Vale Coffee Shoppe, River Vale
Aside from iced and hot coffee drinks, Vale offers matcha, tea and light bites, including croissants (chocolate, almond, raspberry, hazelnut) and Danishes (cinnamon bun, maple pecan, cherry Greek yogurt). Coffee beans and tea leaves are sourced from La Colombe, while baked goods come from local bakeries and businesses.
669 Westwood Avenue, River Vale
The Lido, North Arlington
This longtime Hackensack restaurant has opened in North Arlington in what was formerly Centanni. Featuring an award-winning thin-crust pizza, the menu also includes an open-face steak sandwich, burgers, bacon cheese fries, fried calamari and more. Dessert cocktails, such as an Irish coffee and a vanilla White Russian, are offered, as are wine, whiskey, sangria and martinis.
11 River Road, North Arlington; 201-246-8900
Sam’s Bar & Grill, Ringwood
Following renovations, the former Prime15 has reopened with a new name and menu. Dishes include crispy Brussels sprouts, burrata with cherry tomatoes and pickled red onions, tuna poke salad and firecracker shrimp.
15 Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Ringwood; 973-520-7267
Soulmate Café, Ringwood
Right across from Sam’s Bar & Grill, Soulmate Café offers French pastries, including croissants, tarts, cookies and cakes. There are also sandwiches, waffles, ice cream and milkshakes.
6 Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Ringwood; 973-513-9496