When Choco-Pain opened downtown Hoboken, it was like bringing a bit of France to the city: delicious bread, pastries and viennoiseries, made traditionally and tasting like it should. I hate when I buy a croissant and it is not buttery! So, we were wondering when they would open Uptown. But no, it did not happen yet. Instead, Verde Vita Toscana, an Italian café opened few month ago, replacing a beauty salon, with the great idea to get its bread from Choco-Pain!
It is a great place with a very European feel and a relaxed atmosphere: ceramic tables, brick walls and a long counter where one can sip a delicious espresso with a croissant.
Besides this, they sell different olive oil
As well as pasta
Jam, honey, etc. You might want in fact to enjoy some samples that they setup during the day for the pleasure of their customers.
We only went there for breakfast and met each time with one of the owners who is very welcoming. The second time we went was when my cousin Sandrine was visiting us.
There, we tried:
The espresso and tea.
I liked the fact that they serve the espresso like in Italy, with a glass of sparkling water.
The chocolate croissant (well, you know what I think about Choco-Pain at this point).
The tartine avec du beurre et de la confiture or bread with butter and jam.
The jam was an Italian fig jam that was sublime: not too sweet and really tastes of the fruit. I, of course, loved the fact that they put lots of butter...and, again, the baguette was from Choco-Pain, so I will not comment how good it was (I guess I just did...).
Verde Vita Toscana is a great place to relax and enjoy some delicious food in a decor that will make you think, for a moment, that you are in Italy. I can't wait to go back and try some of their lunch items.
Enjoy (I did)!
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