The Coziest Coffee Shops in Providence, RI

As we make our way through the end of chilly winter months, it's important to be able to look forward to bright spots throughout the week. Ducking into a warm, cozy coffee shop offers a respite from the day and a chance to catch up on emails or get lost in a good book over your favorite beverage.

If you're looking for new places to check out near our apartments in Providence, RI, we've got a few suggestions for you.


Family owned and operated since 1984, The Coffee Exchange offers an impressive array of sustainable, fair-trade coffee from all over the world. Their small-batch roasts are characterized by unique flavors and rigorous attention to detail. Inside, you'll find a charming, no-frills atmosphere complete with wood-paneled walls, plenty of seating, and of course, the delicious aroma of freshly ground coffee beans. The shop is just steps from River House, making it the perfect spot for an afternoon pick-me-up.


This cross between a coffee shop and a cocktail bar offers the ideal intimate, low-lit setting for a cozy winter weekend. Choose from an array of classic, small-batch roasts or mix it up with a unique coffee or tea-infused cocktail made in-house. If you're with a crew, spread out with friends at a table, or enjoy the sights and sounds from the bar. The shop is located in the midst of downtown Providence, so you can pop in for a quick drink whenever you're strolling through the neighborhood.


Thanks to a funky, retro vibe, friendly staff, and consistently solid music selection, White Electric Coffee is a local favorite. Check out their delicious array of pastries, sandwiches, and salads, and pair with your favorite hot or iced beverage. While you're here, be sure to head over to their bulletin board where they post notices about local concerts, art shows, and cultural events in the city.

These are just a few of the coffee shops within minutes of our apartments near Brown University. To learn more about our favorite spots in Providence, contact us today!