Choc:O:Pain Bakery

Choc O Pain opens at 157 First St. in Hoboken, NJ

Hoboken is lucky to be home of a unique & brand new French Bakery which just opened at 157 First Street: Choc O Pain (Choc-O-Pain is a spin on the french word for chocolate pastry: Pain au Chocolat).

This is the first bakery ever for owner Clemence Danko who has a long history of baking, and decided to open up here in Hoboken after finishing culinary school.

For carb cheat days, Choc O Pain is a front runner

The interior space is well done, comfortable and spacious – and has enough room for the large kitchen which produces each and every item for sale at Choc O Pain. They even have an upstairs which has a areas to relax (if there are no crying babies in the playpens, that is).

Choc O Pain is not going to be a frequent destination for those living the low carb life here in Hoboken, however – on your designated cheat days – I’d rather have a delicious french pastry than a bag of Cheetos. Also, everyone (even low carb conscious) will want to consider Choc O Pain a great stop to bring treats to parties or give to friends & relatives as gifts.

Besides bread and croissants, Choc O Pain also had a nice array of quiches and one thing I’ll surely try eventually: French Pizzas – which is what Ms. Danko said is their most popular item so far in the short time they’ve been open.

Clemence is excited and still enjoying the buzz of opening, and has received a joyous welcome from her neighbors downtown, rightfully so!

Check Choc O Pain out seven days a week: 7am – 7pm (Monday – Friday), and 9am – 6pm (weekends). Call (201)710-5175 if you have any questions or would like to place a special order.

Welcome to Hoboken, Choc O Pain!

Choc – O – Pain Bakery construction progress in Hoboken

11/9/2011 Update:

Here’s a quick update for the upcoming Choc:O:Pain Bakery at 157 First Street.

Seems like construction is progressing nicely – and maybe they’ll even be open before the Christmas Holiday?

Choc:O:Pain Bakery coming to 157 First St. in Hoboken

8/1/2011 Update:

Taking the place of the doomed Premier Soccer Shop at 157 First Street is Choc:O:Pain Bakery.

If you had to identify a few trends everyone seems to be glomming on, it’s pizza places, falafel, lunch trucks and now bakeries.

Description: Hoboken “French & Healhy” Bakery.
Address: 157 First Street, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Web: chocopainbakery.com
Phone: 201-710-5175

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15 Comments on "Choc:O:Pain Bakery"

HomeTeam
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HomeTeam

This may be my favorite Hoboken opening in many, many years(including my drinking years). The bread is unreal and biting into the flaky chocolate croissant made me realize that, while I appreciate H411’s low carb tips, I’m just too weak to try them for even a second! I can’t wait to try their other offerings, all of which looked great. The folks are friendly and there is nice warm vibe to the space.

prag
Member

The baguettes are excellent. Far better than the rather bland-tasting bread at Antique. I’ll be visiting here often.

mooshu
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mooshu

The coffee could be better. I’m sorry. BUT their chocolate croissants, cheesy items, and service are absolutely amazing here. I will come back.

Mitch Ultimato
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Mitch Ultimato

The chocolate croissants are delicious and I took home a bread a few days ago that was also really good. The tarts looked good too. But I just went back there now and they didn’t have a single dessert item for sale, only breads. If you are going to put Choc-O in your name it’s always a good idea to sell at least one thing that has chocolate in it! I know they are new and it’s a Sunday but they’re going to need to step up their game if they want to make it here.

emarche
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So you rave about their chocolate croissants, but then say that the need “to sell at least one thing that has chocolate in it!”? When I stopped in Sunday morning there were a few tarts (apricot or pear) out for sale – both would be a solid dessert choice – and it looked like they were hard at work cranking out whatever else it is they offer later in the day. And that’s really my only gripe: there should be a good selection of items available when the doors open. I would have gladly loaded up on their offerings (especially if everything else they offer is half as good as their hands-down-no-contest-best-croissant-in-all-of-Hoboken), but there was a limited choice. That said, I’ll gladly return to check out whatever else they offer and chalk up this recent experience to them being newly open. The shop seems like a solid addition to Hoboken. Antique is still my #1 choice for fresh bread. [quote comment=”213554″]The chocolate croissants are delicious and I took home a bread a few days ago that was also really good. The tarts looked good too. But I just went back there now and they didn’t have a single dessert item for sale, only breads. If you are going to put Choc-O in your name it’s always a good idea to sell at least one thing that has chocolate in it! I know they are new and it’s a Sunday but they’re going to need to step up their game if… Read more »
Mitch Ultimato
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Mitch Ultimato
Emarche, if you read my comments more carefully you would see that I described two different visits to the cafe. The first time I had the chocolate croissant. The second time there was no chocolate for sale, nor any other pastry or dessert item. Basically, you and I have the same gripe, that there aren’t enough choices available at any given time. Not that I’ve been inside of Carlo’s since they became tourist central, but when I used to go there it looked impressive–you could choose from any number of baked goods. It’s sort of depressing to go into a bakery and see nothing in the display counters. The two things I did buy at the new place were delicious though, but you’re right that Antique makes the best bread in town. [quote comment=”213557″]So you rave about their chocolate croissants, but then say that the need “to sell at least one thing that has chocolate in it!”? When I stopped in Sunday morning there were a few tarts (apricot or pear) out for sale – both would be a solid dessert choice – and it looked like they were hard at work cranking out whatever else it is they offer later in the day. And that’s really my only gripe: there should be a good selection of items available when the doors open. I would have gladly loaded up on their offerings (especially if everything else they offer is half as good as their hands-down-no-contest-best-croissant-in-all-of-Hoboken), but there was a limited… Read more »
chrisjur
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A welcome addition. The croissants and baguette are the real thing, just as good as my mouth remembers after spending many years in Paris. The owner (manager?) is French and there are, indeed, an army of little bakery gnomes making everything fresh on site, as seen through the large window that looks into the kitchen. Wish them the best of luck…

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