Rhody Gem: Rise ‘n Shine Coffee Bar

March 2023


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What it is:

A coffee house serving richly brewed organic Brazilian coffee, organic lattes, unique signature drinks, and a daily selection of fresh pastries and donuts. 


Where to find it: 

Find Rise ‘n Shine on street level of the Christopher Dodge Carriage House in a little-known enclave at the base of Smith Hill. A sign that says “coffee” signals you’ve arrived.


What makes it a Rhody Gem?

In addition to its highly skilled baristas and a well-appointed espresso bar, this charming space beckons conversation and lingering. Inspired by craftsmen and artisans, a cobbler theme celebrates the former use of the space in the 1950s while also honoring the trade of owner Neal Kaplan’s great grandfather who was a cobbler in New York City. A two-seat shoe shine stand in the cafe was crafted for the shop replicating the stand that used to sit in the old Providence train station. “The building and cafe were recognized in the fall of 2022 with a Neighborhood Gem Award by the Providence Preservation Society,” says Kaplan. “Our baristas share in business management, bringing their ideas and insights daily. It is truly a collective effort and we are thankful to be part of community building inside and outside the shop. We hope people find us and keep coming back!”

Rise 'n Shine Coffee Bar97 Holden Street • 401-340-5112


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