New Opening: Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken

 Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Finally! Choc-O-Pain, the French bakery located Downtown Hoboken just opened an Uptown location, replacing Ganache in the Hudson Tea Building. It is a good move as the north part of the city is missing some places like this, Brod finally withdrawing their project to open in the Maxwell Place building, close to La Isla. 

 Counter at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Counter at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

 Kids room at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Kids room at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

 Dining room at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Dining room at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

 Books at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Books at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Choc-O-Pain Uptown is quite big, with a lot of light thanks to the large windows, with even a small room where people with kids can enjoy some time there. The main dining room is quite large, with individual tables, as well as two large communal tables, and, for people who want to spend time working there, power outlets as well as free wifi: all elements to get you stay there and indulge with delicious bread and viennoiseries. We went three times and got to try few things:

First, I should mention the espresso that is quite good, not bitter, and with a single shot equivalent to a double or even triple shot at Starbucks, similar to the quantity you would get in France.

 Espresso at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Espresso at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

For breakfast, we tried their chocopain or chocolate croissant that was buttery and flakey.

 Chocolate croissant at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Chocolate croissant at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Their almond croissant is a must have, with lots of almond filling in it.

 Almond croissant at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Almond croissant at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

The chocolate babka is ok, a bit hard and with not enough chocolate.

 Chocolate babka at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Chocolate babka at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

They also propose kouign aman that is a croissant dough on steroids, meaning with much more butter, that they propose with chocolate or fruit. We tried the former that was good, flakey and buttery. I hope they will propose bigger ones and just plain ones.

 Chocolate kouign aman at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Chocolate kouign aman at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Another great item is their palmier that is basically puff pastry and sugar. A must have for sure!

 Palmier at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Palmier at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

The last breakfast item we tried was their boule au chocolat, a small bread with chocolate chips: know that only the chocolate will be sweet as this is bread, so if you are looking for something buttery or sweeter, go for the chocolate croissant. 

 Boule au chocolat at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Boule au chocolat at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

For lunch, they also have sandwiches, quiches, croque monsieur, etc. We tried one of their sandwiches that was with saucisson sec (dry cured sausage) and cornichons (little pickles). It was very good, even if I wish they put a bit more saucisson in it. The bread was delicious, fresh and crispy. In fact we also tried their baguette that is superb and perfect with a bit of butter.

 Sandwich saucisson sec et cornichons at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Sandwich saucisson sec et cornichons at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

 Sandwich saucisson sec et cornichons at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Sandwich saucisson sec et cornichons at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Their mushroom quiche is also delicious, not dry, with a flakey crust.

 Mushroom quiche at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Mushroom quiche at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Last, we tried a bite of their chocolate tart that is very good, very chocolatey. I did not see that many pastries there, but I am sure that after few weeks, we will start seeing more...And I will be there to try them!

 Chocolate tart at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Chocolate tart at Choc-O-Pain, Uptown Hoboken, NJ

Enjoy (I did)!

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Choc-O-Pain - 1500 Hudson street, 07030 Hoboken, NJ

 
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