7 Best Coffee Shops In Cape May, New Jersey

Cape May is a place of beautiful sandy beaches and incredible views. It’s also home to some pretty great coffee shops! If you plan to visit Cape May this summer, you should not overlook where to get your morning coffee. Here are the best coffee shops in Cape May, New Jersey.

Coffee Tyme Cape May Coffee Shop

Coffee Tyme Beach Avenue

This is a fantastic spot for your morning cup of coffee. When you first walk through the door, you’ll notice the deep aroma of what seems to be the perfect coffee bean. They have limited seating inside where you can enjoy your drink with friends or solo while reading a book. This coffee shop is located on Beach Avenue and surrounded by Cape May’s best boutique stores. Coffee Tyme Beach Avenue has been home to our favorite vacation coffee for many years.

Our Favorites: Red Eye Iced Coffee, Frozen Mocha

Coffee Tyme Cape May Coffee Shop

Coffee Tyme Washington Street Mall

This is the sister location to the original Coffee Tyme coffee shop located within the Washington Street Mall area. Just like the Beach Avenue location, you are immediately hit with the deep aroma of a coffee bean as you walk through the door. This location does have limited seating, but you are literally in the heart of the best stores and shopping experience in Cape May, NJ.

Our Favorites: Red Eye Iced Coffee, Frozen Mocha

The Star Inn Coffee Shop

The Star is a classic Cape May beach inn and motel, lovingly restored to provide an ideal blend of nostalgia, fresh seashore design, and modern comfort. The Inn’s first-floor coffee shop brews fresh La Colombe coffee and offers juices, yogurts, and freshly baked bakery items. The coffee shop is open to the public every day and is often missed when walking by.

Our Favorites: Iced Coffee, Espresso Shot, Plain Latte

Magic Brain Cape May Coffee Shop

Magic Brain Coffee

This coffee shop is located just North of the Star Inn. If you prefer strong espresso drinks and pastries, make sure you visit Magic Brain. There is also an ice cream shop in close proximity, so you can treat the kids while sipping a great espresso drink.

Our Favorites: Iced Coffee, Iced Espresso

Avalon Coffee of Cape May

Avalon Coffee of Cape May has excellent coffee, but they are also home to the best fruit smoothies at the Jersey Shore. Their menu is packed with the best-iced lattes and a decent breakfast sandwich and lunch menu. After ordering, you can sit outside at one of the round tables and enjoy the view of the ocean while enjoying your espresso or fantastic fruit smoothie. 

Our Favorites: Island Paradise Smoothie, Avalon Blend Coffee

Tommy’s Folly Congress Hall

Tommy’s Folly coffee shop at the historic Congress Hall is packed with a great variety of coffee and espresso drinks. At Tommy’s Folly, you will find a great selection of cappuccino, latte, and espresso drinks. There’s no limit to the possibilities with a large selection of Monin syrups, alternative milk, and various spirits. You’ll also be able to choose from an assortment of freshly baked bread, muffins, scones, and breakfast paninis to get your day started right. Coffee is served all day long during peak seasons. The Adirondack chairs outside of Congress Hall are perfect for a refreshing ocean breeze and a clear mind while you enjoy your coffee.

Our Favorites: Iced Coffee, Iced Espresso

Please remember that hour of operation changes for most coffee shops listed above depending on the season. Let us know if there has been a change in hours in the comments below. Please also share your experience and let us know about your favorite coffee shops in Cape May, NJ.

Out There Coffee Cape May, NJ

Out There Coffee

Out There Coffee is a Cape May favorite with organic, locally roasted coffee, espresso drinks, smoothies, and iced drinks. This coffee shop is located within the Washington Street Mall — the heart of the best shopping areas in Cape May. Out There Coffee is the perfect spot to grab a coffee drink before your historic carriage ride, as it is literally a few steps away from the Cape May Carriage ticket booth.

Our Favorites: Traditional Dark Roast Espresso, Bold Iced Coffee

Missing one of your favorite Cape May coffee shops? Let us know in the comments below.



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  1. You missed the very best coffee shop in Cape May, Out There! Highest quality coffee and best espresso pulls in town, check it out on your next visit, you’ll be glad you did!

    1. Hey Marian, we purchased the photo’s full rights from Adobe Stock. Wondering if you should reach out to them…yikes!

  2. The coffee at the Lobster House Cafe is extraordinarily good if you like your coffee on the milder side. Very drinkable and consistent. I believe it is Cape May Roasters Lighthouse blend. Been to every one of those shops and they are all very good. Depends on what kind of coffee you want on which day!

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