WAYNE, N.J. -- Coffee rules. Especially at 7 a.m. on a Monday. Or 9 a.m. on a weekend your morning cuppa soothes the soul.
Who Brews Passaic County's Best Coffee?
Glaze Donuts, Wayne
Salome Café, Clifton
The Fine Grind, Little Falls, Wayne
We asked for your favorites; three are now in the running in our DVlicious contest. Each has been profiled this week. Let your fingers do the clicking while you sip, savor – and vote.
Voting ends at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27. You are allowed to vote multiple times, albeit once per day.
What Makes It "Strong" : Jon and Rhonda Mallek source their coffee from a local roaster who processes the Fair Trade and organic beans in small batches.
Specialty blends rotate -- February is devoted to love-themed concoctions -- but the house favorite is always available.
The coffee menu overflows with creative mixups, from the Crazy Carmello (caramel coffee with marshmallows and caramel sauce) to "That's What's She Said" (vanilla and cinnamon flavored coffee with two espresso shots).
Cozy seating welcomes long chats and study sessions and community artists are featured monthly, along with story hours and other events.
Get A Cuppa : 101 Newark Pompton Tpke, Little Falls, (973) 837-019; Berdan Avenue (in Corrado's shopping mall), Wayne; (973) 837.0199, www.thefinegrindcoffeebar.com