Rhode Island is both a creative and culinary capital. Mix those two together and you’re sure to get some amazing coffee places—and they definitely aren’t in short supply. While everyone has their favorite local joint, perhaps it’s worth venturing out and switching up your java routine.
This always-bustling café is located on Providence’s charming Wickenden Street. It’s got the greatest variety of views that you’ll find in Rhode Island. And the best part? It’s all fair trade, too.
If you’re looking for coffee with a view, look no further than the Coffee Grinder. There, you can sip on a refreshing drink while looking over the Newport Harbor from an Adirondack chair out on the patio. Locals consider it the best coffee in town.
Located at the Dean Hotel in Providence, this is a great spot for weary travelers looking to perk up before a day out on the town or locals looking to switch it up. The Dean Hotel is known for its modern, classy interiors, and its adjoining coffee shop is no different.
Despite Coastal Roasters’ small size, their menu is extensive. If you only have the opportunity to go once, though, make sure to try the mojo coco. Then bring your drink out onto the patio, where you can lounge in an Adirondack chair and watch the sun shine over the Sakonnet River.
This eco-friendly cafe is a great stop along Westminster Street for sandwiches, tea, and coffee alike. The interior has a bright vibe, decorated with bikes, plants, and lots of upbeat lights.
This tiny nook is one of the hippest places in Fox Point. While its exterior is modest and gives the appearance of a humble home, The Shop is always putting new twists on classic favorites. Try their toast with goat cheese and honey—the multigrain loaves are thick and crunchy, and pair perfectly with a Nitro cold brew during the summer. It’s the smoothest you’ll ever taste.
This homey coffeehouse in Newport is one of the little city’s hidden gems. The interior is fun, warm, and sometimes even kitschy, and they also have a huge outdoor patio which is perfect for sipping on a cold beverage in the summer. There in the winter? Make sure to try their ginger tea.
White Electric is the embodiment of Providence’s quirky, heartfelt, and chill vibe. You’ll be impressed by the coffee, but blown away by the bagels. We recommend going for lox, and pairing that with an iced coffee—not bitter at all!
This little coffee shop along Providence’s South Main Street always has new seasonal lattes in store. In the winter, try out a lavender brown sugar latte, and don’t forget to sample one of their giant, warm cookies. They’re so dense they might take you three days to finish.
While Custom House Coffee offers a great selection of brews, the one you won’t want to miss is the chai. While it’s sugar free, you’ll feel like you’re drinking dessert from a cup. Decorated with art on the walls in a variety of fun colors, the interior will make you want to stretch out with a newspaper and stay a while.