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Empire Tea & Coffee

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22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
401-619-1388
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A local favorite coffee shop

A favorite both for it's coffee drinks, plethora of tea choices and delicious homemade goodies. The food is not always the traditional fair but has a lot of options that never disappoint, ie the vegan muffins are so rich and delicious you would never know what they are lacking. Hibiscus tea is my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Puffin04
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Newport, RI
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Newport, RI
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

A favorite both for it's coffee drinks, plethora of tea choices and delicious homemade goodies. The food is not always the traditional fair but has a lot of options that never disappoint, ie the vegan muffins are so rich and delicious you would never know what they are lacking. Hibiscus tea is my absolute favorite. The decor and quaint setting... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

On a rainy day this stop will warm you up with their hot coffee and flatbread sandwiches. The omelet flatbreads were just what the doctor ordered for a chilly morning. The staff is friendly and the bathrooms are clean. Save room for a cookie, even for breakfast.

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Winsted, Connecticut
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Nice place to step out of the limelight and catch a cool café or a sandwich. Roomy and airy inside the place felt relaxing and yet up beat. Great place to go as a couple for a quick stop over or to catch some time just watching Newport fly by.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?