Nothing satisfies a sweet tooth like chocolate. It comes in many forms and recipes, but the classic chocolate chip cookie is a surefire favorite. Done perfectly, it’s both salty and sweet, both crispy and chewy, and paired with a coffee or a glass of milk. The classic chocolate chip cookie can be an instant crave quencher or a party favorite, and there are many places in Montclair that offer up chocolate chip cookies. Read on to find our favorite spots for this classic treat in Montclair.
Java Love Roasters | 244 Bellevue Avenue + 49 Church Streets
Both Montclair locations of Java Love Roasters offer chocolate chip cookie packs. The bags come in 3, 6, or 12 cookie packs and pair well with the wide selection of coffee available at these Instagrammable cafes. With locations in both New York and New Jersey, the local business is expanding, and providing sustainable coffee, and baked goods that are as delicious as they are picture-worthy.
Nicolo’s Italian Bakery and Deli | 6 Baldwin Street
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These chocolate chips are a different take on the classics: they’re made with almonds and walnuts. Each cookie costs 85 cents, and a pound costs $12. There are a lot of chocolate chips on the menu, too. Double chocolate chip muffins meet chocolate croissants, chocolate crumb buns to round out a cocoa delight. Other menu options include sesame cookies, seasonal pies, zeppole, and taralle. Take them to go, and pick them up with sauces, pasta, or deli sandwiches for a full meal.
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The Corner | 115 Grove Street
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This bakery first opened its doors to the Montclair community in April 2015, and owner Jeff Munoz is a local resident. The bakery makes the “230 cookies, “chocolate chip cookies made fresh daily at 2:30PM, in the open-kitchen dining room. The cookies can be enjoyed in the window seating that spans the south and west corners of the eatery.
The Little Daisy Bake Shop | 622 Valley Road
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Each delicious treat at this quaint bakery is made from scratch, with no tree nuts or peanuts. The baked goods are crafted with homestyle recipes and with ingredients found in regular kitchens. Among the selection of cookies, the chocolate chip ones stand out: they come in singular portions or can be ordered in a cookie box, which includes four cookies each of three different flavors.
Sweet Kitchen Montclair | 533 Bloomfield Avenue
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Founded in 2000, Sweet Kitchen aims to revolutionize the way people think about and consume food. The company’s slogan is “chasing the new flavor,” so its aim is to create unique twists on classics. The bakery is brimming with sweet treats both unique and classic, including chocolate chip cookies, cream puffs, kataifi, spinach pastries, and more. Stop in for brunch, get a meal catered, or pick up a sweet treat to go at this local eatery.
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Vanilla Heaven | 342 Bloomfield Avenue
Four cookie options are available at this sweet bakery, but the chocolate chip options come with either white or dark chocolate. Mix them with the other two options, mini M&Ms, and sprinkles, for an assorted box, or satisfy a sweet tooth with just one. These cookies are crispy on the outside and warm and soft in the middle, and pair perfectly with freshly brewed coffee. Other menu items include cup desserts, turnovers, mini cakes, and more. And, for an extra special treat, the company also does made-to-order desserts.
Vesta Chocolate | 598 Valley Road
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Husband and wife team Roger and Julia serve up chocolate chip cookies that are crispy on the outside and soft and chewy in the middle. The craft chocolate factory and cafe uses artisanal French techniques to develop the chocolate that goes in each recipe. People took notice, too: the cafe’s hot chocolate was voted one of the best recipes in the country.