Most Awesome Cupcake, Bakery & Sweet Shop in NY Metro area

– by Red Tricycle Awards, 2013 Click Here

Best Desserts in North Jersey

– NJ Monthly Magazine Choice Awards, July 2013

Best Bakery

– Morris/Essex Health & Life Readers’ Choice Awards, March 2013

Runner Up Best Coffee Shop, Cupcakes, Gelato, Kid-Friendly, and Salad

– Morris/Essex Health & Life Readers’ Choice Awards, March 2013


“Best Desserts in NJ!”

– NJ Monthly Magazine, August 2012


“Best Coffee House in NJ!”

– NJ Monthly Magazine

“Best of the Bakeries, Desserts, Brunch, Sunday Brunch, & Breakfast in Morris County Area!”

– Daily Record

“Best Sandwiches & Gelato, Runner-Up best Cakes & Smoothies in Morris/Essex Counties!”

– Morris/Essex Health & Life Magazine

“Runner-Up Best Cupcakes in NJ!”

– NJ Monthly Magazine 



“Runner-Up Best Coffeehouse in NJ!”

– NJ Monthly Magazine

“Best Coffee, Breakfast, Brunch, Desserts, Cannoli, Cakes, Pies, Cheesecake, Cappuccino, & Espresso in Morris County!”

– Daily Record and Morris Health & Life Magazine 



“Runner-Up Best Coffeehouse in NJ!”

– NJ Monthly Magazine

“Best Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Desserts, Cheesecake, Cupcakes, Cookies, Cannoli, Coffee, Cappucino, Espresso, Family-Friendly Dining, & Outdoor Dining in Morris County!”

– Daily Record and Morris Health & Life Magazine 




“Best Coffeehouse in NJ!”

– NJ Monthly Magazine

Numerous Best in Morris County Awards!

-Daily Record 



“Best Cheesecake in NJ”

– NJ Life Magazine 



“Best Cheesecake in NJ”

– Star Ledger Munchmobile 


Customer Feedback


Customers think Mara’s is the best place in town!  You don’t have to take our word for it, read the reviews to see what they have to say:   

Yelp“I have been going there since they opened.  Their coffee is the best, and deserts are heavenly.  Family run and many times you will see the brothers there working and both are exceptionally nice.  I’ve never had anything that was not perfect there.  Their lunches are great, but the absolute best place for deserts.”

Mark H. from – May 4, 2012

“Excellent!  We Yelped this place when we wanted ice cream and it was well worth it.  Their home made gelato is to die for.  Everything was great.”

Viktoriya from  Morris Plains, NJ – October 20, 2011


Trip Advisor“Good coffee and a nice selection of pastries. You can enjoy a respite here without hassle. Pleasant, quiet, peaceful. Good place for a cuppa and conversation with friend or associate.”

Michael F. from – April 14, 2012

” ‘Great Date Spot’ My girlfriend and I love to stop by Mara’s after dinner.  Great selection of desserts and beverages.  Nice neighborhood atmosphere and very friendly service.  We look forward to sitting outside in the evening when it warms up.”

fuzzi_logic from–  April 6, 2012 



 “Mara’s is like a second home to us.  I love the light fare & the gelato.  Your coffee is good; but I like to come for a lunch or dinner & hang out.  Your staff is terrific.  Your food is great.”

Mary Ann Michalski  –  February 25, 2009

“Mara’s has always had a tradition of serving fine food and desserts to an appreciative audience.  Their style and sense of taste transcend the boundaries of regular food into a realm of dining ‘exquisiteness’.”

Morris Hoover (Pinnacle Foods Group) Mountain Lakes, NJ –  October 31, 2008

“HI!  I’ve been a longtime customer of Mara’s before the cafes even opened.  You’ve really out done yourself.  The food is terrific, the desserts as always are perfect, and the staff is incredible.  Some of my favorites are the lemon bars, chocolate mousse, and quiches.”

Karly Buehlmaier (Newsweek) Mountain Lakes, NJ –  August 28, 2008 


Thank you for your business and feedback!