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306-A Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
732-974-3433
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place for Coffee and Food

Wonderful assortment of coffees and teas and great hot cocoa with real whipped cream. The food is prepared by Dan who is a terrific chef. Wonderful salads, pasta dishes, soups. They're open for breakfast, lunch, and occasionally dinners (check for times and days for dinners). You can eat outside or... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
stormie267
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New Jersey
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63 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wonderful assortment of coffees and teas and great hot cocoa with real whipped cream. The food is prepared by Dan who is a terrific chef. Wonderful salads, pasta dishes, soups. They're open for breakfast, lunch, and occasionally dinners (check for times and days for dinners). You can eat outside or in.

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Spring Lake, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You order at the counter, food is made daily, often while you are there so everything is fresh. The salad is outrageous and you can add whatever you like, portions are enormous, and the atmosphere is unique. We have met lots of interesting people when dining there and it's always fun to have conversations with Cosimo or Dan. The hot... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Step into Italy and have food like your mama made. From balsamic chicken to pasta bolognese to grouper to salad to pannis....mmmmmm. Top it off with a cappuccino. Bellisimo!

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Rumson, NJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant - the food is fantastic - I feel I am back in Italy - Cosimo takes such pride in his food and he could not do a better job - this restaurant is a BYO - I have been to this restaurant several times and will continue to

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

While items are "home-cooked," the menu du jour is all you have to choose from. Spring Lake is not a cheap town, so I guess they need to limit their downside. Moreover, I would have liked better attention from the wait staff, even though we chose to eat outside. My pals and I noticed that some of the food was... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We filled Cafe Artist with a large group on a weekday night. This is a very small place and there were no empty seats. As you can read in other reviews, there is a set menu for a set price. No choices and no exceptions. Since we had the entire place, our group leaders had a hand in setting the... More 

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Based on the ratings I was expecting great food in a well run restaraunt. The food was delicious but the place is not well run. I had made a reservation on Friday Night for Saturday Night(since they weren't serving dinner Friday Night) and was told to arrive at 7 PM. I was not given a price and had seen that... More 

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Hellertown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Had a breakfast and a lunch here during our stay in Spring Lake and enjoyed both. We would go back and hope that the quality stays as good as it is now.

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Madison, NJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have eaten at The Artist's Cafe many times; and it is always a Sweet Surprise ! Delicious Mediterranean Food, in an extremely casual setting. Love it ! We Will be in Spring Lake this week and look forward to popping in, a few times !!

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Montclair, New Jersey
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The occasion was late lunch on the Labor Day weekend, so no crowd for sure. only one other couple dining in. The food, all pre-made, was mediocre at best. Pasta overcooked as were the vegetables that accompanied it and the chicken tough -- all most likely a result of sitting too long. We got a sandwich which they heated up... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 306-A Morris Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Spring Lake
  • Phone Number: 732-974-3433

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?