If you're on the northern Jersey shore, check out America's Cup in Asbury Park. They roast their own coffee. The beans are good, but not fabulous (it ain't Seattle, after all.) They have a 2-group Astoria with matching grinder. Quality in the cup depends on which barista is on duty. Best shots I've had were made by the brunette with major tats on her arms. She does better microfoam than her co-workers, but even hers is overstretched.
Food is good, too. They have the most amazing Kobe Beef hot dogs
, and make a mean lox and bagel platter. The pastries look good, though I've not indulged.
Atmosphere is first rate. Great place to sit and surf the web on their free Wi-Fi.
Bottom line, while not in the league of the best coffee shops in the country, this place is a lot better than any of the other coffee shops in its area. I go there every morning when I'm visiting relatives nearby.