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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
Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
real-deal coffee

I love supporting independent coffeehouses. I had a bold brew from Ethiopia that was so smooth and powerful that I didn't want the experience to end. They change the offerings frequently (daily?) The baristas are friendly and knowledgeable. There is a lovely seating area inside and a small seating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Lattes are excellent! Went back every day while we were here for our morning cup of joe! Breakfast pastries/muffins were just ok, I would pass and take the latte!

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Massachusetts
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We went in mid winter and so there were not many places open for a quick meal. The place does not have too many seats and unfortunately many were taken up by students with with laptops nursing just a beverage! My sandwich was expensive and forgettable but they did have an interesting selection of healthy beverages like soya milk lattes... More 

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Maryland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I love supporting independent coffeehouses. I had a bold brew from Ethiopia that was so smooth and powerful that I didn't want the experience to end. They change the offerings frequently (daily?) The baristas are friendly and knowledgeable. There is a lovely seating area inside and a small seating area outside. The inside has lots of sunlight. I would have... More 

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West Hartford CT
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Empire is a destination now whenever we're in Newport. Lattes are creamy and full of good coffee flavor. Love the interior to sit, relax and talk about the day. Staff is mostly easy going and friendly, with a few exceptions, but that's the way it goes with baristas in my experience (Full disclosure I was a barista in Seattle for... More 

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Not a charming establishment but they had a wonderful variety of coffees and teas along with tea lattes and bubble tea

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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We stopped here for tea/coffee and were pleasantly surprised by how good both were. The tea was freshly brewed and not Keurig style. Lots of varieties to choose from. Coffee was strong and hit the spot. Very clean too and bathrooms were spotless. Much better than Starbucks!

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torrance ca
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Additional Information about Empire Tea & Coffee

Address: 22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
Phone Number: 401-619-1388
Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
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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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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