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Empire Tea & Coffee

22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
401-619-1388
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Ranked #41 of 205 restaurants in Newport
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- Jul 19, 2014
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English first
Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Great cute Tea and coffee place. Way back when, my first trip to Newport, I had my first bubble tea there! That alone shows the variety of their selections. If you can, hit this place up instead of the Starbuck's!!!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I really like this place - it's probably a big pricey, but everything is custom made to order and it's all fresh. The breakfast sandwiches are very good and their coffee is excellent. I haven't had any tea, but they have that as well. Large open area to work if you'd like to do that - can't go wrong here.

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Norway, South Carolina, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place is actually quite large with a huge selection of teas, coffees, and baked goods. Had an iced mocha that was a little too milky but pretty good. Cookie was nothing special but they were bringing out cakes as we left that looked delectable.

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Goshen, Connecticut
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Relaxing atmosphere. Great selection of teas and coffees. A bit thin on the desserts at the end of a Saturday night.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The desserts here are amazing- most are from a local baker- Ed- carrot cake cheescake, linzer bar, and the brownie- especially the new espresso brownie. The new house baker is good too. There was an amazing pumpkin pie tart around Thanksgiving that need to come back. The service is great- EVERYONE gives 110 percent. Love the info rack with old... More

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Rochester, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Whenever I travel to a new place, the first thing that I do is seek out the advice of locals as to where to find the best coffee. Sometimes they miss the mark, but this time, I couldn't be happier! The biggest treat was that they were out of their own espresso roast, so what do they do....substitute in fresh... More

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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219 reviews 219 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We began our morning walk with a stop at Empire as the coffee cake muffin is our grandson's favorite. The service was very good and the staff was very friendly. A large lightbrite table is popular with children.

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New London, Connecticut
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59 reviews 59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Great location downtown with a relaxing atmosphere. Sofas, comfy chairs, window facing bar seats and tables give plenty of options for seating. Friendly helpful staff. Best of all, great coffee. Only one hot brew offered at a time but great espresso drinks plus cold brew, specialty drinks and lots of tea options. The hot brew was very good and the... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

If you are in Newport and need your espresso fix you have to give Empire a try. You will be hooked! They have the best machines and baristas plus a great selection of grounds. They also have a great selection of teas all of them loose leaf and either made to order or to take home. I heard they just... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Yes they have great teas and coffe drinks but the bubble tea is awesome! Especially because I am lactose intolerant and they use really good nondairy flavors such as taro root, coconut and chocolate pudding. Yum. Must try. Very hipster atmosphere.

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