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Empire Tea & Coffee

22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
401-619-1388
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Ranked #47 of 207 restaurants in Newport
Most recent review
- Aug 17, 2014
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

A wonderful place where you can find all kinds of people. It is relaxed, friendly and serves great food and coffee. A gem.

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Boston
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154 reviews 154 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A cute place. with a good variety of tea to drink in-store and an amazing selection of teas for purchase. The coffee drinkers in the group were very impressed with the quality, If you need a snack, the baked goods are delicious.

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Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Great cute Tea and coffee place. Way back when, my first trip to Newport, I had my first bubble tea there! That alone shows the variety of their selections. If you can, hit this place up instead of the Starbuck's!!!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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66 reviews 66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I really like this place - it's probably a big pricey, but everything is custom made to order and it's all fresh. The breakfast sandwiches are very good and their coffee is excellent. I haven't had any tea, but they have that as well. Large open area to work if you'd like to do that - can't go wrong here.

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Norway, South Carolina, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This place is actually quite large with a huge selection of teas, coffees, and baked goods. Had an iced mocha that was a little too milky but pretty good. Cookie was nothing special but they were bringing out cakes as we left that looked delectable.

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Goshen, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Relaxing atmosphere. Great selection of teas and coffees. A bit thin on the desserts at the end of a Saturday night.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The desserts here are amazing- most are from a local baker- Ed- carrot cake cheescake, linzer bar, and the brownie- especially the new espresso brownie. The new house baker is good too. There was an amazing pumpkin pie tart around Thanksgiving that need to come back. The service is great- EVERYONE gives 110 percent. Love the info rack with old... More

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Rochester, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Whenever I travel to a new place, the first thing that I do is seek out the advice of locals as to where to find the best coffee. Sometimes they miss the mark, but this time, I couldn't be happier! The biggest treat was that they were out of their own espresso roast, so what do they do....substitute in fresh... More

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Branchburg, New Jersey
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219 reviews 219 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

We began our morning walk with a stop at Empire as the coffee cake muffin is our grandson's favorite. The service was very good and the staff was very friendly. A large lightbrite table is popular with children.

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New London, Connecticut
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60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Great location downtown with a relaxing atmosphere. Sofas, comfy chairs, window facing bar seats and tables give plenty of options for seating. Friendly helpful staff. Best of all, great coffee. Only one hot brew offered at a time but great espresso drinks plus cold brew, specialty drinks and lots of tea options. The hot brew was very good and the... More

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