Since moving to Jersey City, I’m always on the lookout for new restaurants and coffee shops to try, especially since I work from home. After trying out all of the coffee shops Journal Square has to offer, I have to say by far, Whealth takes the cake for the best coffee, food, and atmosphere in the Journal Square neighborhood of Jersey City.
Why Whealth and Co.?
Whealth markets itself as a “Modern Day Grandma’s Kitchen”, with farm-to-table seasonal offerings every day. Their location is a little harder to find, tucked behind the Journal Squared apartments right by the PATH plaza. Their interior is rustic, with mason jar water glasses and vintage tables and chairs, giving it an eclectic vibe that I really like. Coffee, tea, and water are plentiful, which makes it a great place to sit down for a while and work/study without breaking the bank. Their WiFi is also very fast and the atmosphere is pretty quiet (except for the lunch rush), which is great for deep focus.
Another important aspect of Whealth’s ethos is relationships. Their major slogan is “All we have is each other”, and that is really reflected in how the staff treats their customers. When I walk in, I get a smiling “Hey Kat!” from everyone in the kitchen, and I’ve seen them treat every other customer the exact same way. Everyone on staff makes a huge effort to make sure everyone feels welcome and cared for like it was their own home kitchen. I have yet to find another place in Jersey City that has remembered my and my partner’s name after showing up only 3 times.
What really sets Whealth apart from other coffee shops in the neighborhood is the food. Most lunch dishes are between $9-$15, but they are very filling. So far, I’ve enjoyed their bacon and tomato grilled cheese, which was any cheese-lover’s dream, as well as their “greens bowl” which had one of the best sweet potatoes I’ve ever had. The quality of the ingredients is so apparent, and if you check out their Instagram stories, the owner, David, is always on the farm, picking up ingredients for their rotating seasonal menu.
Whealth also recently launched a meal delivery service, which I have yet to try but sounds absolutely incredible. For $100 a week, you get enough farm-fresh items for 2 meals a day for 5 days, all for less than the cost of meal delivery for 2 nights. It’s an incredibly great value, especially considering the items already come ready to assemble, which means the cooking required is next to none. If I do get a chance to try it, I’ll be sure to post a review.
If you’re local to the Jersey City area and are looking for a new place to try, Whealth should be at the top of your list! It’s quickly become a favorite of both my partner and myself!