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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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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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Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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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115 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 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 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
7 helpful votes 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 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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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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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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