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Explore New Tastes and Seasonal Ingredients at Breakfast and Brunch


Being a tourist town, Newport has more than its share of traditional breakfast fare. But look a little closer and you'll find creative young chefs all over town preparing innovative and creative dishes for you to enjoy that take their tastes from restaurants all over the world. Sure, you can find traditional breakfast fare, but you can get that anywhere. In Newport, indulge in Portuguese, Irish and west-coast inspired dishes like bangers & mash, california eggs benedict and portuguese sweetbread french toast. For brunch, nothing tops a dish like fresh lobster and seasonal local seafood specialties.

We really like to encourage visitors to try Sunday brunch, since it can really open your eyes to new flavors and tastes, and usually costs a lot less than dinner for some of the same ingredients. If you add in a Sunday drink like a bloody mary you'll also find those are usually less expensive during the day too. What's not to love? So the next time you're in town, make it a plan to do a fun and creative breakfast or brunch.

Bishop's 4th Street Diner
184 Admiral Kalbfus Rd
Newport, RI (401) 847-2069

It's a little off the beaten path from downtown Newport, but if you head to the rotary beneath the Newport Bridge (at the far end of the Point neighborhood) you'll find an authentic stainless steel beauty featuring all your diner favorites. A great little place to stop in on your way out of town or before heading to the beach for the day!
Coffee Grinder
33 Bannister's Wharf
Newport, RI (401)847-9307

At the very end of Bannister's Wharf, with adirondack chairs and beautiful views of the harbor. A great choice if location is more important than the meal or if you eat a light breakfast. Serving coffee, lattes, and baked goods/pastries. A fun place to start your day in Newport.
Corner Café
110 Broadway
Newport, RI (401)846-0606

Located next to the police station on Broadway, this place is a classic breakfast joint with great food at reasonable prices. Fun and innovative menu featuring multicultural foods and fresh ingredients.Consistently busy, especially on weekend mornings so try to get there early!
Franklin Spa
229 Spring Street
Newport, RI (401)847-3540

A Newport breakfast tradition. Get there early on weekends in the summer to avoid the rush and enjoy classic breakfast fare with daily specials. Fun diner-like atmosphere with friendly staff. Also serving lunch.
Gary's Handy Lunch
462 Thames Street
Newport, RI (401)847-9480

A local's hangout offering classic diner fare in a fun 50's retro environment. All your favorite breakfast items are here, and if you sleep a little later than expected, you can grab lunch instead. Check the daily specials- our favorite is the shepherd's pie.
Lorusso's Café
580 Thames Street
Newport, RI (401)849-1750

Classic breakfast and lunch fare with an Italian twist on some favorites like eggs benedict and others featuring ricotta and arugula. Eat in or get delicious treats from the bakery to go. Great food AND plenty of parking! Towards the end of Thames Street.

Sunday Brunch in Newport RI


Bay Voyage Inn, 150 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown, (401)423-2100 (voted best in R.I.)
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Caleb & Broad, 162 Broadway, Newport, (401)619-5955. (the chicken & waffles with grand marnier syrup has a real following here)
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Castle Hill Inn and Resort, 590 Ocean Drive, Newport, (401)849-3800. (proper attire required)
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