 519 Adams Hoboken
Coming soon to the former dry cleaners: The Little Local, a new coffee shop in Hoboken. Photo by Chris Fry/Jersey Digs.

Fans of caffeine who live on the west side of the Mile Square City will soon have a new spot to get their fix, as a startup coffee and pastry shop will start renovating an Adams Street storefront.

Late last year, the city’s zoning board approved an application from a company called The Little Local LLC. They were looking to replace a former dry cleaner at 519 Adams Street with their business but needed a D3 variance to do so, as there aren’t two other retail establishments on the block.

Ownership of The Little Local can be traced to Hoboken resident Peter Malkmus, who worked with architect Jensen Vesil to revamp the ground floor. The coffee shop stays true to its moniker; the physical space of The Little Local will clock in at just 365 square feet, making it one of the smaller spots in town.

The shop will offer specialty coffee and tea beverages according to a job posting for baristas that’s posted online, plus some pastries and other baked goods from off-site locations. An email inquiry to the business has gone unanswered, but an Instagram account with the handle @thelittlelocalhoboken has revealed the logo of the business, although not much more.

The Little Local adds to the collection of, shall we say, small businesses in the Mile Square City, joining Little City Books, The Little Play Company, The Little Grocery, and local blog Little Hoboken.

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