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Sip Your Coffee Like A Gilded Age Aristocrat in Newport, RI

By BRIANNA CICCOTELLI

If you’ve never been to the quaint little town of Newport, Rhode Island, you’ve truly been missing out. Known for its seasides, sailing, and Gilded Age mansions, it’s quite the charming little getaway and is sure to be a change from the hustle and bustle of New York City. We’ve got you covered on the must-see sites, must-stay hotels, and of course, the must-sip coffee.

Where To Stay

The Chanler at Cliff Walk is one of Rhode Island’s most elegant historic homes.If you find yourself adoring the mansions along Bellevue Ave, The Chanler has your name written all over it. Located directly at the start of Newport’s famed Cliff Walk, The Chanler has twenty rooms to choose from and each are inspired by a certain historical period or theme.

If you’re looking for a cozy, feels-like-home place to stay in Newport, the La Farge Perry House will make you feel right at home the second you walk up the front porch. A charming Newport inn, La Farge Perry is walking distance from everything Newport has to offer and really is the ultimate New England experience. There are five unique guest rooms available and each has decor inspired by the souls who once lived there. Full of charm and history, consider the La Farge Perry House next time you find yourself in Newport.

Where To Drink Coffee

Rosemary & Thyme Artisan Bakery and Cafe is one of Newport’s most favored cafes. Known for their fresh-baked pastries and delectable lunch menu items, it’s a sure stop if you’re looking for a bite to eat. While it’s a hopeless competition to be the best food spot in a town like Newport, Rosemary and Thyme is surely fair competition. As for the most important part—the coffee—if you’re a pumpkin lover, the Nitro Pumpkin Coffee is a must-try. Seasons change but the quality at Rosemary & Thyme remains the same. Stop in “the tiny place with big flavor” and have a taste for yourself.

If you find yourself wandering around Bowen’s Wharf, a premier dining and shopping destination in Newport, The Coffee Grinder is a definite landing place for any coffee lover. Start your day watching the sunrise or end your day watching the sunset at this amiable coffee spot. Overlooking the Newport Harbor, The Coffee Grinder has it all—the views and the espressos. Along with some of the best coffee in all of Newport, fresh bagels, muffins, and sandwiches are made daily. The Coffee Grinder is truly a hidden gem in the heart of Newport. Look for the green doors at the end of the wharf and you’ve arrived.

What To Do

While coffee is the first stop, Newport has an endless amount of things to offer in addition to its exquisite espressos and charismatic cafes. Take a trip to The Gilded Age mansions lining Bellevue Ave or go for a sunset sail on the Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. As if the views itself weren’t breathtaking enough, take a walk through some of the oldest homes in Newport. Take a trip to Bellevue Ave and stop in Rosecliff, The Breakers, The Elms, Marble House, and Chateau-sur-Mer to take a trip back to the Gilded Age. You’ll walk away in awe after learning about the history of each mansion.

After a day of mansion wandering, head on back over to Bowen’s Wharf for a caffeinated sip before hopping on a sailboat for a sunset sail. Classic Cruises of Newport is home to Schooner Madeleine & Rum Runner II. You can also find the Adirondack II. There’s no better way to watch the sunset than from the sea itself. It’s truly an unforgettable experience.

Recap

Now that you know where to drink your coffee, how to spend your day, and where you can call home while you’re in town, immerse yourself in all Newport has to offer. Everything in this town feels whimsical and elegant and it’s the perfect place to take a break this season. Head to Newport, Rhode Island today for the ultimate unwind.

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