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

Sydney Providence


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Steps from the Providence Train Station, Sydney Providence is where Australian inspiration meets local ingredients and a passion for quality. Enjoy a delicious cup of espresso and accompany it with a delicious fresh-baked good or breakfast sandwich. Grab-and-go food options are also available. Visit Sydney at 400 Exchange St.   

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. 

Knead Doughnuts


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If you're a fan of making fewer trips for your caffeine fix, head over to either of Knead Doughnuts' two Providence locations, 55 Cromwell St. or 135 Elmgrove Ave. There you'll find a fresh-brewed cup of Bolt coffee and the espresso bean doughnut, an old-fashioned doughnut featuring freshly ground coffee topped with vanilla glaze and dark chocolate drizzle. While you're there, grab a few other tasty treats from the expansive menu and limited specials.

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.

Fall & Halloween Events

Fall and the Halloween season are upon us, and Providence, RI is brimming with ways to celebrate this most wicked time of year. Stroll along the illuminated winding paths at the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular and be amazed by the thousands of intricately carved pumpkins. Take a walk on Providence's paranormal side on a Providence Ghost Tour. Enjoy a cocktail and a bite at one of the city's local haunts. Check out below for spellbinding getaway packages, events and more.