American Bulldog Coffee Roasters
31 N. Broad St., Ridgewood
Come for smooth iced coffee, plus a robust selection of iced teas and chais. Pair with a freshly-baked croissant, which are made daily.
Bean Vault Coffee
1 Newark St., Hoboken
There’s nothing like sipping 18-hour cold brew along the waterfront with a view of Manhattan. BVC uses Toby’s Estate Coffee, roasted just across the Hudson in Brooklyn.
516 Bay Ave., Point Pleasant Beach
Take your shoreside iced coffee to the next level by ordering the Big Train. This blended brew comes in flavors like white chocolate, vanilla bean, chocolate peanut butter and cookies & cream.
17 Beechwood Rd., Summit
143 E. Broad St., Westfield
Beans are roasted in small batches in house. The cold brew here is super popular, but the uber-smooth nitro cold brew is well worth a shot.
128 West State Cafe
128 West State St., Trenton
The cold brew here is made with espresso beans from Small World Coffee. But the Jersey Iced Coffee, made with cold brew and a scoop of vanilla gelato, may be the most appropriate choice when in the state capital.
California Cold Co.
520 Rte. 9 N., Manalapan
The Dark Palms Cold Brew is simplistic in its glory. But must-try iced lattes include La Jolla, made with cinnamon, sweet milk and vanilla, and the Pebble Beach, starring Fruity Pebbles-infused milk. Ask for dark iced coffee ice cubes to keep your drink from getting watery.
Seacourt Pavilion, 635 Bay Ave., Toms River
Skip your usual iced joe and swap it for an iced cappuccino. If you’re in the mood for something sweet, go for the Iced Raspberry Glacier, made with white chocolate and raspberry syrups, espresso and milk.
Cool Beans International Coffees & Teas
304 Kinderkamack Rd., Oradell
This spot boasts a selection of beer, cocktails and wine in addition to café fare. Go for the iced mocha here, which comes in milk chocolate, white chocolate, mint chocolate, Heath bar and peanut butter flavors.
Factory Fuel Co.
Stangl Factory, Main St. and Stangl Rd., Flemington
Consider your search for a hip java hut over, as this one’s a haven for creatives thanks to storytelling events, open mics, farm markets and more. Cool off with a nitro cold brew, or one of nine iced teas, lemonades and local kombucha.
The Fine Grind
101 Newark-Pompton Tpke., Little Falls
In addition to iced coffee and Italian soda, you can sip on frozen beverages like frozen hot chocolate or the Espresso Blendesso. Add your own flavor from a list including irish cream, macadamia nut, banana and coconut.
Gold Roast Cafe
600 Harrison St., Hoboken
78 John Miller Way, Kearny
Your daily joe deserves an Australian makeover. Opt for an iced Aussie coffee, sweet with macadamia nut milk. Pair it with a traditional meat pie or brekkie sandwich.
Grover’s Mill Coffeehouse
295 Princeton Hightstown Rd., West Windsor
Nitro cold brew is on tap year-round at this small batch spot. The coffee beans are roasted in house, and according to the shop’s website, they’ll make a custom flavored batch of beans for you if what you’re craving isn’t on the shelf.
106 Easton Ave., New Brunswick
4C Easton Ave., New Brunswick
You love cold brew, but have you ever had cold brew soda? Try it at the 4C Easton locale, where it’s made with cold brew, house-made soda, tropical flavors and mint.
How You Brewin? Coffee Company
8 North Long Beach Blvd., Surf City
14 W. 19th St., Barnegat Light
Cold brew is the star of the show here: the bold blend from Mexico’s Copper Canyon takes 24 hours to make. Ask for it nitro, or try the frozen cold brew horchata, inspired by the sweet and spicy Mexican drink.
155 Rte. 17 S., Hasbrouck Heights
Ditch bitter black brews with this spot’s cold brew (the nitro is even smoother!). But the real treat may be the coconut-infused cold brew, nutty and sweet to taste, as well as the Manzi, an iced mocha latte made with Belgian dark chocolate.
modcup coffee co
25 Senate Pl., Jersey City
Not only does this low-acidity, 18-hour cold brew boast high caffeine, but you can buy it by the 16oz bottle or 64 oz growler. Buy one and save $5 on your next refill.
Red Eye Cafe
94 Walnut St., Montclair
The signature drink here is the New Orleans Sludge, a French roast iced coffee with unique spices.
Revolution Coffee Roasters
13 Fern Ave., Collingswood
First visits should be for the signature house cold brew, which guests can refill for free when in-house and take home by the growler. Pair it with a bacon, egg and cheese muffin.
Rock ‘n’ Joe Coffee Bar
Locations in Caldwell, Millburn, Union and Westfield
Music buffs will get a kick out of this spot’s house beans, named after rock legends and classic songs like Velvet Underground and Black Dog. Get a classic cold brew or iced coffee, or upgrade to an artisanal frozen drink, like the Caramel Overload or the Nutty Irishman.
Small World Coffee
14 Witherspoon St., Princeton
254 Nassau St., Princeton
What better time to try the New Orleans iced coffee than spring? SWC makes an extract from their Crispy Hippie coffee and roasted chicory, then adds milk and vanilla syrup.
183 Montgomery St., Jersey City
The Vietnamese iced coffee is not only blended with chicory, but sweetened with condensed milk.
22 Main St., Madison
15 West Main St., Mendham
This spot’s known for its Mudd dark roast. The cold brew takes Mudd and brews it for a full 24 hours before serving over ice. Nitro’s also on tap.
250 S. Main St., Pennington
With coffee from La Colombe based in Philly, the cold brew here is a serious game changer. Don’t pass on the massive ham croissants.
Tenafly Coffee Company
35 Highwood Ave., Tenafly
The sister cafe of Ridgewood Coffee Company, TCC boasts not only cold brew, but both New Orleans and Vietnamese iced coffees.