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Empire Tea & Coffee

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22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A chance encounter, found while looking for breakfast when my hotel dining room hadn't opened yet. Friendly service. Had a "flatbread omelette", very good! Coffee was rich and tasty.

Thank DM10468
Scarsdale, New York
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288 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

When wandering around a town for the first time, it's often a challenge to find a really good cafe to get great coffee ! While I can't attest to drinking coffee at every cafe in Newport, after stopping and having coffee at Empire Tea and Coffee on Bellevue Avenue and then asking various residents where they like to go, I... More 

Thank Arthur G
Morris Plains, New Jersey
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Found a great tea menu at this neat little place. I think they had six different black teas alone to choose from, iced and hot. I had a large iced Assam, which came unsweetened thankfully. They also seemed to have sandwich offerings at reasonable prices.

Thank mtdewytotoro
Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in to get a snack for my daughter. She loved the frozen hot chocolate and giant chocolate chunk cookie! Big windows for city people watching.

Thank rainyd1217
Morristown, New Jersey
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bellevue Avenue location is where we frequented as it was within walking distance to the B&B where we stayed. Coffee was not available in our inn until 8:30 am, which is how we started going to Empire which opens at 6am!!! Once we tried the coffee, we were hooked. Stopped by later in the day for more! Delicious cookies... More 

Thank kathy z
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

premises were unkept, and unclean. prices did not match surroundings. Service Charges were prompted at the cash register for 15, 20, & 25% for no table service and cheap plastic cutlery. I ordered at the cash register, sat down, and wanted to leave soon thereafter. We were called to pick up our meal at the counter within ten minutes. The... More 

Thank Lawrence A
Paris, France
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love their gluten free muffins and they also offer almond milk. They have many tea and coffee options as well as some lunch items.

Thank kyra f
Palm Bay, Florida
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sandwich was tasty and not very filling. Maybe two slices of thinly sliced turkey and one piece of bacon. No sides or even chips included. Coffee was good. Not too much ice in iced coffee.

Thank Franco D
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

Empire provided my wife and I a wonderful coffee fix! The staff worked diligently and professionally. My cinnamon mocha was on point, and my wife's iced mocha was light and yummy. We also split a muffin that was a perfect compliment to our drinks. Empire was the perfect respite for our crazy day ahead. Ajecent parking was a little hectic... More 

Thank Tom M
Kingston NH
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I was working on a film in Newport and arrived in town early. Where to go?? I was stopped in traffic and got the notion to go inside and check out this marvelous cafe. The staff is very very friendly with top rate service. The coffee has no fancy sizes ..just small medium and large.. all delicious!! The food is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-619-1388

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