At the beginning of the month, Hoboken Girl reported on a new Israeli bakery and cafe that was opening in Hoboken located on the ground level of the Monroe Center — called Yuki’s Bakery & Coffee. The bakery has officially opened as of March 18th. Further uptown, we got word about another eatery opening sometime this spring located at 1038 Garden Street called Olivia’s. Read on to learn what we know about Yuki’s and Olivia’s, both new to Hoboken.
Located in Suite E-101, on the ground level of 720 Monroe Center, Yuki’s Bakery & Coffee opened on March 18th. The bakery specializes in baked goods such as babka, challah, burek, rugelach, and hamentashen. The menu features coffee by Counter Culture Coffee and organic teas.
Yuki’s posted on its Instagram that it has officially opened its doors. The post stated, “WE ARE OPEN!!! And we have some good stuff fresh out of the oven – so come and get’em as they won’t last long!”
The coffee served is by Counter Culture Coffee, and retail packages are available, too. Other retail products that are sold are gourmet non-perishable products such as Israeli Tahini – Har Bracha, quality za’atar, organic tea, silan-date honey, and halva.
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Yuki Aviyah Levinson, a native of Israel, moved to the United States after finishing her time in the Israeli army. She has almost a lifetime of experience in cooking and baking, having managed kitchens, whole restaurants, and was a pastry chef for renowned NYC restaurants and cafes.
Read more about Yuki’s story and what to expect from the bakery here.
Back in November of 2019, we broke the news about a new cocktail restaurant opening in Hoboken. After months of residents wondering when the restaurant would be opening, there have finally been signs of movement that the new restaurant will be opening its doors in the coming weeks. A recent article on Patch noted new signs have appeared in the window reading, “Opening Mid-April.”
Located at 1038 Garden Street in the former Sasso’s Liquors and Delicatessen, Olivia’s has had the same signage “Olivia’s: Dining and Cocktails” hung in the windows for the past year.
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There is still no word on what the menu will feature, but the space is undergoing major renovations.
Olivia’s will joining the ranks of other cocktail restaurants/bars in town including Bin14, Grand Vin, Stingray Lounge, Belo Bar, Antique Bar + Bakery, Monroe’s, and Zack’s.
We will keep you updated on the latest news regarding the opening as the details unfold.
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