As soon as you step into the Bolt Coffee Company, you are hit by the appetizing aroma of coffee being brewed. With a funky, offbeat decor, the atmosphere at this swanky restaurant manages to be laid-back and relaxed without losing its sophistication. The barista treats coffee making as an art, giving extraordinary attention to detail and crafting expert brews that are a delight to the taste buds. They also have a modest tea selection which brim over with as much perfection as the coffees. Relish their Cafe Miel or a Chai Latte while you skim over some books, chat with the friendly barista or lay back and take in the wonderful atmosphere.
Tucked in a small space along busy Thayer Street, this counter-service only restaurant is a staple in this neighborhood full of students and academics. The menu features all the favorites from the Middle East such as hummus, falafel, baba ghanoush and tabbouleh. Larger plates include the chicken, beef and Kafta kabob; all are served with house salad and Jedra (rice and lentils). The prices are student-friendly and its a great place for take-out.
Located in Providence, Haven Brothers Diner is touted to be one of the oldest food truck restaurants in America. It was established in 1888 as a lunch cart by Anne Philomena Haven. Featured in TV shows and films, this historic diner has attained cult status, drawing in a crowd looking to sample some of their iconic eats. The menu stays true to form, serving classic, no-frills American diner staples like cheeseburgers, subs, hot dogs, and sides. Their Triple Murder Burger is famous and not for the faint of heart; two people could easily share this mammoth tower of burger patties, toppings, and bread.
The Empire Tea and Coffee is one of the largest coffee shops in Rhode Island with an area of 5000 feet (1524 meters). This place serves brilliantly brewed coffee with some snacks like sandwiches, baked muffins, cakes and doughnuts.
Hot Wiener is a dish unique to the state of Rhode Island and Olneyville New York System is a famous pioneer in preparing and popularizing this dish. Dating back to the early 20th Century, this historic and award-winning restaurant serves wieners soaked in their signature sauce, accompanied by cups of coffee milk. Preserving the traditional recipes, its wieners resemble hot dogs and are made by filling mustard sauce, soyabean oil, celery salt and onions into hot dog rolls. The late-night hours attract everyone, from the young to the aged and locals as well as tourists. Indeed, it is one of the best spots to sample the specialized cuisine of the region.
Famous throughout Rhode Island for their delicious grinders, the Hudson Street Deli serves 13 signature sandwiches, which are loved by most of their customers. Located at the western end, this classic deli has a variety, that you will never be bored of. The classic Italian grinder is a hot favorite, while others like Hurricane Tuna Melt, Willow Tree Wrap and Havana's Best also remain to be popular. Please call ahead to know their hours of operation during summer.
This is a tiny, unique restaurant just off Thayer Street on the East Side. The specialty here is crepes, both sweet and savory, along with Belgian waffles, wraps and fruit smoothies to drink. This eatery is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The walls have paintings that give a Parisian feel to the atmosphere; in good weather you can take advantage of the tables and chairs outside. Crepe offerings include the Josephine, a crepe with chicken, cheddar, mushroom and bechamel sauce, and the Michelle with strawberries and chocolate chips.
Bagel Gourmet Ole is one irresistible breakfast deli that serves sandwiches, wraps, subs, burgers, etc. and they specialize in their bagel offerings. With a plethora of variants and add-ons for your breakfast items, they tune the servings to your taste. They also serve Mexican specialties like burrito, quesadilla, and tacos. The staff are friendly and prompt in their service. The food here is scrumptious and affordable too.
If you are in the mood for some delicious pizza, you can simply head to Fellini Pizzeria, as it’s impossible to go wrong with this restaurant. The flavorful variety of pizzas made from scratch are served hot and the freshness of the ingredients is quite easy to make out. You have the option to order an entire pizza or eat by the slice if you are not particularly hungry. They also have sandwiches, delectable salads and rich, creamy desserts on offer. The service can be slightly slow, but don’t let that bother you as the delightful dishes are well worth the wait. However, if you are feeling lazy to go out, you can always call for a home delivery which is quite timely.