Help Us Launch Our Next Venture

Autistic Equals Artistic!

We want to create an open space where all adults with developmental disabilities are able to express themselves through various artistic mediums, including painting, music and even a art gallery where we hope to display and sell the final pieces! We are asking for your help in making our vision become a reality by opening a studio across the street from Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe. Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe resides on 14 White Street, Mount Holly and right in the heart of Mill Race Village.

Please help  by donating to the cause by clicking below! Our goal is to reach $10,000 to pay for us to get started! Thank you in advance!

Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe

Cafe Hours

 Monday: 6:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: 6:00am – 6:00pm
Wed: 6:00am – 6:00pm
Thursday: 6:00am – 6:00pm
Friday: 6:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Groundbreaking Coffee


Located in Mount Holly, NJ, Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe provides extraordinary individuals the opportunity for gainful employment in a supportive and progressive work environment.

We are driven daily to achieve that dream, along with creating an experience for all of our customers to feel at home. Enjoy a cup of coffee, sip a hot tea, eat fresh food and immerse yourself in the history of Mount Holly, NJ, We will make it worth your trip!

Brandi E. Fishman,

  • The Best Coffee
    The Best Coffee
    Learn how & where to buy the best whole bean coffee so you can find some of the best tasting and most flavorful coffees you could possibly imagine.
  • The Beginning
    The Beginning
    In taking a risk in opening our dream coffee shop, we also made some important decisions before getting started with our coffee business that led to their success: planning, researching, and develop their coffee shop business concept.
  • Our Goal
    Our Goal
    Providing not only adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to gain employment, but also serving the best coffee in a comfortable setting.
  • Only the Freshest
    Only the Freshest
    If you pick up a handful of coffee beans and they leave a residue on your hands — or if you can see residue on the inside of a bag of beans — that means they are oily, and hence, freshly roasted.
Nestled in Mill Race Village in Mount Holly, NJ and just a short walk from Robin’s Nest Restaurant, Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe serves the finest coffee and teas, as well as great eats.

The coffee is roasted fresh and roasted locally by Harvest Roastery in Medford, NJ. We hire developmentally disabled adults.The Mill Race Village is part of an historic restoration neighborhood preservation project and a haven for entrepreneurs, artisans and professionals alike. The Mill Race Shops offer a wide variety of collectibles, one-of-a-kind, hand-made items, fine art, jewelry, clothes, books, accessories and furniture for those seeking distinctive and unusual wares for your home, your loved ones, and of course yourself!

Inclusion, Diversity, Opportunity
What We Are About

The mission of the Zefer Foundation is to shift society’s perception of individuals with Developmental Disabilities. We will accomplish this by collaborating with individuals and agencies to create unprecedented opportunities for inclusion and diversity in the areas of employment, housing and recreation.

Benefits of Retail Stores:
  • Offers employment opportunities with competitive wages
  • Improves feelings of well-being and self-esteem
  • Provides opportunity that would otherwise not exist, expanding life experiences
  • Provides participation in the community-engaging with others
  • Provides opportunities to make new friends and develop new relationships
Benefits of Retail Stores for the Community:
  • Provides the community with a richer, more diverse environment
  • Provides the satisfaction of supporting a business that provides valuable opportunity to an under served population
  • 70% of the employees will be residents of the community
  • Provides jobs to local High School students
  • Promotes kindness, acceptance and inclusion in the community
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By the Diverse

Everybody needs to feel good about themselves, but children on the spectrum have less opportunities for that. There is a place for them, no matter how disabled they are.

Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe proudly brews Harvest Coffee. Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe always provides fresh, quality, specialty coffees. We serve a number of different brews that have light, medium, and dark bodies, along with different background notes. Stop in and see which is your favorite!

To apply for a job, download an application below. Fill out application and email us here.
What Our Clients Say


Daniela E.

I had the pleasure of being served by John who was a absolute delight. He allowed me to sample the iced coffee which was great all on its own. I had the strawberry cream croissant which was the perfect amount of sweetness and a black iced coffee. They have plenty of seating area, some outside and two rooms inside which they have books, chairs and a piano you can enjoy. They sell organic seed-bearing lollipops which I thought was interesting so I grabbed two of them. The prices are great especially in comparison to other coffee shops. Overall, the energy here was amazing. Please visit and support this great business. Local roasted coffee/tea plus snacks, employing adults with developmental disabilities and a great atmosphere. What more could you really ask for?!

Ted E.

This is one of the cutest little coffee shops I have ever been to. With both outdoor and indoor seating and a huge selection of fresh pastries and drinks this place has anything Starbucks would have and then some. On top of all that it apparently benefits the local special needs community and hires disabled workers. That with a free standing piano and board games, anyone of almost any age can enjoy a relaxing time here.

Sun Coles

Love it here!!! Breaking Grounds is an absolute gem of an establishment. From employing adults with disabilities, to providing awesome customer service, and not to mention their awesome coffee - it's a feel good place that is the HEART of Mt Holly.

Debbie Oehrle Tatum

Friendly staff, great mission, beautiful eclectic town, simple but quaint. A fun New home town hang out!

Dennis McDonald

Great coffee and friendly service. A wonderful new addition to Mount Holly.

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Special Offer

Frequent Sipper

Visit Breaking Grounds Coffee & Cafe and pick up a Frequent Sipper card. Purchase a coffee and get your card stamped. Buy ten coffees and hand in your punched card and get your 11th coffee free!  We also encourage our customers to “pay it forward” and donate a FREE coffee to an anonymous coffee drinker!

PLUS: Catering available upon request! Coffee, Pastry Trays,
Bagel Trays & More! Call Brandi Fishman at (609) 224-7532!
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