Have Your Coffee With A Side Of Water Views At These 4 Sensational Spots In The OS
Whether you fancy your coffee hot or iced (How anyone can drink iced coffee around these parts during the winter is beyond me, but whatevs.), you'll appreciate these four incredible spots that also offer fantastic water views. Why not try them all in your travels around the Ocean State this Spring & Summer? And…you never know who you’ll run into (hint, hint) over your next cup.
Belle's Cafe In Newport
Located in the Newport Shipyard and Marina, Belle's is the under-the-radar cheery spot for your next leisurely coffeebreak, breakfast or lunch this season. Enjoy your java with some mellow vibes while doing some low key (don't be obvious...lol) people watching. Word on the street in the City By The Sea is that celebs like Beyonce, Jay Z, and Jerry Seinfeld (also Johnny Depp's yacht, being worked at the nearby biz that services such things) have all been seen there during Rhody summers past.
Coffee Grinder in Newport
Tucked away behind dozens of other shops and eateries on Bannister Wharf, we were pleasantly surprised to happen upon Coffee Grinder, a small but mighty coffee shop that also offers pastries, sandwiches, fresh fruit, and dozens of other drinks, a few years back. Sip your coffee while sitting out on a deck with ahhh-mazing views of Newport Harbor. Pretty close to postcard perfect. PS ~ With Judge Judy or Jay (Leno) both owning homes in the area, maybe you’ll rub shoulders with them there this Summer.
Presto Strange O Coffee Truck at The PVD Flea
The PVD Flea is kicking off their outdoor season this Sunday (May 12th), and on the outskirts of the tents, you'll find some of the most popular food trucks around, including one of my personal faves, Presto Strange O Coffee. Grab a cup of their organic joe before or after shopping and take it over to the walkway area along the Providence River. All your friends will have a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) when they see you post about it on social. PS ~ Almost 100% certain I saw something about J Mascis from Dinosaur Jr. being at The Flea with his wife last Summer. Jus throwin’ THAT out there.
Also, follow PRESTO on Instagram, Facebook, or both to see where else they’ll be popping up this season.
Coastal Roasters in Tiverton
Our introductory visit to Coastal Roasters was on a grey day a few years ago. CR definitely has a lot to offer, including of course delish coffee (Beans are hand-roasted daily btw.), a sweet small town vibe, and an outdoor set up that, this time of year especially, is tailor made for mobile uploading to IG and FB or just taking a meditative breather from what's stressing you. Add in the colorful Adirondack chairs that overlook the Sakonnet River/Mt. Hope Bay and the ginormous, brightly colored sign and you’ve got yourself an upbeat excursion.
*This post has bee updated and revised from one that appeared on the site previously.