Iced Coffee Crawl

coffeeIf you like iced coffee, Rhode Island Food Fights has a challenge for you. Twenty-three coffee vendors have teamed up to determine who makes the Ocean State’s best iced brew. To get in on the action, buy a passport for $15. From now until August 31, visit each of the participating vendors and show your passport for a free iced coffee.

If you live and/or work in Providence and like iced coffee, this is a no-brainer as most coffee shops are located in the city. For the rest of us, it’s still a great deal since a decent iced coffee will set you back around $3. Plus, who doesn’t love the challenge of finding the best of anything? Why not iced coffee? Here’s a list of vendors, arranged by location.

Providence – Downtown/West Sside
White Electric Coffee – 711 Westminster
Bolt Coffee Company – Dean Hotel
Small Point Café – 230 Westminster
Pastiche Fine Desserts – Federal Hill
Ellie’s Bakery – 61 Washington St.
The Spot – 101 Richmond St.
Easy Entertaining – 166 Valley St (inside Rising Sun Mills)
Hudson Street Deli (61 – you guessed it – Hudson St.)

Providence – East Side
Coffee Exchange – 207 Wickenden
Seven Stars Bakery – Hope Street & Broadway
The Duck & Bunny – 312 Wickenden
Whole Foods – University Heights
Blue State Coffee – 300 Thayer
Malachi’s Coffee – 134 Ives St.

New Harvest Coffee Roasters – 1005 Main St.
The Bread Lab – Hope Artiste Village

The Beaches
Java Madness – Wakefield
The 401 Café – Kingston
Teas and Javas – Newport (also in Cranston)
Mokka Coffeehouse – Newport
Coastal Roasters – Tiverton

Moving Locations 

Presto Strange O Coffee Truck

So if you want to be chill, yet highly caffeinated till the end of this month, get your passport here: and post your comments about who has the best iced coffee in Rhode Island.  Sorry Dunkin’ Donuts, you didn’t make the cut.

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