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!

Will travel for coffee

I feel that I could spend most of my lifetime in a coffee shop and be completely OK with that. Cozy. Modern. Bright. Dark. Filled with books. Filled with music. I don’t care. All cafes radiate an E N E R G Y that comes from more than just the espresso.

Confession: My first Starbucks was in London. This is SO sad. IF I COULD go back to my 17-year-old self, I’d trip myself crossing the street to get that stupid caramel macchiato. GET CULTURED, you’re in London. Regrets.

Just about ten years later, I lust over the opportunity to find unique and independent cafes when I’m in a new area. I think I would travel to a new city solely to visit a cute cafe.

Like this one, Granja Petitbo in Barcelona. Take me awaayyyyyy…….

cafe1

cafe2

barcelona

Cheers!

Five Cheers

coffee

Coffee for days. We run out so fast in my house, so I decided to start buying in BULK.

hello

This kiln-fired glass tray.

crews

Our crews. New England got quite a lot of snow this weekend = I worked all weekend. But the real heroes are our crews, out all day/night working to get everyone’s power back up.

heart scarf

My new scarf‘s tiny hearts print, perfect in time for Valentine’s Day.

cookies

These cookies. Even though they’re just the already-made Pillsbury kind that you just put in the oven, they’re so good. I made them yesterday – they’re already gone. #SuperBowlProbz

Cheers!