Unique Philly Cannoli Shop Comes to Jersey; More Food News

Plus: A mini pancake spot opens on Asbury Park’s boardwalk, while the Cake Boss takes on Atlantic City.

Two cannolis on a plate by a window
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Holy Cannoli Cafe, Haddon Township

This South Philly-based cafe has expanded to South Jersey. Holy Cannoli serves mini and large homemade cannolis, with traditional fillings as well as unique flavors that change monthly. Right now you can try cannolis stuffed with lemon pie, cheesecake or Peppermint Pattie fillings. There are also cannoli-filling dips with cannoli-shell chips, cannoli bowls, cannoli cookie sandwiches and cannoli doughnuts. You can even build your own cannoli to add toppings like sprinkles, crushed Oreos and caramel drizzle. If cannoli’s not your thing, there are waffles and gelato. Coffee and tea are also available.
31 Haddon Avenue

Terrace by Alessio’s, Hoboken

Alessio’s Cafe is a popular Italian eatery with locations in Hoboken and Jersey City. Its team’s latest endeavor is Terrace by Alessio’s, located in Hoboken’s Northwest Resiliency Park. The new fast-casual spot has spacious indoor/outdoor seating and serves everything from coffee, pastries and breakfast bites to pasta, sandwiches and charcuterie.
1201 Madison Street

Buttermee Pancakes, Asbury Park

Made-to-order mini pancakes, anyone? Choose between signature flavors like spiced banana, salted cookie butter or strawberries and cream—or build your own stack with the toppings of your choice. Size options include short stacks, full stacks or brunch boxes (intended to feed 3-4 people). Vegan and gluten-free options are available, as are fresh cold brew and drip coffee. Buttermee is located right on the boardwalk, so visitors can enjoy their stacks at one of the outdoor tables—or take them to go, for a stroll or beach picnic.
1100 Ocean Avenue

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Raccoon Taproom, Collingswood

The latest addition to Collingswood’s lively food and drink scene is Raccoon Taproom, the second brewery from Swedesboro Brewing Co. At the new taproom, which replaces the former Devil’s Creek Brewery, there are several beers and hard seltzers on tap. Enjoy drinks by the glass or in a flight while sitting at a wooden table or along the small bar.
1 Powell Lane

Surf Road Coffee Bar & Beach Bowls, Smithville

A new family-run coffee shop has come to Historic Smithville Village. Enjoy café classics—hot, iced or frozen coffee and espresso beverages—plus smoothies and acai bowls, which come with fruit and toppings. Relax with your drinks and bowls on the outdoor benches and picnic tables.
615 E Moss Mill Rd, #16

Buddy’s Boardwalk Empire, Atlantic City

Buddy Valastro, better known as the Cake Boss from Hoboken’s Carlo’s Bakery, is taking on the Jersey Shore. At his new dine-in or grab-and-go eatery in Harrah’s Resort and Casino, there are plenty of Italian handhelds to choose from, like focaccia sandwiches, round and square pizza, wings and fries. There’s also a pasta bar and, of course, plenty of his famous desserts.
777 Harrah’s Boulevard

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