Whether it’s a spot or a pot, tea time on The Classic Coast is the idyllic way to sip, savor or spill the tea with friends or family. 

Afternoon Tea Locations

Keep calm, the kettle is on.

Chinese Tea House at Marble House

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📍 596 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

This truly memorable tea experience is not to be missed. Newport Mansions has partnered with Stoneacre Hospitality to present a unique dining experience at the iconic Chinese Tea House, located on the grounds of Marble House above the historic Cliff Walk overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Stoneacre offers brunch and afternoon tea service in the Tea House featuring seasonal ingredients and artisanal purveyors. The prix fixe menu includes a welcome beverage (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), a tea tower complete with savories, sweets and tea, and an entree. Reservations recommended. Exclusive to Preservation Society members and Newport Mansions tour ticket holders (the purchase of a mansion tour ticket does not buy the guest tea service.) Not into a sit down experience? A self-service cafe with pre made sandwiches, salads, fruit cups, pastries, cookies, and biscuits is open May through October. 


Afternoon Tea at Chinese Tea House


The Vanderbilt

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📍 41 Mary St, Newport, RI 02840

Head to the sun-dappled Conservatory of The Vanderbilt Hotel for afternoon tea, while you take in the hotel’s lush gardens from classic rattan armchairs within gleaming glass walls while sipping a selection of delicious teas. Enjoy a light bites menu of savory and sweet selections and add a bespoke cocktail to your experience, dreamed up by our expert Cocktail Curators.



Francis Malbone House

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📍 392 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

Delight in a mid-day tradition and enjoy afternoon tea and snacks served daily in our dining room. The talented chef prepares savory and sweet items baked fresh daily. Items may include a variety of cookies, macaroons, brownies, lemon squares, cakes, tarts, cheesecakes, grilled pizza, roasted vegetables, cheese, and crackers.



Stoneacre Brasserie

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📍 28 Washington Square, Newport, RI 02840

Enjoy springtime afternoon tea at Stoneacre Brasserie. Featuring a small, and ever changing seasonal menu, their Tea Tower includes pastries, tea sandwiches & sweets.



Hotel Viking

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📍 1 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840

Set along the famed Bellevue Avenue, enjoy a quintessential Afternoon Tea in the Garden Room at One Bellevue. Their dedicated team will walk you through choosing the perfect loose leaf tea, prepared table side for each guest. Culinary delights range from house baked scones, and delicate finger sandwiches to petit fours and cakes. They even offer a beverage cart serving Champagne and Cocktails for guests wishing to enhance their experience.


Hotel Viking Tea



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📍 101 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809

Available seasonally, Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum in Bristol is the picture perfect tea setting. Their Spring Afternoon Tea service is offered in Blithewold’s Dining Room, which has been the setting for exquisite gatherings for more than a century. In addition to tea service, enjoy freshly baked scones with sweet cream, and a three-tiered tray filled with sweet and savory treats. The cost of tea service includes admission to the Mansion and Grounds, so plan to leave time for a stroll!


📍 324 Main St, Warren, RI 02885

Hand-made clothing store set in a converted church building - um yes please! Afternoon tea INSIDE a hand-made clothing store set in a converted church building? You bet!! Step into a world of unique atmosphere and historic charm at our converted church afternoon tea room. Immerse yourself in the unique setting as you browse through our collection of meticulously crafted handmade clothing. Afterward, treat yourself to an exquisite afternoon tea experience, where you can indulge in a selection of delectable treats and sip on premium teas. Discover the perfect blend of fashion and relaxation. Limited hours, please visit the website and call in advance to reserve.



Kellie's Cafe

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📍 27 JT Connell Hwy, Newport, RI 02840

Stop at the sign of the tea pot logo. What better place for a cup of tea than a British themed cafe, fitted with English decor and treats; like scones, meat pies, and pastries. The crème de la crème of the shop is their Afternoon Tea for Two; complete with assorted finger sandwiches, freshly made scones with imported jam and clotted cream, and an unlimited pot of English tea. Book in advanced for this authentic favourite. 



A Spot of Tea

Look to grab just a spot of tea? Check out these great coffee and tea shops for a less formal or tea on the go experiences.

Empire Tea & Coffee

Empire Tea & Coffee is the largest coffee shop in Rhode Island with over 5,000 feet of seating…

Drift Cafe

Locally owned and operated cafe specializing in wholesome eats and quality coffee!

Root Plant Based Eatery

A Vegan Juice Bar and Eatery in Newport offering Juice, smoothies, toasts, bowls, snacks, soups, and…

Village Hearth Bakery

We are a locally owned and operated bakery & café located in Jamestown, RI. We offer a variety of…

Yagi Noodles

From Chef Basil Yu, Yagi Noodles brings traditional Japanese + Chinese influence on an American…

The Beehive Cafe

The Beehive Cafe is a bustling cafe & restaurant in a small two-story space with cozy seating inside…

Kaffeology Cafe

Our family owned business believes every one of our customers are family too! We are all about…

Slice of Heaven Cafe

Our café offers breakfast, lunch, bakery goods, summer gelato, wine, beer & cocktails, and delicious…

The Spice & Tea Exchange

We offer the finest herbs, spices, teas, exotic rices and sea salts that you won't find in your…

Custom House Coffee

We roast and blend our own coffee beans to perfection here in our New England location.

Grafik Coffe

Grafik Coffee infuses art into our coffee, with love! We roast delicious, ethically sourced coffee.

Empire Tea & Coffee

Empire Tea & Coffee is the largest coffee shop in Rhode Island with over 5,000 feet of seating…

Empire Tea & Coffee

Empire Tea & Coffee is the largest coffee shop in Rhode Island with over 5,000 feet of seating…

Picnic Cafe

Picnic gourmet+cafe in Newport RI is on Bellevue Avenue. Gourmet food to go. Cafe serving baked…

Cafe Water Street

Warren's hidden gem! Featuring locally roasted coffees, espresso drinks, fresh baked goods and…

Beaucoup Cafe

Beaucoup is a new Cafe that joined Thames Street in May 2023. With the blue fiat parked out front…

Borealis Coffee Company

Borealis Coffee Roasters is small-batch artisanal coffee roasting company based in Rhode Island.

Sunset Cove

Cafe and Cocktails overlooking beautiful Bluebill Cove in Island Park, RI.

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