Rhode Islanders love their coffee. Dunkins can be found every few miles, and yet South County is known for, and locals prefer, small coffee shops. Each brings a different vibe, creative coffee menus, extraordinary sweets, breakfast and lunch, arts and music, beer/wine/mimosas and more, all with a strong sense of community. Settle into a comfortable couch, rocking chair or Adirondack chair, indoors or out at one of these great South County coffee shops for more than a great beverage. It’s a great experience.
Dave’s Coffee - Charlestown, RI
Dave’s started in 1998 as a small cafe in the back room of a historic 1740 farmhouse in Charlestown. In 2009 a new chapter in the Dave’s Coffee story began when they started roasting their own coffee in a small five-hundred-square-foot room in an old brick factory in Westerly. This new endeavor opened limitless possibilities of sourcing coffees from around the world and roasting them exactly as they thought they should be to bring out the best flavor and characteristics. Dave’s Coffee has grown over the years, including new stores, wholesale coffee beans, coffee syrup, and more. They continue to focus on the coffee growers and on their small-batch roasting style. Enjoy Dave’s for a great cup of joe, fantastic pastries, and an outdoor seating area that has been landscaped to feel like a secret garden.
Junk n Java - Westerly, RI
Junk & Java is a cozy, inviting coffee shop selling high-quality freshly roasted coffee, espresso drinks, handmade gelato, and is a strong presence in the community. They have created a comfortable place anyone, any age, can enjoy. Your choices include traditional drinks and a series of some of the most creative coffees that cannot be found anywhere else. Their wizards, oops, baristas, are always coming up with creative caffeine concoctions that will have you longing for a full cup. Enjoy your beverage and sweets indoors at one of their many small comfortable seating areas or the outdoor patio, complete with heaters.
Sophies Brewhouse - Exeter, RI
Sophie's prides itself on fresh, local ingredients to make the best coffee, espresso drinks and sandwiches every day. Sophie's was opened in 2008 to share their love of fresh coffee and fresh food. Whether you're in the mood for a hot or iced coffee, a morning pastry, or a sandwich for lunch, Sophie's can accommodate your thirst or hunger. Voted South County’s Best Coffee in 2018 and 2019 Sophie's Brewhouse offers unique iced+hot coffee flavors from Mill’s Coffee, as well as lattes, cappuccinos, hot chocolate, and chai using quality brands of espresso and chai. While you’re there enjoy a breakfast sandwich, bagel, or homemade muffins, scones, quiche and other baked items. Everything is made in-house with an emphasis on local ingredients ensuring their commitment to supporting the community.
Java Madness - South Kingstown, RI
This waterfront coffeehouse is a local, community-oriented coffee house serving fine coffees and teas as well as breakfast and lunch every day. Java Madness provides a venue for local artists and musicians as well as a space for anyone to relax, meet friends, study, or work away from home. They offer the best coffee and espresso drinks around, along with baked goods and simple food. Open for breakfast and lunch. Enjoy your java on the patio with a water view.
Bean Barn - Coventry, RI
Bean Barn aims to provide a warm and relaxing atmosphere with fun food and drink. Bean Barn brews their flavors from the bean for a true coffee experience. If you would like more than coffee try one of their famous breakfast drinks: Mimosa, Espresso Martini, or a Bloody Mary-mild or hot. Relax in the Bean Barn indoor seating area or outdoor patio. This comfortable coffee house has become a gathering place for young and old. Scheduled live music events and a great menu make the Bean Barn a coffee destination.
Alaina’s Coffee - West Greenwich, RI
West Greenwich is the second store for Alaina’s. Another family-run South County business, they offer comfortable dine-in seating or drive-through. Full coffee and tea menu, breakfast, pastries and lunch with gluten-free options available. Get comfortable in a big leather chair, it’s the perfect place to sit and catch up with an old friend.
Somethings Brewing - North Kingstown, RI
If you want organic coffee and donuts made from scratch Something’s Brewing is the place for you. Located on Post Road in North Kingstown their coffee is organic and locally roasted with tons of brewed-in flavors for you to try. Pastries, wraps, sandwiches and daily specials make Something’s Brewing worth the stop.
Higher Grounds Community Coffeehouse - Richmond, RI
Higher Grounds is a true community coffeehouse, perfect for enjoying a wonderful treat or a fresh cup of coffee. Enjoy your favorite beverage in a warm, inviting, and cozy atmosphere. There are no strangers in Higher Grounds, only friends to be made. Higher Grounds is family-owned and open 7 days a week.
Nook Coffee House - East Greenwich, RI
The Nook Coffee House is a modern take on the old coffee houses of the past; focused on brewing the best coffee and giving people a sense of community. The Nook Coffee House is a purveyor of locally sourced, lovingly-made fine coffees, teas, kombucha and bakery delights, with the distinction of being the only purveyors of draft kombucha on tap in South County. The Nook was the winner of the 2018 USA Today Best Coffee Shop in RI. Stop by and see why.
Cool Beans Café - Narragansett, RI
Cool Beans Cafes serves locally roasted organic coffee, teas, lattes, and beer and wine. Their claim to fame has become their Acai Bowls. A great place to sit and relax after a walk along the Narragansett seawall.
West's Bakery - Hope Valley, RI
The village of Hope Valley in the town of Hopkinton is a classic old New England town. Calm, quiet, peaceful and serene, Hope Valley offers the scenic fresh water and wooded hikes South County is known for. It is also home to one of the most famous bakeries in Rhode Island. While enjoying your fresh brewed coffee it is a must you try some of their perfect pastries. The coffee is hot, the ambiance is welcoming and the Bismarks are always worth a road trip. No website, no social media needed for this multi-generational family-owned business. Word of mouth more than suffices.