The bakers at DOCO take the old-fashioned approach with their donuts. Each of the 13 light, cake-like styles are hand-dipped and dressed in an array of traditional—and nontraditional—toppings. There's the strawberry-glazed and graham-cracker-topped Cherrygraham, for example, as well as the strawberry glaze and granola-dipped Strawberry Fields and the oreo-topped Cookie Monster. Additionally, specialty donuts are stuffed with fillings ranging from fruit to cannoli and boston cremes made from fresh ingredients. The café doesn't just offer baked goods, though—sweet treats can be paired with mugs of robust, locally made Ward Coffee.
Before supplying a single item, the proprietors of Eagle Specialty Coffee spent an entire year sampling coffees, juices, pastries, and other goodies. That meticulous search resulted in the shop's 13 private-label coffee varieties, which range from Brazilian Santos to Kenyan AA, all prepared with with the classic pour-over method. Eagle's espresso based drinks have been finely tuned to consistently deliver top quality espresso, cappuccino, latte and other espresso based drinks. For caffeine alternatives, highly trained baristas make freshly extracted juice onsite, blend fruit smoothies and frappes in six different flavors, and steep full-leaf teas. To complement your beverage, Eagle Specialty Coffee offers bagels with homemade tuna salad, delicious blueberry muffins, classic cranberry orange scones, and other fine pastries.
At Locals, you won't just rub elbows with regulars who frequently come in for deli sandwiches and gourmet soups?you'll take a bite out of local history too. Each of the shop's sandwiches is named after a hero, figure, or well-known place in Rumson. There's the Under the Bridge sandwich, for example, also known as a tuna salad on wheatberry bread. Or, the McCarter's Cow Crossing, a rare roast beef sandwich garnished with arugula and spicy horseradish. The soups and salads, meanwhile, might not have proper names, but they're just as inventive. Chefs blend up golden gazpacho with spicy bits of jalapeno and avocado, and toss salads with chick peas, whole red cherry peppers, craisins, pine nuts, or whatever else the customer wants. Pizzas, meanwhile, are pretty traditional, if you don't count the premium toppings (such as fried eggplant) that is.
At Kravings Frozen Yogurt locations, a large list of diverse flavors marries a large list of diverse toppings, all of which are sweeter than a honey pot. In fact, honey makes an appearance on those very lists?Greek honey tart frozen yogurt. Blueberry acai, chocolate, pumpkin, and egg nog also make an appearance, exemplifying the menu's ability to be both classic and cutting-edge at the same time?like Mozart driving a Camaro. The catalog of toppings is equally diverse, blending such stalwarts as cookie dough and kiwi.
To get an idea of what Chocobeanz serves, take a glance at the bakery's purple walls; words such as "cookies" and "lemon tarts" are painted there in rounded white script. Alternatively, you could just glance into the glass display case where bakers arrange the treats after making them from scratch. Savory snacks are available too: chicken pot pies, snack wraps, and create-your-own sandwiches and salads are a few specialties. Pair your meal with a coffee, chocolate smoothie, or a smoothie made from fresh fruits, flaxseed, and other healthy components.
Colorful dots line the lime-green walls at re Juice a Nation, but though they bear a resemblance, they're not the candy kind. Customers find healthful sweet treats here, in the form of fruit smoothies boosted with nutrition and sports supplements, which eliminate the need to mash fruit into Gatorade. To satisfy savory cravings, the eatery simmers 100 varieties of Hale and Hearty soup, which are always fresh and never frozen.