New Cafe Opens Downtown
- By Alan Skontra of Hoboken Patch
Turkish owned La Bouche has an intimate French atmosphere.
Hoboken residents who prefer sitting and sipping lattes and espressos in small, intimate cafes to the hustle and bustle of chain coffee shops on Washington Street now have a new option.
La Bouche Cafe, on Newark and Garden, is open for business.
Though it has a French name—la bouche means mouth—the cafe has more exotic roots. Owner Ezra Yuzer moved to the United States in 2009 after owning several restaurants in Istanbul, Turkey.
“It’s not just French,” she said, “it’s Mediterranean.”
The cafe looks more like a bedroom than a place of business, with a pastel color scheme, vintage cabinets, elegant light fixtures and comfortable seating, including padded chairs and benches, and plenty of pillows. There is also outdoor seating.
In addition to serving several styles of coffee, La Bouche has a chalk-drawn blackboard menu that features breakfast fare such as omelets, croissants and bagels, as well as salads, sandwiches and panini wraps. Most of the meal items are priced in the $5 to $8 range.
Yuzer said after moving to New York she started looking in Hoboken for a spot to open La Bouche both because she thought the location was ideal and that the city could use a such a cafe.
“It’s good,” she said. “We have a lot of regular customers.”