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CAV

Certificate of Excellence
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Upper South Providence
American, Coffee Shop, Eclectic
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14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638 (Bassett St.)
Trolley stops within a block from CAV; refer to Ripta website Shuttles from Brown and RISD also stop a block from CAV on Bassett St.
401-751-9164
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Today
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night Food, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice surroundings, good food, reliable quality

Went for lunch. Has not been here for a number of years now and found it to be much nicer, cleaner, and with more complete menu than before. Had a good salad with seared tuna for lunch. Food was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
boris477
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Barrington, Rhode Island
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went to have brunch here on Sunday. Entering the restaurant the decor and inside was so cool and trendy. amazing design and art. I knew this place was going to be a winner. We ordered Brunch and it was amazing. everything was so fresh and homemade. all the Drinks were home made (lemonade, Ice tea etc etc) .desert was... More 

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Smithfield, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It had been a year since I last visited this restaurant. The inviting menu made it difficulty to select a luncheon choice. Although my selection of the tasty "Baboo" had a beautiful presentation, I was disappointed to fine only a few small pieces of chicken on the noodles. The waiter was very accommodating and brought me extra dressing to add... More 

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New York
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200 reviews 200 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My wife and I travel here every March for a trade show and have come here for breakfast for 5 years straight. The building is historic and the interior is very nice. The host is always pleasant and the waitstaff is great. My wife ordered the Thick French toast and I ordered the pistachio encrusted Maryland Blue Crab cake with... More 

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Barrington, Rhode Island
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Went for lunch. Has not been here for a number of years now and found it to be much nicer, cleaner, and with more complete menu than before. Had a good salad with seared tuna for lunch. Food was very good.

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ct
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Let me start with the positive. The food was very good. The waiter was friendly. I honestly cannot believe the list I have to share with you of what went wrong with what should have been a very special day for my sister. We had booked her baby shower for the private room but needed to reschedule due to a... More 

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Woodstock, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, although I cannot imagine shopping for a blanket while eating dinner. Regardless, the space is bright, colorful and cozy with an exotic, ethnic flair. The coconut shrimp were TO DIE FOR. We followed up with the salmon (apparently, the best my daughter ever had), clam chowdah (fresh and delicious with a sweet undertone), mussels with Thai coconut broth... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

In a foodie state like Rhode Island this is by far the best restaurant. The creative menu, amazing atmosphere and over the top staff makes CAV truly amazing. It doesn't matter if it is a romantic dinner for two, a business dinner or lunch or a group of friends out for a fun evening. CAV is the place to go.... More 

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Manchester, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Friendly service - good food. Atmosphere was nice, liked the decorations. Romantic. I wish the parking lot / street parking had more lighting.

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Concord, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

All we can say is fantastic ! The ONLY place to dine, for any occasion, in Providence. The menu has amazing choices, at good prices & did we mention the sincere & professional service? Free public parking lot just across the street or street parking as well. All in all, a wonderful family brunch.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I am gluten free so when i first looked at the menu it appeared there were not many gluten free options but after asking i found out that all of the meals except the pasta dishes are gluten free. Because the sauces are made from scratch there is no floor filler. I also had an app of scallion dumplings that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Imperial Pl, Suite 101, Providence, RI 02903-4638
    (Bassett St.)
  • Public Transportation: Trolley stops within a block from CAV; refer to Ripta website Shuttles from Brown and RISD also stop a block from CAV on Bassett St.
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > Upper South Providence
  • Neighborhood: Upper South Providence
  • Phone Number: 401-751-9164

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?