Register now !    Login  
Main Menu
Who's Online
50 user(s) are online (22 user(s) are browsing Message Forum)

Members: 10
Guests: 40

blanquiita, JerseyCityFrankie, Chama, ActionDan, dts, hamhock, Dolomiti, JCbiscuit, jmcee, Sutherland, more...




Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users




(1) 2 »


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#52
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2006/9/14 14:57
From Hamilton Park
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 527
Offline
we're regular customers at the HP Farmer's market on Wednesdays. My 13 year old is has to get her weekly allotment of cupcakes - and she, along with my wife and elder daughter proclaims the best Scones they've ever tasted

Posted on: 2013/10/17 17:26
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#51
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2013/7/25 12:53
From Downtown
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 4
Offline
I tried a couple of their cake truffles that they were selling in Tachair bookstore and they were so good! I'll try to make it to their grand opening party on Sunday.

Posted on: 2013/10/17 17:04
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#50
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2009/12/22 15:28
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 437
Offline
They have the best coffee cake I've ever had. I'm glad they were able to stick it out and finally open their store, it's been a long time coming.

Posted on: 2013/10/17 12:34
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#49
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Hide User information
Joined:
2012/2/9 15:40
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 134
Offline
One year after Sandy delayed opening, Jersey City bakery finally in business

By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

A Downtown Jersey City bakery that saw its grand opening delayed when Hurricane Sandy left six feet of water in the store one year ago finally opened its doors last week, and its owners are planning an all-day celebration this weekend.

Cocoa Bakery is located in a basement shop a few blocks east of the Jersey City Medical Center, in an area hard hit by last October’s storm. Jessica Isaacs, owner and executive pastry chef, said she still can’t quite believe that after four years of planning, her first bakery is a reality.

“It’s very exciting. It’s very nerve-wracking,” Isaacs said. “I get a little nervous whenever it’s slow … but we have a lot of kinks to work out.”

READ MORE

Posted on: 2013/10/17 12:28
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#48
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2011/11/9 6:28
Group:
Banned
Posts: 422
Offline
Grand between Grove and Barrow.

Posted on: 2013/10/13 21:32
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#47
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2007/7/4 12:37
From Hamilton Park
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 236
Offline
It is on Grand Street just south of Barrow. They had quite a bit of foot traffic today already. Nice truffles indeed...

Posted on: 2013/10/13 18:37
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#46
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2005/7/13 11:03
From Western Slope
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 3707
Offline
Quote:

Dahood wrote:
This place is now open.

location please ??

Posted on: 2013/10/13 18:29
Get on your bikes and ride !
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#45
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2011/11/9 6:28
Group:
Banned
Posts: 422
Offline
This place is now open.

Posted on: 2013/10/13 8:11
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#44
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Hide User information
Joined:
2012/7/16 22:12
From Moe's Deli
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 100
Offline
They are in the Heights on Sundays....cake truffles are completely insanely out of this world! They also serve a good cup of coffee.

Posted on: 2013/5/22 21:46
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#43
Newbie
Newbie


Hide User information
Joined:
2011/9/6 10:59
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 7
Offline
First off, the cake truffles are out of this world good. Last year, the owner (I believe her name is Jess) would only do Hamilton Parks farmers market. I went out of my way to be there every Wednesday for my truffles. Now that she's at VV and Grove St (on Thursday), I'm already anticipating significant weight gain this summer. But they're damn good.

I asked her recently about the storefront and she mentioned they were getting towards the finish line. Sounded like it would only be a few weeks (and I asked a couple weeks back).

She'll do we'll when they finally do open up.

Posted on: 2013/5/22 21:19
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#42
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2005/7/14 14:51
From on van vorst park
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 447
Offline
Quote:

kimmygo wrote:
They have baked goods at the Grove St Farmers market and they're very good. I actually prefer them to Choc-O-Pain.
They are also a new addition to the Van Vorst Park market on Saturdays from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Posted on: 2013/5/22 20:54
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#41
Quite a regular
Quite a regular


Hide User information
Joined:
2012/4/19 17:41
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 41
Offline
They have baked goods at the Grove St Farmers market and they're very good. I actually prefer them to Choc-O-Pain.

Posted on: 2013/5/22 17:40
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#40
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2009/4/7 10:20
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 206
Offline
Is this place opening soon? I walked by a few weeks ago and there was a lot of activity inside. The decor looked like it was gonna be sorta Brooklyn-y. Nice.

Posted on: 2013/5/22 16:57
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#39
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2008/1/3 14:12
From Van Vorst Park
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 1841
Offline
Quote:

FKSJC wrote:
Quote:

Also, a fair non-nyc price would help too. :)


not like that new bakery on Jersey- Choc-O-Pain. Love the look of the place, but prices=SERIOUSLY? Are they aware of surroundings but choose to ignore? Not too late to change. JC is NOT NYC!


Judging by how busy Choc O Pain has been, it seems that there are enough people that think the product is worth what is being charged. Regarding your point, it costs more to live in the JC neighborhood that the place is in than it costs to live in at least 50% of NYC.

Posted on: 2013/3/20 21:45
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#38
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2008/5/22 16:46
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 290
Offline
Quote:

EricFleming wrote:
We are getting close to opening.

The interior lighting is nearly done, the bathroom has been fixed, the sign has been ordered and should be ready in a few days.

We need to install a few sinks and water lines (haven't settled on a plumber yet), and have to order some equipment, put some fresh paint on the walls, etc.

Once the plumbing work is done, the rest is easy work to do...

So our fingers are crossed.


You're getting close to opening and you haven't "settled" on a plumber yet?? Yeah right, you'll open soon. Good luck.

Posted on: 2013/3/20 21:23
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#37
Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


Hide User information
Joined:
2009/10/3 17:50
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 38
Offline
Jessie will be baking some breads, not sure about the brioche, though. I think croissants are on the menu, as well.

Posted on: 2013/3/20 19:36
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#36
Quite a regular
Quite a regular


Hide User information
Joined:
2012/2/17 13:08
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 50
Offline
Quote:

Also, a fair non-nyc price would help too. :)


not like that new bakery on Jersey- Choc-O-Pain. Love the look of the place, but prices=SERIOUSLY? Are they aware of surroundings but choose to ignore? Not too late to change. JC is NOT NYC!

Posted on: 2013/3/20 19:35
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#35
Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


Hide User information
Joined:
2009/10/3 17:50
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 38
Offline
We are getting close to opening.

The interior lighting is nearly done, the bathroom has been fixed, the sign has been ordered and should be ready in a few days.

We need to install a few sinks and water lines (haven't settled on a plumber yet), and have to order some equipment, put some fresh paint on the walls, etc.

Once the plumbing work is done, the rest is easy work to do...

So our fingers are crossed.

Posted on: 2013/3/20 19:34
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#34
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2008/1/3 14:12
From Van Vorst Park
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 1841
Offline
I hear that Cocoa Bakery is getting fairly close to opening up shop on Grand Street. Really looking forward to having them in the nabe.

Posted on: 2013/3/20 19:21
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#33
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2011/9/29 2:09
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 328
Offline
If you guys make real whole grain wheat bread and brioche...you will get my support. Also, a fair non-nyc price would help too. :)

Posted on: 2012/6/5 21:25
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#32
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2007/12/12 16:00
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 329
Offline
Once again, the city shows unwavering support for new businesses.

Posted on: 2012/6/5 11:28
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#31
Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


Hide User information
Joined:
2009/10/3 17:50
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 38
Offline
Cocoa's construction started in 2008, and when the economy swooned, investors scattered and it became very challenging to raise the capital needed for the original plan of opening a bakery/cafe and adjacent restaurant.

Now, with some grass roots fund raising with Cocoa Club, we're focusing on getting the bakery side open, construction is ongoing but we are being held up a bit by the City over a permit for plumbing relating to a bathroom needed in the space.

We'll try to get all the work done other than the bathroom ASAP, but it's anyone's guess how long it will take for the City to come for the inspection.

We put updates up on Twitter and our two facebook pages, and there's the website as well.

In the interim, we're a regular at the Hamilton Park Farmer's Market every Wednesday.

Posted on: 2012/6/4 19:44
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#30
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2008/1/3 14:12
From Van Vorst Park
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 1841
Offline
What is/was the challenge? Getting enough money, or getting past the JC building department?

Posted on: 2011/12/23 13:54
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#29
Quite a regular
Quite a regular


Hide User information
Joined:
2008/7/17 13:54
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 44
Offline
actually a bit more research shows that they're still trying to open up, good luck!!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cocoa-Bakery/206061389469314

Posted on: 2011/12/23 13:10
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#28
Quite a regular
Quite a regular


Hide User information
Joined:
2008/7/17 13:54
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 44
Offline
so this never actually happened, huh? too bad.

Posted on: 2011/12/23 13:07
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#27
Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


Hide User information
Joined:
2007/4/25 19:05
From JC
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 23
Offline
I ordered a cake from Cocoa's this wekend, and it was excellent. It was a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and cookie crunch in the middle. The cake was extremely moist, and the frosting was smooth, and full of flavor. All six of my friends were in agreement that it was a hit!

Posted on: 2010/10/4 4:47
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#26
Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


Hide User information
Joined:
2009/10/3 17:50
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 38
Offline
This Saturday (9/25), it looks like Cocoa Bakery will be in two places at the same time, the Newport Festival and the BBQ Festival in Hamilton Park.

And thanks to Riccardo Kaulessar for his coverage of our COCOA CLUB program.

http://www.hudsonreporter.com/view/fu ... on-national-TV-?instance=

Please note that the program gives people a bonus on the cards based on what is put in, and the funds go into an escrow account until we hit our goals. Then, once open, the cards can be used. If we go 6 months, starting Sept 1, and don't reach the goal, we give it all back.

Thanks

Eric Fleming

Posted on: 2010/9/21 7:43
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#25
Not too shy to talk
Not too shy to talk


Hide User information
Joined:
2009/10/3 17:50
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 38
Offline
You can also get Cocoa's cake truffles and biscotti at Ridgewood Coffee Co. in Ridgewood, NJ

And TOMORROW, The Early Show will be interviewing Jessie about COCOA CLUB, the crowd funding program for Cocoa, at the Hamilton Park Farmer's Market, where you can get Cocoa goods every Wednesday between 4pm and 8pm.

Posted on: 2010/9/14 23:34
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#24
Home away from home
Home away from home


Hide User information
Joined:
2007/12/12 16:00
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 329
Offline
I believe I've already posted this in this thread, but it must be said again. Cocoa Bakery's stuff is outstanding. Their chocolate cake is to die for, as are their cake truffles. She's in the Hamilton Park farmer's market and also online.

Posted on: 2010/8/12 17:42
Print Top


Re: Cocoa Bakery & Cafe
#23
Just can't stay away
Just can't stay away


Hide User information
Joined:
2005/2/13 17:53
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 82
Offline
That explains why the key lime pie I had at Hamilton Inn last week was the BEST key lime pie I've ever had anywhere, including Florida. It was also the only good thing I had at Hamilton Inn that night - - apps and entree were very 'eh'. But I'll be back for the key lime pie!

I've ordered two cakes recently from Cocoa and they were outstanding. Best in Jersey City.

Posted on: 2010/8/12 16:36
Print Top




(1) 2 »




[Advanced Search]





Login
Username:

Password:

remember me

Lost Password?

Register now!



LicenseInformation | AboutUs | PrivacyPolicy | Faq | Contact


JERSEY CITY LIST - News & Reviews - Jersey City, NJ - Copyright 2004 - 2014