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Legal Grounds

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170 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4433
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon 07:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 07:00 - 21:00
Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Wonderful area coffee shop. Friendly cozy place to relax with your coffee and newspaper or visit with a friend. Locals are friendly. People get to know one another. This shop is tiny but great.

Thank Elizabeth B
Jersey City, New Jersey
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

I found this place when i lived around the corner, but i live a couple miles away now and i still come every chance i get. Usually every weekend. Consistently great egg sandwiches, and they listen to exactly how you want it. Lunch sandwiches superb too, and the new "bbq mashups" for $5 cannot be beat. Homemade Pulled pork chicken... More 

Thank bbjbbj
Jersey City, New Jersey
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2015 via mobile

Its a very cute little spot. Simple, not too fancy, but good. I typically come in once or twice a week for a breakfast sandwich and maybe a chai tea.

Thank s_lucian
Jersey City, New Jersey
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Downtown Jersey City has been my home for over 7 years now. Legal grounds has always been my top breakfast/lunch spot in the area. Staff is always friendly and the cook is a machine, cranking out a wide range of top notch food options. Coffee selection is vast as well. Also dog friendly, with a large outdoor patio section in... More 

2 Thank Matthew C
Jersey City, New Jersey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

Coffee is always good! Love this local gem. Little backyard is lovely to read and sip coffee, as well as have your pooch sit with you as this place is dog friendly as well!!

Thank Danigirl83
Rainbow Lake, New York, United States
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206 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2013

In a quiet residential block of Grand Street in Jersey City is a small coffee house that offers big treats. There is an impressive sandwich/wrap menu that is very reasonably priced. The coffee is what coffee should be, full of flavor and not afraid to say "robust". The staff is very friendly and helpful. It's located only a few blocks... More 

Thank Patrick E
Richmond, Texas
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This isn't much on atmosphere, but the food, service, and prices are great! Since moving to Jersey I have wanted to try Wonder Bagel, but have no desire to stand line. I just happened to stumble into Legal Grounds fro a cup of Joe. Much to my surprise they serve Wonder Bagels. I ordered a toasted bagel with cream cheese... More 

Thank 4thefamily
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3,309 reviews
1,380 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,894 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

The place is super cute, albeit sort of crowded with stuff so there's not a lot of space to sit or stand. Definitely has good food and coffee, and even some special hot chocolate drinks, too. Try it out and enjoy it! Definitely one of the saving graces of Jersey City.

1 Thank QuickWhitTravel

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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Grand St, Jersey City, NJ 07302, Jersey City, NJ 07302-4433
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?