There’s another world just a short drive from Boston. Say hello to beautiful Rhode Island! We had plenty of adventures in this tiny state, but first things first: FOOD.
Breakfast. People’s Cafe (282 Thames Street, Newport)
After taking the train from Boston, our first outing was Newport. I absolutely loved this town.
We stopped here for breakfast. Best I can tell, People’s Cafe use to be a bank. The menu was veggie friendly and the coffee tasted great–a perfect welcome.
Lunch: Small Point Cafe ( 230 Westminster Street, Providence)
Back over in Providence, Vore’s business stuff left me alone for a few hours. I stumbled across Small Point on a walk from our hotel. I loved it so much I actually had breakfast AND lunch here. Small Point is all about two things: local food and gourmet coffee. I’ve never seen anything like it. Check out their coffee prep:
The first is a syphon method. It looks a scientific–or maybe a little like a bong? Nevermind all that. There’s fire! Beverages brewed with butane get cool points in my book. The second is a Chemex, which claims to be the chemist’s approach to coffee brewing.
French press is about as fancy as I get, but darn if these weren’t fascinating. Big props to the guys who worked at Small Point for seeing my interest in production and letting me snap a few pictures. I love it when staff is passionate about what they are selling.
The coffee was flat out amazing, as was the bagel with fresh eggs I had on day one. The tomato and RI mozzarella sandwich I snagged on day two rocked. You can taste how fresh everything is. If I lived in Providence, I’d be in Small Point daily.
Dinner: CAV (14 Imperial Place; Providence)
The building is filled with funky antiques and African artifacts, all for sale. The ceiling is dripping with crystal. I would definitely call this a “dinner experience”.
We shared goat cheese croquettes with balsamic reduction to start. For our mains, I had the caramelized onion ravioli and Vore went for the daily fish special. All divine.
I’ll leave you with a beauty shot of CAV’s Interior. It sparkles.