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Empire Tea & Coffee

22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
+1 401-619-1388
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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22 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840-2938
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped by to do some work--- wi go strong and there were 20 teas to choose from (hot or ice) --- it does take awhile. Brought my husband the next day for breakfast and had the quinoa snack bowl --- delish! He got the...More

Thank Urbanfarmgrl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popular with the locals, Empire attracts a crowd coming here to kill a few hours. Lots of students busy on computers. Good central location, young staff, comfy chairs and couches. I had a cucumber infused ice tea. It was delicious.

Thank James S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

A great place to grab and cup of coffee and a light breakfast in the morning, a tasty sandwich at lunch and delicious pastries throughout the day. Unique indoor seating with lots of outdoor space too. The staff was friendly, courteous and accommodating. Highly recommend!

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Good choice of coffee and teas. Prices are good too, and the desserts are worth a look too! Good for a quick break.

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

As a strong tea drinker (British) this is my go to place when in Newport. Tea and muffin for breakfast was lovely, then more tea and a bagel later in the day was perfect. Service friendly and helpful and it's a comfortable space to relax...More

Thank Macdub1
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Unique teas and coffee's. Pet friendly for sure, we saw some cute doggies. Grabbed a quick bite to go before we hit the road home, healthy options. Very cute atmosphere, if you choose to dine in, we saw lots of people in exercise apparel and...More

Thank jczar72
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Don't listen to the negative reviews- this stop is amazing! They feature more variety in fine teas, including everything from bubble tea to mixed lattes to loose-leaf tea, brewed for the correct amount of time. The service was lovely and quick. Their baked goods are...More

1  Thank anna d
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I like to see people with their laptops in a coffee shop...it tells me the locals like it. We had just a tea and a coffee and it was fine...nice atmosphere. If you're a coffee shop and you do great coffee at a fair price...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

Thank ownedby4cats
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank Diandavbarnes
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 18:00
19:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
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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