Food + Drink

Best Coffee Shops in Newport

Newport has several excellent coffee shops to give you that much-needed caffeine kick when you're exploring all that there is to do in this seaside city. Many coffee shops in Newport take great care and pride in roasting beans and preparing the perfect espresso drink or drip coffee. You'll also find that most offer a sweet treat to go along with your cup of joe. When you're staying at one of our boutique Newport hotels, here are our recommendations for the best coffee shops in Newport.

Coffee Grinder | 33 Bannister's Wharf, Newport | (401) 847-9307

This Newport coffee shop is tucked away on Bannister's Wharf, overlooking the water. The Coffee Grinder is a one-woman show, with Alyssa the owner making drinks and baking all the treats available too. You'll love this cozy shop with its quintessential New England feel and plenty of outdoor seating. Enjoy your espresso drink or tea from one of the city's most scenic coffee shops.

Empire Tea & Coffee | 112 Williams St, 22 Broadway, Newport | (401) 619-1388

With two locations in Newport, Empire can help you with a warm drink wherever you end up. Visit the Broadway location for its neighborhood vibe as people stop in with their pets. Enjoy espresso drinks, drip coffee, a selection of teas, and even bubble tea. This Taiwanese tea drink comes with flavored chewy tapioca beads that have developed a cult-like following.

Kaffeology | 359 Thames St, Newport | (407) 722-0922

This Newport coffee shop has all the trendy drinks, from bulletproof coffee to espresso tonics. Be sure to visit when you have room for dessert, because you won't be able to pass up the over-the-top milkshakes. From S'mores to salted caramel pretzel brownie, these shakes are thick, creamy, and topped with skewers of all the ingredients—including a whole brownie! Snap a pic for Instagram and be the envy of all your friends at this coffee shop in Newport.