Recently, Matt and I have been trying to branch out from our typical weekend routine of hibernating inside on the couch binging Netflix and Hulu all day. Don’t get me wrong, that is still probably one of my favorite ways to spend time, but with the spring drawing nearer I think we are both getting sick of wasting away inside.

So, this past weekend we decided to spread our wings and fly – staying within the approximately square-mile radius that is the city of Hoboken. Now, if there’s one thing you should know about Hoboken, it’s that there are the most bars and restaurants per square mile than anywhere else in the country. (Okay, in fairness I have never seen an official report supporting this claim, but most people seem to agree that it’s true.) In any case, there are a ton of new places to try.

Having lived in Hoboken for close to three years now, I have made my rounds in terms of its bar and restaurant scene. But, as a millennial constantly on the quest for the next trendy place, I am always willing to explore and try something new.

On this particular day, Matt and I decided to check out Sunnyside Cafe & Eatery – a self-proclaimed “exciting new all day café, serving brunch, specialty coffee, and drinks.” Would it live up to the hype? We were unsure, but I had seen that it had a pretty dope wall of plants inside when walking by on my way home from work, so that seemed to be a good indication of the level of trendiness it would exude.

And, for the record, it certainly did not disappoint. At the risk of sounding incredibly basic, this place was a #VIBE. The whole cafe has a really cool, industrial feel, with huge exposed beams and natural wood everywhere.

And the GREENERY! Plants on plants on plants, my favorite. Not to mention the LITERAL WALL OF PLANTS. Granted, I am sure most (all) of these plants are artificial, but who am I to judge? I don’t discriminate – and I sure as hell don’t have a green thumb myself. (Aside from the plant that I have on my desk at work that officially turned one year old this week! Unsure how he is still alive especially considering I either drown him or starve him… there is no in between.)

Anywho, back to Sunnyside. Long story short, the place has an awesome ambiance. It’s quiet, small, laid-back, but with a really fun and current vibe. Within 0.01 seconds of walking in, I felt nowhere near cool enough to be in existence. But lucky for me they were still happy to take my money (or, rather, Matt’s money… thanks again, boo!) and we placed our order and awaited the arrival of our second breakfast.


Now unfortunately for you, we devoured our meals too quickly to document – which is unusual for me considering I am the queen of taking at least 15 photos of my food prior to eating it. But – for the record – it was delicious.

I got the appropriately name “Brekkie Roll Sandwich” which consisted of scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, chives, cucumbers, and garlic-herb aioli on a roll. Matt got the Turkey Sausage Sandwich which I believe was exactly the same as mine plus (you guessed it!) turkey sausage.


So, despite the fact that I only have about two and a half months left of living in Hoboken, I will definitely be going back to Sunnyside – if not for the yummy, fairly-priced food then DEFINITELY for the trendy, cooler-than-me ambiance. And #vibe.

For a more in-depth review of Sunnyside and its menu, check out this article about the cafe on

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