Sept. 29 is National Coffee Day and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Sip a fresh roast at one of the city’s unique coffee shops, savor a coffee milk doughnut at a specialty shop, or try it Rhode Island's signature way — served cold in a glass alongside a hot wiener.  

Vanuatu Coffee Roasters 


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Located on Federal Hill, this cozy shop has been sourcing its rare, artisan coffee from one island in the Republic of Vanuatu since 2015. Enjoy a delicious cup of its signature blend and accompany it with a delicious fresh-baked good or breakfast sandwich. Visit Vanuatu at 294 Atwells Ave.   

Dave’s Coffee


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Dave’s Coffee is best known for its flavored coffee syrups. Head over to the Dave's shop at 341 South Main St. and try a syrup for yourself in a variety of hot or cold beverages, or grab a cup of nitro brew, on tap every day. 



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For the month of September, the coffee milk doughnut has returned to the extensive menu of beautifully crafted donuts at PVDonuts. Pick up this fluffy brioche treat, along with other seasonal offerings like a pumpkin cannoli or a caramel apple fritter, at its store at 79 Ives Ave.

Olneyville N.Y. System


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Olneyville N.Y. System, located at 20 Plainfield St., has been serving up classic hot wieners and coffee milk in Providence for more than 65 years. Open from lunch until late at night, you’ll have plenty of time to visit this fast food favorite for a quick bite and a tall, cold glass of Rhode Island’s iconic beverage.