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22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
401-619-1388
Today
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great cup

I am a coffee fanatic, the coffee must be flavorful and strong before I can drink it. This place had one of the best cups of coffee I ever had. incluing many in Seattle. The baristas were very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was very pleasant. I stopped in every day during vacation in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
calmatt
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torrance ca
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torrance ca
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I am a coffee fanatic, the coffee must be flavorful and strong before I can drink it. This place had one of the best cups of coffee I ever had. incluing many in Seattle. The baristas were very friendly and helpful, the atmosphere was very pleasant. I stopped in every day during vacation in Newport.

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Warren, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Breakfast here was a treat. The coffee was good, and the scones, one ginger and one orange-cranberry, were excellent.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good coffee, friendly and helpful waitress and delicious scones good signal on wifi. Looks popular with locals

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North Carolina
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89 reviews 89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Empire offers your regular coffee fare, but with an emphasis on fresh, healthy options they are so much better than your standard chain coffee shop. PLUS, they serve London Fogs and do it well. Enough said.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Wonderful ambiance, attentive folks at the counter, and best coffee in Newport. It's also a very convenient location at the corner of Bellevue Ave and Memorial Blvd.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

A huge space, Empire could do with a few move comfy lounge chairs. Other than that it's pretty funky. The light snacks and lunches are very tasty. Great selection of tea, although not having the choice of how strong I want it is awful.

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G'boro NC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Such a prime location, outdoor seating, but cold austere atmosphere inside and not a good selection of fresh pastry.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We gave this place the benefit of the doubt going back a few times (we live next to it). Expensive and mediocre. Teas are the only ok thing. Not to be pretentious, but watching the "trained" barista do an espresso or cappuccino is like watching my 90 year old grandma play computer games. ~4 minutes for each cappuccino btw -... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A hip spot that once served coffee almost equal to the iconic sites in Portland, Oregon or San Francisco, California has expanded beyond its means. Once luscious, memorable espressos, cappuccinos and macchiatos have turned into slapdash, bitter concoctions at the hands of poorly trained barristas randomly posted to their two other Empire branches a few blocks away. A trip to... More 

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Love their ginger tea and the gluten free granola!! Very nice. A very nice place to grab a cup of tea and sit outside watching the newport traffic. Do not like when they automatically ask for a tip and "how much" when paying by credit card. A bit presumptuous.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-619-1388
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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