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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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Palm Bay, Florida
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank paulthemovieguy
Medfield, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

You can count on a delicious cup of tea - I like the Sencha Green decaf with ginger! Multiple locations now!

Thank Cindy C
Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

If I were a resident of Newport, my Sunday mornings would start with a cup of coffee and a good leisurely read of the Sunday paper. It's a popular spot for people coming for yoga or starting on their weekend bike rides. The coffee was good, and the food offerings were good too.

Thank K H
Windsor, Connecticut
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

It is one of those shops that are attraction of every small town. They have good varieties of coffees and teas. on the other hand, is not all that good.

Thank Manan312
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

Very helpful and friendly barista guided me to a loose leaf chai for my chai latte because I didn't want the sweet chai concentrate. Their masala chai made a nice latte, but not as peppery and spicy as the one at Seven Stars in Providence. Relaxed comfy atmosphere on this cool winter day. My boyfriend had the spicy chocolate latte... More 

Thank ToadHillFosterRI
Highlands, New Jersey
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110 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

Skip Starbucks and come get a coffee here! There is wifi, comfy seats, good food and coffee. We went here both days we were in Newport. Order the Bolo Breakfast Sandwich, it is so good!!

Thank danielle F
Williamsburg, Virginia
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

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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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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

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