Ganache Cafe

5/13/2010 Update:

Ganache Cafe gets a slick commercial

Whenever I’m in the neighborhood uptown, I make a point to swing by Ganache Cafe – typically for a nice cup of coffee – or the Hale & Hearty Soup (if they have the Cream of Tomato with Chicken & Orzo). They told me this week that they have a new promo commercial that gives everyone an overview of what they sell there.

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8/14/2009 Update:

Let the good times roll…

Wanted to update the Ganache Cafe entry today for two reasons:

  • To remind you that this is one of the most friendly independently-owned businesses in town (and has great coffee amongst other things…) and
  • Here is their New MENU of their offerings!

Ganache is one of the businesses you should go out of your way to support!

4/21/2009 Update:

Did you know?

That Ganache at the Hudson Tea Building (15th & Wash) has new owners?

Sisters Sanan and Stephanie took over the coffee shop and cafe back in December 2008 – and I’m now a regular customer of theirs!

They’re slowly making some changes, such as adding Ciao Bella Gelato – along with a new pastry chef (I still haven’t tried the cookies yet, which I hear are amazing!) You can still drop off your dry cleaning, sit in their comfortable furniture (which they re-arranged just a bit), and enjoy some tasty sandwiches.

My favorite part is the delicious coffee (Barrie House and Illy). I’ll go out of my way for a cup!

Hours are 7am-7pm M-F and 8am-6pm on weekends. Hours might get extended when the weather warms up.

Have you been to Ganache lately?

11/11/2006:
It had been a while since I had a need to be at the HTB, but since I was meeting someone there, it was time to finally add Ganache’s second location to the 411 directory. They already have a location on 13th Street (closed).

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Description – Cafe, Cakes, Pastries, Sandwiches at the Hudson Tea building
Services – Cafe – Coffee, Tea, Coffee and espresso drinks, sandwiches, bagels, salads, wraps, specialty cakes, pastries, gift baskets, Catering
Website – www.cafeganache.com
Address – 1500 Hudson St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Email – ganachecafe@gmail.com
Telephone – 201-792-0999

Hoboken Hudson Tea Building

20 Responses

  1. bmacqueens says:

    Amen. Live piano player in here on the weekend mornings. Fabulous coffee, so much better than Starbucks’ burnt offerings.

    Desserts are expensive but fancy-pants and good.

  2. chaoscontrol says:

    I really like the desserts at Ganache, particularly the hazelnut dome cakes.

  3. johnlennon says:

    This place is the best kept secret in Hoboken. The girls are cute as hell and the food is great. Free wi-fi and the place is always clean. Big ups to Ganache and the friendly service.

  4. MF says:

    looks nice.
    two questions…is there parking up there (for non-Tea Bldng. residents of course)? are the food offerings solely desert-type stuff or are there muffins and breakfast-type stuff too?

  5. Tiger says:

    [quote comment=”17995″]I really like the desserts at Ganache, particularly the hazelnut dome cakes.[/quote]
    My favorite is the signature GRANACHE cake! Talk about a piece of heaven, pricey, but definitely worth it for a special evening :-)

  6. Franklin says:

    Good ice cream but the sandwich selection is hurting…

  7. mooshu says:

    Not only is Ganache the one cafe in town where I experience a sense of peace, but the sweet (and cute) dude who works the early shift makes a MEAN latte! It’s my favorite.

  8. oceanbloo says:

    MF, they do have muffins and bagels, plus croissants and bakery-type things.

    There is free parking on 15th street in front of Ganache – but that is nearly impossible to get. Hudson and Bloomfield also have free parking. There are meters nearby on Washington Street…and if desperate, there is a parking garage nearby as well (Bloomfield & 15th).

  9. MF says:

    yeah parking is a dealbreaker b/c it’s not possible for me to live furthur away from this place and still be in hobokn. sounds like the parking is hard to come by. as far as that garage, from my days hanging out in hoboken before i lived here, i remember using that garage (the old one on Park that i think you are referring to?), and it’s pretty cheap. right?

    this town needs a non-starbucks, non-hippie-ish coffee place with comfortable seating. there is not a single one in town. so i hope to swing by this place.

  10. emarche says:

    Cookies here are ridiculously good, but be forewarned: they’re closer to raw cookie dough than they are to baked cookies. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Service is always friendly. The only thing I’d change (and this is being kind of petty) are the ‘to-go’ coffee tops: they’re crappy. Minor, minor issue and certainly not one that will stop me from being a return visitor.

  11. mooshu says:

    Ganache, looking good! Love the menu :). But even without it, I’d still come see ya’– ’cause you rock.

    Say hi to my latte guy!

  12. hobokenmag says:

    Great owners. Cookies are ridiculous, weighing in at about a lb. each. Sanan is very, very nice, and always chats.

  13. elainetyger says:

    The ice cubes in the iced coffee are made from *coffee* instead of water, so there’s no thinning out of the taste if you manage not to guzzle it all down within 10 minutes of its creation. It may not be unique to them, but I’ve never seen it before. I tried the almond croissant and it was delicious. I will definitely be back.

    • bmacqueens says:

      That’s a neat trick. My buddy used to own a coffee shop in another city. His trick to doing iced coffee was that he’d pour refrigerated espresso over ice cubes. It justified the higher cost because you’re using espresso, not American drip. The flavor was stellar.

      In response to elainetyger who said:

      The ice cubes in the iced coffee are made from *coffee* instead of water, so there’s no thinning out of the taste if you manage not to guzzle it all down within 10 minutes of its creation. It may not be unique to them, but I’ve never seen it before. I tried the almond croissant and it was delicious. I will definitely be back.

    • pawzclawz says:

      I didn’t know the ice cubes were made from coffee. I guess that’s what makes their ice coffee so insanely good.

      In response to elainetyger who said:

      The ice cubes in the iced coffee are made from *coffee* instead of water, so there’s no thinning out of the taste if you manage not to guzzle it all down within 10 minutes of its creation. It may not be unique to them, but I’ve never seen it before. I tried the almond croissant and it was delicious. I will definitely be back.

  14. Nat says:

    All I have to say is…YUM. I’m addicted to the Graham Cracker Roast coffee. And also the staff is awesome and owners are always there making sure everything is running smooth.

  15. 9 says:

    Graham cracker roast coffee? They didn’t have that when I lived in that area. Damn it. I want some … NOW!

  16. mooshu says:

    AND they put real graham cracker crumbs in your drink for ultimate effect, thank you.

    Good place to work, I think, except I’d probably eat everything.

  17. mooshu says:

    Ganache’s Chicken Fajita Panini is delicious!

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