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“Great for coffee and bakery; a place to relax; shop afterwards” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Dave's Coffee

Dave's Coffee
5193 Old Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
(401)-322-0006
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Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Charlestown
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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“Great for coffee and bakery; a place to relax; shop afterwards”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

To be clear: this is Dave's Coffee in the Galapagos Boutique, which is a nice symbiotic relationship. Come for coffee and bakery; rellax a while; shop.

I've been to this place a few times when visiting family in the area. Very good coffee and bakery. In fact, in this area of many places that know how to make a great muffin, this is perhaps the best -- grainy but not heavy, not cupcake-like -- a real muffin. Favorites include corn, sometimes with fruit; various berry-filled muffins. There are scones and other bakery that are good, too. Much here is delicious and health-oriented.

This is a pleasurable place to hang out. The inside is a fun mix of cozy atmosphere, like an old house setting of wood paneling and shelves. There are a few places on the ground with seats and tables where you can enjoy a garden setting. Free wifi. What else do you need?

When you have your strength, explore the Galapagos boutique, which has a number of higher-end fashion labels, shoes, accessories, etc. for men and women. The styling tends to be trendy jeans (e.g. J Brand), and designer labels you know (Alice + Olivia; Trina Turk; Bettye Muller) and some you may not (Closet.) On my last visit, there was a fab array of silk blouses in a range of colors. My sense is that the main target is in the age range of 20-40, but even we older folks find many things to covet. Most of the women's stuff is upstairs, and reminds you of combing through a treasure trove of a closet.

So: this place is always on my go-to list when I am in the area.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Coffee with atmosphere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Great coffee drinks & baked goods. Their coffee syrup is now sold at Whole Foods.
Vine covered arbors, Places to read, This is what Starbuck's wants to be.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best coffee around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Very good coffee and baked goods. They have a decent selection of coffee and the baked goods come in big sizes. Its a little over-priced but the atmosphere in their little coffee house is well worth it. They also sell their own brand of coffee milk syrup that you should pick up.
The only other options around are D&D and McDonald's, and you can go there anywhere anytime. If you're in Charlestown its well worth your time to check out Dave's Coffee.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wakefield, Rhode Island
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“It's all about the Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

If your traveling along scenic Rte 1 in Charlestown, take a coffee break at Dave's. Freshly roasted beans, fantastic crew that will get to know you by name and yummy muffins. It's a tight squeeze inside and you may have to wait, but if you enjoy REAL dark roast coffee, you'll become a regular at Dave's.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Westerly, Rhode Island, United States
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“Good coffee & baked goods”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Had the coffee here for the first time just four days ago. The coffee was priced to market and as good as anything at the chain coffee shops, actually it was better then Dunkin Donuts, Honey Dew and light years ahead of Starbucks.

I also had a muffin, the muffin was pricey at almost $3, but holy cow! It was a meal! It was honestly big enough to have as a stand alone breakfast! And was excellent!

The atmosphere was what I can only describe as 'rustic yuppy' if that makes sense, but the service was friendly and excellent.

There's no drive through but the coffee and baked goods are well worth getting out of your car for, even in this convenience oriented society.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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