Rhody Gem: February 2019

Coffee Exchange - Providence Monthly


We are pleased to introduce Rhody Gem, a new monthly column in Providence Monthly. We’re always being thanked for spotlighting the “hidden gems” of the state, and in our ongoing efforts to leave no stone unturned, we’re putting the call out to our readership! Each month we’ll spotlight a Rhody Gem: a business, artisan, or place suggested to us by our faithful readers.

What it is:

Professors, students, businessmen, retirees, and politicians alike congregate at Coffee Exchange, the neighborhood coffee shop serving up conscientious, fresh roasted coffee to the community it loves. Customers can enjoy a cold brew on the patio in the warmer months or linger inside and chat with a hot cup in winter. Find organic and fair trade options, plus signature drinks like lattes and cappuccinos.

Where to find it: 

On Wickenden, in the tan Victorian with black trim and green door.

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

This is more than a coffee shop – it’s a meeting space for Providence denizens and a devoted community advocate beyond the East Side through The Coffee Trust and Coffee Kids, charities dedicated to improving the lives of coffee farmers in Mexico, Central, and South America.

Coffee Exchange
207 Wickenden Street • 273-1198