Ground Connection is a modern day coffee shop featuring small batch specialty coffee, full leaf and herbal teas, six cold brewed coffees and teas on tap, and a fantastic line of chef-driven fresh sandwiches, salads, flat bread pizzas, and baked goods prepared daily.

What’s Fresh at Ground Connection? The answer is Everything.

Each of our Ground Connection locations offer a very similar speciality Coffee and Beverage Program, but a distinct Food Program designed for the unique circumstance of our location.  The common thread of all Ground Connection locations are the following:

A simple and non-intimidating approach to Specialty Coffee. We start with Toby’s Estate Coffee (of Williamsburg, Brooklyn), using Brooklyn Blend for our drip coffee and Flatiron Blend for our Espresso Drinks. We have four signature drinks combining Espresso and Farm Fresh Milk:

  • Macchiato (3 oz)
  • Cortado (6 oz)
  • Cappuccino (8 0z)
  • Latte (12 oz)

Each of these drinks starts with a double shot of Flatiron Blend, and is combined with hand steamed Farm Fresh Milk  which is  steamed to rich and creamy micro-foam texture. Our Baristas are trained to steam each drink to its own ideal temperature.  Our drinks are topped off with “Latte Art” that can range from a beautiful heart to a complex rosetta.   A guest choose their particular favorite drink based on the taste profile they enjoy best which ranges from Bold for our Macchiato to Velvety Sweet and Smooth for our Latte.  Our Espresso always has a rich smooth flavor and hand steaming our Farm Fresh Milk add velvety sweetness.  We offer several Homemade syrups that can be added to our Espresso Drinks including Belgian Chocolate and Dulce de Leche.

Over time, our guest often move from a larger Espresso Drink to a smaller one. Our Espresso is unexpectedly rich and smooth, and our guests often begin to crave the flavor or our bolder drinks.  Our regulars often tend towards our Cappuccinos or Cortados as the ideal ratio  of Espresso to Farm Fresh Milk.

We also feature our specialty Cold Brew Beverages from our chilled tap system. We offer 18-Hour Cold Brew Coffees and Lattes, Fresh Lemonades, and Specialty Iced Teas.

Our first location in The Shops at Riverside, in Hackensack NJ offers a daily menu of  Artisan Sandwiches, Mix and Match Salads, Flatbread Pizzas, and Sushi all displayed for the guest in beautiful display cases. All Sandwiches and Flatbreads are heated to order and finished with greens and dressings. All of our items are prepared fresh each morning in our on premises kitchen. All of our Dressings are Homemade. All of our muffins and cookies are baked fresh on premises each day.

Our newest location, in Harborside Plaza 10, Jersey City NJ, had an expanded bold menu of cooked to order Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner from our Hot Kitchen.  We emphasize daily fresh items that are cooked from scratch and always delicious.  Our service style is quick casual for eat in and to-go.

Some features of our Jersey City Menu are:

  • B.A.D Sandwich (Breakfast All Day)
    Fried Egg, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Fontina Cheese, Fresh Salsa Verde
  • Three Egg Omelets and Scrambles
  • Avocado Toasts
  • Slow Cooked Oatmeal with Brown Sugar and Farm Fresh Milk
  • Smashed and Seared Certified Angus Burgers
  • Marinated Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
  • House Roasted Turkey with Fried Green Tomato
  • Pulled Pork Cubano
  • Homemade Falafel Sandwich and Falafel Bowl
  • Cobb and Italian Salads with Grilled Chicken
  • San Marzano Margherita Flatbread
  • Goat Cheese, Roasted Pear and Pesto Flatbread
  • Homemade Daily Soups


Riverside Shops Map >
390 Hackensack Ave
Hackensack, NJ 07601
(201) 342-0051
MON-WED 8am-9:00pm
THUR-SAT 8am-9:30pm
Closed Sunday

Livingston Mall Map >
112 Eisenhower Pkwy
Livingston, NJ 07039
MON-SUN 8am-9pm

Jersey City Map >
3 Second Street, Suite 101
Jersey City, NJ 07302