I don’t know what it is about coffee shops, but they are probably some of my favorite places in the world. The sounds, the smells, the tastes, everything about them is so comforting. So this past Friday I visited one I have been wanting to go to for a while now, and that is The Shop on Wickenden Street in the East Side of Providence.
The place was busy for a late Friday morning, but I found myself a nice window seat in the corner of the shop. I walked up to the counter and was greeted by the incredibly welcoming staff. No stuffy baristas here… these guys were happy to help make suggestions, and made you feel at home. I ordered a Nitro Cold Brew which was served in the cutest mason jar for my beverage. For food I ordered the item I had been eyeing on Instagram for weeks- the avocado sprinkled with lime, red pepper flakes, and sea salt served with two slices of fresh ciabatta bread. The whole thing was served on the cutest wooden boards making for a perfect presentation.
As I enjoyed my meal and worked on my bullet journal and blog content I was surrounded by the sounds of some of my favorite bands, The Head and The Heart & The Lumineers. I wound up spending over an hour in the little shop enjoying my time, never wanting to leave.
This is one of the cozy shops that I will definitely be returning to often, and I suggest you stop by if you haven’t yet.