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PJ's Coffee of Highland Park: Paradise for those who work from 'home'

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It used to be that working at home meant that one worked in his or her pajamas all day tethered to a desk top computer and land line telephone.

Today, with lap top computers and cellular phones, a person who works from home can literally work anywhere – including at the neighborhood coffee shop. PJ’s Coffee of New Orleans, centrally located in downtown Highland Park at 315 Raritan Avenue, is a comfortable place to set up shop for the day and work on the lap top, call clients, and even meet colleagues for informal meetings.

A recent Monday visit to PJ’s Coffee around mid-morning found several such goings-on.

‘Even people who are lucky enough to work at home have to get out of the house sometime,’ said Marilyn H., a self-employed marketing rep who lives in Highland Park.

Founded in 1978, PJ’s Coffee has been in business for fewer years than either Dunkin Donuts, which opened its doors for the first time in 1950, or Starbucks, which poured its first cup of coffee in 1971. The PJ stands for Phyllis Jordon, PJ’s founder, a pioneer of gourmet coffee.

The Highland Park location is one of dozens of PJ’s Coffee franchises, but the only one in New Jersey.

Those who choose to work at PJ’s Coffee can make a day of it by starting the morning with an espresso, specialty coffee, juice or smoothie, and a freshly baked pastry. For lunch there are grilled paninis, salads, pizzas, and sandwiches. A hot or cold specialty coffee from the Coffee Bar will fight that midafternoon slump.

PJ’s Coffee opens weekday mornings at 7:30 a.m., Saturday at 8:30 am and Sunday at 9.

Each Sunday afternoon, PJ’s Coffee holds an open jazz jam featuring the Somerset Jazz Consortium.

Menu items offered by PJ’s Coffee are also available for takeout. Call 732-828-2397 and check them out on Facebook.

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