On The Brown Low: Teas and Javas

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Wondering what Providence has to offer? Curious as to where to find the best off-campus entertainment? Well, lucky for you, On The Brown Low, will give you just that! Isabelle Edwards, a native Rhode Islander, will show you the best spots to grab a bite to eat, find fun activities, or just kick around! Stay tuned!

Wayland Square, a mere fifteen-minute walk (or five-minute bus ride) from Brown, is home to quite a number of quaint and cozy shops. In fact, the entire street could have been taken straight out of a Dick and Jane book, as it has perfectly manicured lawns, bright colors, beautiful boutiques, and cute families traipsing around at every turn. But what many people don’t know, is that Wayland Square is home to a great study spot —Teas and Javas!

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Teas and Javas cafe and bar is small, quiet, chic, and serves delicious coffees, teas, pastries, and gelato. I stumbled upon it this weekend and immediately knew it was the perfect study spot. Nearly everyone sits in front of their laptop, avidly typing away, and barely making a peep, except to occasionally take loud sips of their coffee. The bright lighting and small tables somehow seem to inspire focus. And, for when that focus is interrupted by hunger pains, Teas and Javas serves breakfast, salads and soups, sandwiches, and dessert. It’s my kind of place.

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Teas and Javas uses only “the world’s finest organic and fair trade coffees” and supports “regional economies by procuring them from local vendors!” So you can be assured that Teas and Javas will leave you feeling morally great. Plus, and here’s the best part, Teas and Javas has quite the dessert menu. Let’s just say that a “Root Beer Cake Float,” consisting of cake batter gelato and Boylan Root Beer, is just one of the items on the menu that I was drooling over. (-;

All in all, if you’re looking for a place where you can study, eat, drink, and feel cozy – Teas and Javas is the spot.

Until next time!

Is there something I haven’t covered? Heard of a cool place in Rhode Island but haven’t seen a post about it yet? Email me your suggestions and questions at Isabelle_Edwards@brown.edu!

* All images © 2012-2013 Isabelle Edwards. Please request permission before use.

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