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Empire Tea & Coffee

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22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
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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, Free Wifi, Seating

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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 3 weeks ago
Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank J T
Secaucus, New Jersey, United States
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34 reviews
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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.

Thank Jay E
Perth, Australia
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299 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

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

Thank bizcoach27
Newport, Rhode Island
2 reviews
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

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 

Thank RunsOn2014
Newport, RI
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Puffin04
Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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.

Thank Adderley3C
Winsted, Connecticut
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62 reviews
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.

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!

Thank Jessica H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

Thank Rusnita2014

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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
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm

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