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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

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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
Nice place for a quick break

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
Laurie B
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
13 helpful votes 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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Warren, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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G'boro NC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Such a prime location, outdoor seating, but cold austere atmosphere inside and not a good selection of fresh pastry.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We gave this place the benefit of the doubt going back a few times (we live next to it). Expensive and mediocre. Teas are the only ok thing. Not to be pretentious, but watching the "trained" barista do an espresso or cappuccino is like watching my 90 year old grandma play computer games. ~4 minutes for each cappuccino btw -... More 

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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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