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Basic Food & Beverage

231 8th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2003
+1 201-656-5900
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good44%
  • Average42%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
25 Feb 2012
“Good coffee & baked goods”
12 Sep 2011
“Best coffee in town!”
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$$ - $$$
231 8th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2003
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

Located in Hamilton Park area. Real good for coffee, baked goods and sandwiches. Mostly locals go here.

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

If you are looking for a good coffee this is the place to go! They have very good salads and sandwiches. It's in the corner of Erie St. and 8th in Downtown Jersey City. Around the corner of Hamilton Park. The music is great. It's...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2009

they do a good quick sandwich ... a good coffee too. They have wifi.. but seats are generally taken

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Reviewed 28 November 2008

The pumkin soup is delicious!

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Reviewed 18 September 2008

Great coffee shop with good food. Not a big fan of the pastries. Definitely hit or miss. It's got great ambiance and free internet. Kid friendly, especially in the afternoons and on the weekends. Unfortunately, its gotten more expensive and service can be slow. Music...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2008

A fantastic neighborhood coffee shop with delicious sandwiches and mouthwatering salads.

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Reviewed 5 December 2007

Basic has the Best tuna sandwich in JC. dressed with mango chutney, served on focaccia bread. order it with a side of pesto pasta, good balance. mac & cheese is GOOD too. coffee is consistently not good.

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  • Address: 231 8th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2003
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-656-5900
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