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Blue State Coffee

College Hill
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300 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1547
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New York
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Blue States serves up delicious coffee, lemonade and other drinks and light fare along with a blue state sensibility. This New Yorker is looking forward to visiting Blue States Coffee again very soon despite the distance. Clean, neat with a cool vibe and delicious beverages... what more could one want? Walk right past Starbucks and carry on down to Blue... More 

Thank DianeFT
Hartford, Connecticut
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a coffee based on reviews and loved my Caramel Latte! Great taste! Coffee art with soy milk is a challenge, not here. Will Come through again on our next visit.

Thank daybout
Villanova, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Always grab a latte or coffee "black" when I am in Providence. It is a casual spot with many teens working on their laptops and chatting in groups. Good vibe- but usually no open seats. The staff is friendly and there are a lot of items to order- I just love grabbing my cup and getting a great first warm... More 

Thank janbK6058QR
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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384 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 517 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Blue state roasts their own coffee. That alone makes it worth the stop if you are in need of a break from the big coffee chains specializing in over-roasted coffee. The service was very good, the barista took time to make and excellent cup, and the coffee was perfect. They also carry a respectable selection of loose teas. The cafe... More 

Thank Lynn1950
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

The coffee here was delicious. Seating was ample but full as you would expect a college campus coffee shop to be on a weekday afternoon. The wait in line was long and staff was not very kind nor helpful.

Thank Jordan E
Attleboro, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Small and standard selection of coffee. (Lattes, Tea, smoothies, etc.) it's spacious enough to hang out but nothing special. Don't get me wrong.. the mocha latte was good, i just wish there was more unique selections of coffee that will give me the WOW factor.

Thank gigi_love715
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Blue State Coffee is a great place to grab a cup of coffee, catch up with friends, study or meet for a group project. There is plenty of space to spread out and do work and the coffee is delicious!

1 Thank Nick F
New York City, New York
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We stumbled into this place to get out of the cold and it was great. We had some delicious drinks and were able to relax while playing cards, undisturbed, for at least an hour. It was not the most cozy of environments, but it was clean and perfect for what we were looking for at that time!

Thank Ilana K
Naples, Florida
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185 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

A great change from the massive franchise/chain coffee places. Service was good and so was the coffee. Great location on Thayer St. I'd definitely come back.

Thank whollows
North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Stopped by while visiting the East Side. The place was clean and the staff was polite and courteous. Recommended stop for coffee and pastries.

Thank Russell M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 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
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Thayer St, Providence, RI 02906-1547
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Providence>  > College Hill
  • Neighborhood: College Hill
  • Phone Number: 401-383-8393

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?