On the Brown Low: Cozy Food on a Rainy Day


Ever wonder what there is to do once you step off Brown’s campus? Curious about what Providence has to offer? On the Brown Low will be your faithful guide! Be sure to check in every week with us, Lily Hartmann and Brianna Lambert, to find out about the best spots around Providence and Rhode Island!

With Halloween happening this week, there was plenty to do on campus. Between comedy shows, a haunted house, parties, and other Halloween related events, there was almost no need to leave the Brown bubble this weekend. Besides all that was going on, yesterday was our first snow of the season. Yep, you read that right. It snowed, and also rained most of the day, making for a miserable Sunday in Providence. Although I would like to think that a little rain wouldn’t hold us back, the weather yesterday definitely put a damper on our plans. But we made it work, and spent some time catching up and eating brunch.

After a week of lots of work and celebrating Halloween, Brianna and I needed to get some good food and catch up about our weeks. We lived in the same dorm last year, but between classes, midterms, living in different dorms, and our extracurriculars, we hadn’t seen each other in a while. So we headed back down to Wickenden Street (see our post from last week for info on this glorious street), and stopped by Brickway restaurant. It’s a cute little breakfast and lunch place, with murals painted on the walls and quirky decor. They have a pretty extensive breakfast menu with lots of omelettes, french toast, pancakes, and other breakfast favorites. We each had some coffee (so glad to have something other than Ratty coffee), an omelette, home fries, and some toast. While we talked, we ate all of our delicious food, and we were so consumed in conversation that we forgot to take a photo of our food! The cozy atmosphere of Brickway makes it a great place to spend Sunday morning or early afternoon with friends. No matter if it’s at Brickway or another great Providence restaurant take the time out of your week to catch up with friends old and new over a good meal; it’s always worth it!

But Brickway isn’t your only option for brunch around College Hill. There’s also Olga’s Cup and Saucer, Kitchen on Federal Hill, Wayland Square Diner, Duck and Bunny and Amy’s Place which is also on Wickenden. All good choices to fulfill your cravings for good french toast and eggs benedict. And if you are up for pulling the all nighter, you could catch up with friends at 5 am after completing the Loui’s challenge. I know it sounds crazy, but most Brown students do this at least once during their four years… Anyways, brunch is always a great time to catch up with friends, and there is never a shortage of great places to go in Providence.

Until next time!


Curious about something in Providence that we haven’t covered? Shoot either Brianna or me an email (lily_hartmann@brown.edu or brianna_lambert@brown.edu) and let us know what we should explore in our next post.  



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