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Empire Tea & Coffee

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22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
+1 401-619-1388
07:00 - 22:00
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Southern New Hampshire
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here for the loose leaf tea, not the coffee/tea bar (but my hubby did get a cookie that was delicious). They had a tea menu, and were very helpful in explaining the re-fill process (if I come back with the tin, I'll save $3 on a re-fill). I selected pre-tinned tea as they were discontinuing the tins, but... More 

Thank ownedby4cats
Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Really excellent coffee and nice space/atmosphere for sitting around reading, studying, working on a laptop or, just vegging! They have simple breakfast sandwiches, muffins, bagels and cookies. The bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on Bolo bread is really good as is the multigrain toast with avocado and olive oil (tasty). I noticed that they have a lunch sandwich with mozzarella,... More 

Thank Diandavbarnes
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

great coffee, reasonably priced. Not the fastest service but very friendly staff, we had coffee here everyday of our trip!

Thank rosemarief52
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Missions is a great place for the best hot dogs, burgers and fries. Good craft beer selection all at a great price

Thank Mitch T
Norfolk, Virginia
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149 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I just checked out Empire Tea and Coffee for the first time. I found the Iced Mocha to be quite tasty. The coffee was stronger than what I'm used to, however I thought that it balanced out the mocha really well. I also enjoyed a breakfast bagel sandwich (everything bagel, bacon, egg, and Swiss cheese). Service was good, however kind... More 

Thank JumeirahJenny
Wallingford, Connecticut
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201 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I love this place, the espresso is so dark and creamy and the same every time. my wife loves the tea here too.

Thank Arnie S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-1388

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