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A Trip to The Fine Grind Coffee Bar in Little Falls

by Samantha Bonizzi
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A good local coffee shop is an important staple of any community. For Little Falls and the surrounding area, that’s The Fine Grind. While technically in Passaic County, the Fine Grind is just minutes away from Montclair, located at 101 Newark-Pompton Turnpike. With a creative list of coffee specialties and comfort food, friendly service, and a welcoming atmosphere, The Fine Grind is a home away from home for many. Read on for more about this cozy cafe in Little Falls, New Jersey.

About The Fine Grind

The Fine Grind opened its original location on Main Street in June 2005 before eventually settling in its current location at 101 Newark-Pompton Turnpike (Route 23 South) just around the corner. The shop is known for its fresh roasted organic fair-trade coffees, gourmet loose-leaf teas, creative beverage concoctions, and tasty sweet treats. The friendly atmosphere lends to getting work done or meeting up with friends.

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The Fine Grind has kept its doors open for nearly 20 years because of its loyal customer base and involvement in the community. The Fine Grind hosts live music, monthly art exhibits, and other events, and it is common for the staff to appear at local school and town happenings.

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Besides serving coffee, the owner and employees are passionate about reducing its carbon footprint. The Fine Grind encourages recycling and allows customers to bring their thermos or travel mugs. By doing so, they receive a small discount for saving them a cup, promoting a greener way of brewing.

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The Menu

The shop serves a variety of signature beverages available year-round, such as The Vanilla Snuggle latte and the signature FroHo® (frozen hot chocolate).

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Besides the extensive beverage menu, customers also look forward to tasty desserts and pastries. There is always a glass jar of fresh-baked chocolate chunk cookies and gooey cinnamon rolls to tempt a sweet tooth. Popular items on the daily food menu include homemade hummus platters, Italian grilled cheese made with fresh bruschetta, and egg bagel sandwiches. The menu also factors gluten-free and vegan items into its menu, and a variety of milk substitutes like oat, soy, and almond.

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The event schedule is a big part of what keeps this coffee shop buzzing, and customers can expect daily happenings. On Sundays, the shop welcomes local musicians for an open mic night. There are board games on Mondays, adult coloring on Tuesdays, live music on Wednesdays and Fridays, and trivia on Thursdays. The shop is open late on Saturdays with dessert and beverage specials for night owls. Art exhibits are also a constant at the shop, featuring the works of local artists (anyone can apply to be featured).

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The Fine Grind is open Monday through Thursday from 8AM to 8PM; Friday from 8AM to 10PM; Saturday from 9AM-10PM; and Sunday from 9AM-8PM.

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