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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Takeout

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  • 24
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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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
Excellent coffee and snacks . . . good wifi

Stopped here two or three times for coffee and a cookie or other snack. Good coffee and nice seating both inside and out. Good people watching.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
J T
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Highlands, New Jersey
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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Skip Starbucks and come get a coffee here! There is wifi, comfy seats, good food and coffee. We went here both days we were in Newport. Order the Bolo Breakfast Sandwich, it is so good!!

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Thank danielle F
Williamsburg, Virginia
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Stopped here two or three times for coffee and a cookie or other snack. Good coffee and nice seating both inside and out. Good people watching.

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Thank J T
Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Cold brewed coffee and a pretty large seating area. Lots of people with laptops hanging out, eating pastries and drinking coffee.

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Thank Jay E
Perth, Australia
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322 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Seems to be a popular spot with mothers grabbing a coffee and sitting to chat. Outside seating is good in Fall, would be hot in Summer

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Thank bizcoach27
Newport, Rhode Island
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Love hanging out and doing some work on Broadway while enjoying the open atmosphere and great coffee

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Thank Jamie O
Cranston, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

...don't miss this place! I had an iced coffee yesterday that was the best I've had since I can remember! The rest of the (tea & food) menu looked great, too! Three locations in Newport. I'm on the other side of the bridge but will happily pay the tolls to go back for more! Find one while you're in town... More 

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Thank RunsOn2014
Newport, RI
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank Puffin04
Worcester, Massachusetts
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261 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Adderley3C
Winsted, Connecticut
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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Thank Oganwarder
Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews
48 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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Thank Jessica H

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?