Around the Clock Diner, East Rutherford
In a nod to New Jersey’s status as the diner capital of the world, American Dream has welcomed Around the Clock Diner to its shopping and entertainment complex, which is already filled with diverse dining options. The eatery, billing itself as “a finer diner,” serves all-day breakfast, sandwiches, burgers, milkshakes (loaded with fresh donuts, if you wish!) and baked goods. Make sure you try the French onion soup, the classic reuben, with pastrami and 1000 island dressing, and the tender, char-grilled pork chops. The restaurant has a full bar, so you can even add liquor to your milkshakes.
1 American Dream Way
Aleria Bakery & Cafe, New Milford
The Turkish bakery, which came to Cliffside Park in 2021, has opened a second location. Aleria crafts authentic Turkish pastries, sandwiches, salads, drinks and, of course, plenty of baklava. The cafe is open daily 8 am to 8 pm.
160 Henley Avenue; 201-694-4081
Pop’s Place, Somerville
The family behind Pop’s Place, which opened in February 2022, packed up their debut Somerville eatery this month to relocate to another nearby spot on Somerville’s Main Street. As of last week, the Italian breakfast and lunch joint is back to serving a wide variety of breakfast sandwiches and platters, hot and cold sandwiches, salads and coffee. It’s open for dine-in service or takeout, seven days a week.
63 West Main Street; 908-725-1203
French Press Coffee House, Moorestown
Operating out of a chic, pristine Victorian house, French Press Coffee House brings Parisian-inspired coffee and pastries to this Burlington County downtown. The cafe has both indoor and outdoor seating, plus a small boutique called La Lune.
2 E Main Street; 856-316-7060
This isn’t your average donut shop. Mochiatsu specializes in mochi donuts, a fusion dessert that blends American donuts with mochi, a Japanese rice-cake dessert. There are more than 15 rotating flavors to choose from, all finished with colorful glazes or toppings. Mochiatsu also sells a variety of Korean rice dogs and bubble/fruit teas.
524 Delsea Drive