Rhody Gem: Little City Coffee & Kitchen

September 2023

What it is:

A coffee shop serving scratch-made baked goods and breakfast daily from 7am-3pm.


Where to find it:

On that section of Mathewson Street between Weybosset and Westminster streets, look for the horizontal sign bearing the business name.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

A welcoming atmosphere, fresh coffee all day, and sweet and savory goods baked on site have made Little City popular with neighbors since 2021. “We love being able to get to know each of our customers,” says Kelsey Garvin, baker, who co-owns Little City with Dave Lanning. Garvin adds that they are an entirely from-scratch operation, so everything, even the syrups, are made in house. Inside the contemporary, efficient space, Garvin shares that they’ve become known for their sourdough English muffins, but the Pulled Mushroom Sandwich and the Pepperoni Sandwich are also both very popular. “Currently our Chili Crisp and Scallion Focaccia, and the Corn and Shishito Galette are top sellers out of the bakery case, but the Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie is a classic go-to as well. Our coconut caramel in our flash-brewed iced coffee is also very popular with the summer weather. Chai lattes made with our house chai concentrate are also a go-to for lots of our customers.”


Little City Coffee & Kitchen

170 Mathewson Street

LittleCityPVD.com, @LittleCityPVD



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