The Shop

The latest cafe I explored was The Shop in Fox Point, Providence. We went there early in the morning, but there were several people in there already enjoying their morning. As soon as we walked in we felt welcomed. We had to get going soon, but someone sitting there with his young daughter urged us to stay and enjoy our morning before the chaos of the day begins. We took his advice, and were so glad we did – it was such a relaxing and inviting atmosphere.

The Shop was the type of place that treats everyone like family. Each person who walked through the door received an extremely warm welcome, they even knew many of the patrons by name – something you don’t tend to see very often in New England.

I got a latte and E got an espresso. We were both in Heaven as we sat there sipping our morning coffee to Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel by Townes Van Zandt. Yes, I asked Siri what the song was because it was adding to the good vibes.

Since we decided to stay for a bit, we grabbed breakfast as well. They offer many different options of toast, from ricotta, honey and pepper toast, to avocado toast, but I stuck with the OG: salted butter and local jam. It was delicious and did not disappoint. Evan got an onion and mushroom quiche, which he also loved. I was eyeing a spinach and feta quiche that I will definitely be trying next time I come by The Shop.

The atmosphere, food and coffee was everything I was hoping for and it definitely started our day on a high note. I was grateful to the man who urged us to take a moment to slow down and enjoy our morning, and will definitely find myself sitting in this cozy spot very soon.

Cheers!

Good morning Providence

This year has been nothing short of amazing. From finishing the Boston Marathon (…in a monsoon…), to our wedding and honeymoon, we now just recently moved to Rhode Island! I am loving the opportunity to re-explore Providence and surrounding towns. There are so many new restaurants, local shops, cafes, and areas to explore.

A few months back, Evan and I went on a cafe tour of Massachusetts. Every Sunday morning, we chose a new cafe to head to for coffee and maybe (definitely) a bakery treat. It was a missed opportunity to not capture that here on my Cuppa Charm – so I plan to take you along for the ride on my tour of Rhode Island.

Of course, I am partial to the Ocean State. As my hometown, I have many places here that I love so very much. I will share those places, too, but this will mainly focus on places new to me as I enter this new chapter.

I’ll start with a cafe I went to on a whim recently, Dave’s Coffee, on South Main Street in Providence.

I stopped by Dave’s quickly one morning to pick up a coffee milk latte for me (I know,¬†so Rhode Island), and a cortado for E.

Coffee milk latte

I regretfully¬† didn’t get any food – but they had homemade donuts, muffins, and other treats displayed, the trendy avocado toast, and their breakfast sandwiches sounded glorious. I am a sucker for a good breakfast sandwich, so I will surely be back soon to get my hands on one of those. Also – so I’ve heard – their daily scratch-made sea salt chocolate chip cookies sell out every day.

Cheers!