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Readers' Choice: Best Coffee Shop

Where's your favorite place to grab some caffeinated (or decaffeinated) brew?

If it's near and dear to your heart, Patch wants to know. Tell us about North Kingstown's best coffee shop.

The nominations are in and it's time to vote for your favorite place to grab a cup of joe in town. Voting kicks off July 23 and runs until August 17. We'll announce the winners on August 24.

Vote below for your favorite. Please only one vote per person.

NK Parent July 23, 2012 at 04:39 PM
I thought I nominated the Starbucks up near the Stop N Shop. I'm sticking with them because I like my coffee strong -- not some watery gruel. Updike's in fine but the other two are the pits.
Samantha Turner (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Just checked and I had no nominations for Starbucks. Just added it to the poll though for ya!
The Prince of Wickford July 25, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Updike's Newtowne Coffee has the absolute BEST Coffee in NK, period.
TenRodTownie July 25, 2012 at 07:58 PM
How come we cant vote for Honey Dew? That's my favorite!
TenRodTownie July 25, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Also Allie"s Donuts isn't mentioned.
pamela boulais July 25, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Totally true, it's the best. The beans are roasted right there, it's carefully brewed and blended by Mark (the owner) so you know you're getting a quality product.
pamela boulais July 25, 2012 at 09:57 PM
For real? Like D&D, it's mass produced, packaged god only knows when.
pamela boulais July 25, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Allie's, great donuts but cheap diner coffee, the kind of stuff you get from Sisco.
pamela boulais July 25, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Yeah, it's a nice strong brew, but again mass produced.
Captain Joe Del Regno July 25, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Updike's Newtowne!!! Nothing else comes close! It's not a fair fight!
deb mathias July 25, 2012 at 10:31 PM
Updikes is the best!
deb mathias July 27, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Did I mention Updikes has a great Iced Tea as well..
BG July 27, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Updikes, no contest. Not juist the best coffee in NK, the best coffee, period. Mark and Steffie source single-origin beans from around the globe and roast them right there in the shop. None of the other shops in this survey can say the same. We always have a pound or two on hand and never brew anything else at home. I also ship it to my sister in Colorado on occasion. When my husband was in Iraq for a year, the Additons were kind enough to kind enough to donate coffee to his care packages.
Carol Vieira July 31, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Updike's for all the reasons that BG states above. Mark (the owner) is a master roaster; he is an artist at his craft and the proof is in the rich, luxurious flavor of UN coffee. The owners really care about the source of their coffee, too, and make a point to know the farmers across the world from whom they procure their coffee beans. It's fair trade, and even more than that it's a cross-cultural experience that they bring to their customers. We are incredibly lucky to have an Updike's in NK.
Lori W. Howard July 31, 2012 at 12:52 PM
The UN is by far the best coffee...I drive a school bus for NK and it my one stop for coffee and a delicious bagel...I LOVE Stephanie, Mark and Emily!
Sue M July 31, 2012 at 02:28 PM
No one even comes close to Updike's. Whether you like dark roast, light roast or even tea or chai they have it and do it right. Mark really knows his coffee roasting and I love it when he gets something new in and lets the regulars try it. It's not just a place for great coffe, it's like the Cheers Bar of North Kingstown to any of us who become a regular. Really gives you that family vibe.
Danielle July 31, 2012 at 09:02 PM
Updikes!
EPM August 03, 2012 at 11:58 PM
Updikes is the best coffee ... Ever! The coffee is always great and the atmosphere is charming and warm.. I would highly recommend UN.. It's real coffee, brewed to perfection... The staff that is very informative and very passionate about what they do... Always a genuine welcome.....
Jonny from NK August 08, 2012 at 04:27 AM
The only answer is Updikes Coffee Roasters. If you need me to explain further, you haven't tried their coffee. Or had a sledding accident as a youth. And don't get me started on this Alex and Ani...run of the Mills Coffee with a dangly bracelet and a rock-candy-crystal-thing. Lame. But, I like those Wilson boys and their fine duds. And I know what is good and real. Because I'm Jonny from NK. Jonny. With a silent 'H'. An invisible 'H'. Jonny. Out.
Ronny Pucino August 16, 2012 at 03:43 PM
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EOB August 16, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Updikes it is.. Family to me but even still coffee is the freshest and the best! Great job u guys! Beats under the hood work, huh Uncle Mark?
Samantha Turner (Editor) August 17, 2012 at 02:35 AM
Well...someone had their coffee this morning. :-)
lori duffy August 18, 2012 at 02:44 AM
OMG I soooo agree!!!
lori duffy August 18, 2012 at 02:45 AM
Are you on Crack!! I love Updikes!!
lori duffy August 18, 2012 at 02:48 AM
Love you Johhny from NK, whoever you are! I love the UN too!
lori duffy August 18, 2012 at 02:49 AM
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