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The People's Cafe - CLOSED

282 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6628
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
17 Aug 2014
“Relaxed place with good food”
1 May 2014
“Great local Cafe”
Restaurant Hours Closed
282 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6628
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Very nice atmosphere in this place, good coffee and really nice scones. I like to have coffee in a proper mug and if you ask for coffee in a mug, they will give it to you. None of those disposable cups for me. It's a...More

Thank Alchemy1200
Reviewed 2 May 2014

We were tired of Starbucks and looked for a local cafe in Newport and this one was the one. We were there to pick up morning coffee and atmosphere was great and this coffee and Hot Cocoa was great. I'll definitely be there next time...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 12 April 2014

On Thames Street, People's Cafe is conveniently located right in the heart of town. This is a great place to grab a quick breakfast or an afternoon cup of coffee or tea. The atmosphere is charming, since the building was once a bank. The tall...More

Thank Capemayguy
Reviewed 15 December 2013

My husband and I stopped in here for breakfast and coffee two mornings in a row recently - I had egg & cheese on an everything bagel, he had bacon & egg on an everything bagel. Delicious! The bagels were fluffy and the sandwiches were...More

Thank awesty12
Reviewed 16 August 2013 via mobile

This is no longer called the People's Cafe. It is under new management. We stopped by in the early evening for coffee. The service was quick and the staff friendly. The inside was very cool because it used to be a bank and the huge...More

Thank Elaine B
Reviewed 17 May 2013

We stopped by here for a quick lunch so just had the breakfast sandwiches and coffee. The building is interesting as there is bank vault as the centrepiece. Service was fast and the sandwiches were good. The cost was very reasonable as the two of...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 3 May 2013

We visited this place on a weekday for lunch. They have good sandwiches, cookies and coffee. It wasn't crowded and the service was good. Would go there again for a small lunch. I wouldn't go from nice brunch or dinner - after all, it's a...More

Thank Maryam G
Reviewed 22 April 2013

Very cool place to check out as it is an old bank. If you have time to just kill go here for sure. The place is cozy and artsy. The staff seems unorganized and slow to make cappuccinos.

Thank emtrip27
Reviewed 11 March 2013 via mobile

This place combines Bohemian decor with Soviet-style efficiency. Skip it if you're in a hurry, but take a look around if you have some time to kill.

Thank TristanPinnock
Reviewed 4 February 2013

The muffins were dry, the selection was limited to two options, the coffee tasted like copper and to top things off like foam on a latte that took an hour to get, the service was awful. The counter people and waitresses all looked like they...More

Thank Becky J
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  • Address: 282 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6628
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
Sandwich / Coffee Shop on Thames Street across from Bannisters Wharf, just down from the Post Office
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