Coffee in Cape May

Cape May is not only a dining destination, but it’s also getting a reputation as a coffee town! With seven unique and locally owned coffee shops serving up fresh brewed coffees and specialty drinks, plus a local roaster right downtown, you won’t have any problem getting your daily caffeine fix. Your only challenge will be choosing which one(s) to try!

Here’s a list to get you started on your Cape May coffee adventure:

Coffee Tyme

This family-owned local coffee shop boasts two locations – one downtown and the other along the beach front. Both spots serve up premium cups of coffee, freshly made pastries, and breakfast sandwiches. Try one of their specialty drinks such as a latte, cappuccino, mocaccino, or the “red eye”!

Magic Brain

This cozy coffee spot is located just around the corner from the main shopping area and offers a variety of flavors and brews to choose from. They also have an impressive selection of sugar free and dairy free options. 

Out There Coffee

Owned and run by husband and wife team, Craig and Nikki, this local coffee spot combines their sense of adventure with locally crafted coffee made from organic beans, hot and iced teas, and hot chocolates. Or for a healthy twist, try one of their “superfood” smoothies or lattes with a gluten free baked good.

Ostara’s Coffee House

This family-owned coffee house is located in West Cape May, and features coffees, smoothies, and juices along with their homemade baked goods. Stop in to caffeinate your mind, fuel your body, and heal your spirit. Or come for their Gluten Free and Vegan breakfast options.

Avalon Coffee

This mini coffee chain has four locations at the shore, including one in Cape May’s historic district. Offering fresh-brewed micro-roasted coffee along with their homemade, hand-rolled bagels. 

Tommy's Folly

Located inside historic Congress Hall, Tommy’s Folly features freshly brewed La Colombe coffee. Sip your cup of joe, cappucino, latte, or espresso on their beautiful veranda. And pair it with one of their fresh-baked sweet treats.

  • Address: 200 Congress Place
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Beach Plum Farm Bakery & Cafe

Located inside the West End Garage, this small cafe serves up La Colombe coffee drinks along with farm-to-table bakery items. They source herbs, eggs, meats and produce from Beach Plum Farm just down the road. 

Cape May Roasters

Looking for some locally roasted beans? Then stop by the store Love the Cook downtown on the Washington Street Mall and pick up a bag of Cape May Roasters coffee. Their specialty blends include the Cape May house blend, Cape May breakfast blend, and even the Lighthouse blend. 

  • Address: 404 Washington Street Mall
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Tea by the Sea

If you’re not a coffee lover but enjoy a good cup of tea, check out Tea by the Sea while you’re in town. Located just outside the main downtown area, you can select from more than 250 different teas and blends to take home with you.