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The Hungry Monkey Cafe is a unique, diner-style restaurant located in the heart of the Broadway district in Newport, RI. Serving breakfast and lunch daily, our mission is simple – to provide delicious food, amazing customer service, and a clean, creative and desirable atmosphere for our customers to enjoy.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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American, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though understaffed that particular day, we did not have a long wait. The server was friendly and helpful and the food was absolutely delicious. Very clean, obvious sensitive to social distancing as well. Thank you!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Newport for the weekend, and the CSR at the Sonesta suggested the Hungry Monkey as one of her recommendations for breakfast. We went on a Saturday morning around 11 thinking it would be an off hour and perhaps a little less busy....We were seated in a couple of minutes, and menus were given. The older gentleman who seated us said the kitchen was a bit backed up but he would take our drink orders while we waited for our server. We should have known at that point this was a tactic to keep us from walking out. It took our server a good 10 minutes to even come to our table to get our order. My wife ordered the Belgian waffle and I ordered a Greek omelette with home fries and rye toast. The omelette is made with spinach and feta cheese. When she asked me what kind of cheese I wanted, that was a second clue as to what to expect. THIRTY MINUTES passed and her waffle came out….cold. I waited another 4-5 minutes for my eggs, and there was no toast. She put the plate down in front of me and asked me, “What kind of toast did you want?” It took another couple of minutes for my toast to come out. I think my $12 omelette was made with 1 egg, and hardly any filling. Half of the home fries were still hard. The toast was the best part of my breakfast. My wife’s $9 waffle was edible at best. I don’t know where the good reviews are coming from, but I even went back to the hotel and told them they should remove this place from any recommendation they might give. So poor.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you find yourself in Newport, RI, put this place on your "must visit" list for breakfast or lunch. It's clean, reasonably priced, pleasant and bright but those are just the small details. My son and I both had the Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese with...Fries and the food was incredible. While we were there specifically for lunch, the breakfast menu, which is served all day, looked just as appetizing. Our server was personable and attentive and the owner was magnificent. He politely paused his conversation with another guest to greet and seat us immediately and then made sure to check on us during our meal. Be sure to ask him about his past careers, you won't be disappointed. More than anything, our experience at The Hungry Monkey was genuine and we never felt like we were customers or another dollar, but guests the entire time. Do yourself a favor and visit, we will certainly return.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 16, 2022

Great place for breakfast in a quaint area of Newport. Food and service are good. Atmosphere is decent. The pictures on the wall are entertaining; the owner travels all over the world with a sock puppet monkey. Sometimes the monkey poses with famous people.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022 via mobile

Was in town for a few days and visited this restaurant for breakfast. Thoroughly enjoyed my omelette and my wife equally enjoyed her stuffed French toast. Was able to sit outside as well which was very nice. Highly recommend this restaurant. Wait staff was very...friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed April 30, 2022

Server nice and friendly. Cute decor. Food was very good. Will definitely return. You need to try this place!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022 via mobile

We enjoyed some breakfast for lunch here! The food was delicious. Very fresh. And the service was great. Before we left, they gave us great tips for the rest of our trip!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed February 9, 2022

We tried the French toast with Portuguese sweet bread and the Florentine Eggs Benedict. The French toast was okay but the Eggs Benedict were a disappointment. I think they cut one egg up between the two English muffins and there was very little spinach. Despite...having asked for crispy bacon, it was anything but. The service was very poor. The place itself was cute with lots of photos of difference places around the world each picture with a red monkey in it. I wouldn't go back again.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed December 13, 2021

Excellent breakfast spot - enjoyed the food, loved the Bojo atmosphere - bought the tee shirt. Great place for small groups. Definitely hope to return next time I'm in Newport.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed September 30, 2021

The Hungry Monkey is located on Broadway right next door to the Newport police station. We are so glad that we found this little restaurant for breakfast. The one server did an excellent job taking care of all the patrons and the food was great....My husband enjoyed the "Spider Monkey" with poached eggs on hash and home fries. I had the most amazing Sweetbread stuffed French Toast with cream cheese icing and peaches.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 10, 2021

Food was just ok. Hash browns were cold. Service was horrible (and not because they were short staffed). Order was wrong and we were the only people in the restaurant.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

The Hungry Monkey had the best sausage and biscuits. Very fresh! The waitstaff was very friends. We sat outside and enjoyed the sunshine! A must when going to Newport!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2021

This is a small restaurant on Broadway. They have seating outside. Fast and, pleasant service. I think, they only serve breakfast. I would definitely stop in, if your in the neighborhood. Affordable, delicious food! Enjoy!

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed August 29, 2021 via mobile

Had breakfast on a recent Sunday, short wait for a table. The staff is polite but the wait for food and drinks is a bit slow. First the big plus: the Portuguese Benedict was really tasty!! Some minuses: the coffee/tea mugs need a good scrubbing,...the toast was pretty cold, no offers of drink refills. Probably wouldn’t return….More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 1, 2021

We had such a wonderful fun time here! Fabulous food and service! The waitress was very attentive and helpful. Thanks!!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Yes, The Hungry Monkey offers takeout services.

The Hungry Monkey is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4