Yes, that's a Christmas tree decorated with blinking string lights, pumpkins and other Halloween decorations...inside a local coffee and bagel shop.
Z and I were in New Jersey this weekend to see one of my best guy friends from college get married. It was a beautiful, incredibly fun wedding. In fact, the wedding was so much fun that Z and I didn't even eat "breakfast" the next day until almost 2 p.m. We were both craving bagels, and after a quick Internet search, I stumbled upon Coffee Grinder Cafe and Bagel Shop, which was right up the road from our hotel (which was located in Bridgewater).
With a 5+ hours drive ahead of us, we both went for a quick yet satisfying breakfast: two fried eggs, pepperjack cheese, and tomato on toasted bagels. I went for the spinach bagel, while Z opted for the everything.
Both of our sandwiches were basically perfect - both in flavor and for curing our hangovers - and both sandwiches plus an iced coffee and juice cost us just over $13. I love finding hidden gems like this one when I'm traveling!
Every time I find a bagel shop like Coffee Grinder Cafe in New Jersey or New York, I always wish Boston had a locally-owned place like it. Does anyone know of any local cafes that make their own bagels?