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Basic Food & Beverage

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231 8th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
+1 201-656-5900
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Jersey City, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Located in Hamilton Park area. Real good for coffee, baked goods and sandwiches. Mostly locals go here.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

If you are looking for a good coffee this is the place to go! They have very good salads and sandwiches. It's in the corner of Erie St. and 8th in Downtown Jersey City. Around the corner of Hamilton Park. The music is great. It's cozy and not expensive. Fast service and great food. They have free wireless service and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2009

they do a good quick sandwich ... a good coffee too. They have wifi.. but seats are generally taken

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2008

The pumkin soup is delicious!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2008

Great coffee shop with good food. Not a big fan of the pastries. Definitely hit or miss. It's got great ambiance and free internet. Kid friendly, especially in the afternoons and on the weekends. Unfortunately, its gotten more expensive and service can be slow. Music has been eclectic at times – in a bad way. Celine Dion followed by techno…..

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2008

A fantastic neighborhood coffee shop with delicious sandwiches and mouthwatering salads.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2007

Basic has the Best tuna sandwich in JC. dressed with mango chutney, served on focaccia bread. order it with a side of pesto pasta, good balance. mac & cheese is GOOD too. coffee is consistently not good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 231 8th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-656-5900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?