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Cru Cafe

1 Casino Ter, Newport, RI 02840-3987
+1 401-314-0500
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“avocado toast” (6 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Casino Ter, Newport, RI 02840-3987
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice little off-the-beaten-path cafe. Quiet and still not far from the husstle and bustle of Bellevue Ave. Nice staff and good sandwiches. In the summer it's nice to sit outside.

Thank Moe521
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place nailed it. Simple set up, but what they offer is good, clean and satisfying. There are plenty of diner type of options in the area with variable food and service, but CRU Cafe is just lovely. Will definitely come back to enjoy coffee...More

Thank happyem808
Reviewed 1 week ago

In searching for breakfast, we found Cru Cafe. The format was simple, you walk in, order from the counter and they bring your meal to you. You bus your own table. If you don’t mind not being waited on, this is a great place. The...More

Thank Coastal827128
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While shopping in downtown Newport yesterday we came across Crue restaurant. As it was later in the day we decided to go for breakfast today. We were not disappointed. Warm friendly staff, comfortable seating, and delicious breakfast food that was hot and satisfying. We will...More

Thank Pumpkin4444
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called ahead an order for my daughters bridesmaids. We needed a quick easy and nutritional lunch while getting ready for the wedding. Everything was delicious and reasonably priced. I received many compliments and thank you's from the girls. Thank you Cru Cafe!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We were in Newport touring the mansions. Stopped here for lunch. There's a pay for parking lot next to the café. There was a line but it moved pretty quickly. Good sandwiches, fresh ingredients.

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I came here for breakfast while visiting Newport a few days ago. I had the loaded avocado toast which was delicious! They have outdoor seating which is always a plus. Staff was friendly and pleasant. Definitely recommend if in the Newport area

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Cru has an excellent location in that you can visit a mansion first thing, take a before-noon (11:30) lunch, and return to another mansion after lunch. I am a fan of this type of breakfast/lunch concept: Order food and pay at either of the 2...More

Thank GraduationAunt
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Parking on dead end Casino Terrace is limited and tight. Have to wait for spot, allow car to back out and carefully maneuver into space. Cafe is loud and chaotic. Have to scream order to counter person and pay before you eat. Takes forever to...More

Thank Artbuc1
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick cold beer after visiting the International Tennis Hall of Fame on a late hot day. Sat outside on the front patio area. Great people watching in the historic building. Never felt pressed to order anything as we just wanted a...More

Thank Goldie_in_Mass
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I wish I could help you with your question but I did not notice the function area. Best to ask the owner for a photo of the space.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Casino Ter, Newport, RI 02840-3987
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-314-0500
  • E-mail
Located in Newport, Rhode Island, CRU Cafe is the purveyor of craft cafe dining. Integrating a weekly changing menu and fresh, local ingredients, this small boutique eatery always has something new to offer. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch you can take a tour of our local flavors offered up for every meal!
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