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Jun 27, 2011 07:40 AM


I'm meeting a colleague in Providence this week for a dinner meeting. I'm driving from Boston; he's driving from CT. I'm looking for a place that : 1. We can both find easily from the highway, and that won't involve either of us wandering around lost, 2. That has interesting or good food - no Applebee-type places, please, 3. Where we can spread out a little bit and not be rushed or glared at, 4. That won't require reservations or a long wait for a table. 5. That will have parking.

I know it's a tall order, but I'm hoping to not have to resort to a Starbucks. Does such a place exist??Thanks in advance!

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  1. If you dont mind a small 5 minute ride outside Providence...
    Brewed Awakenings in Johnston is great for a Coffee Shop place
    if not there, try Union Station (mid week, it wont be busy, and the food is very good)

    Brewed Awakenings
    1395 Atwood Ave Ste 110, Johnston, RI 02919

    1. super, as a follow-up tp my other post on your boston thread, here is a link to a current thread of mine re Prov. Hope this is helpful; look forward to reading your report!