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Cru Cafe

1 Casino Ter, Newport, RI 02840-3987
+1 401-314-0500
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (38 reviews)
“avocado toast” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (13 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Casino Ter, Newport, RI 02840-3987
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cru Café is the complete package. Food is excellent, portions are generous, prices are very reasonable. Highly recommend. The only negative is the Cru café closes at 5pm, so you can only order breakfast or lunch (or both) at the Cru café..

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank A M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This delightful café is tucked next to the large Bellevue plaza. It seems like a quiet respite from the crowds of Newport. Modern takes on popular café food is on the menu. I chose the Cubano. Reasonably well executed. the French baguette seems quite appealing...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank D5937WNcharless
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little off-the-beaten-path cafe. Quiet and still not far from the husstle and bustle of Bellevue Ave. Nice staff and good sandwiches. In the summer it's nice to sit outside.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Moe521
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place nailed it. Simple set up, but what they offer is good, clean and satisfying. There are plenty of diner type of options in the area with variable food and service, but CRU Cafe is just lovely. Will definitely come back to enjoy coffee...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank happyem808
Reviewed 1 November 2018

In searching for breakfast, we found Cru Cafe. The format was simple, you walk in, order from the counter and they bring your meal to you. You bus your own table. If you don’t mind not being waited on, this is a great place. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Coastal827128
Reviewed 18 October 2018

While shopping in downtown Newport yesterday we came across Crue restaurant. As it was later in the day we decided to go for breakfast today. We were not disappointed. Warm friendly staff, comfortable seating, and delicious breakfast food that was hot and satisfying. We will...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pumpkin4444
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Called ahead an order for my daughters bridesmaids. We needed a quick easy and nutritional lunch while getting ready for the wedding. Everything was delicious and reasonably priced. I received many compliments and thank you's from the girls. Thank you Cru Cafe!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank R4765PFlisam
Reviewed 5 October 2018

We were in Newport touring the mansions. Stopped here for lunch. There's a pay for parking lot next to the café. There was a line but it moved pretty quickly. Good sandwiches, fresh ingredients.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Julie O
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I came here for breakfast while visiting Newport a few days ago. I had the loaded avocado toast which was delicious! They have outdoor seating which is always a plus. Staff was friendly and pleasant. Definitely recommend if in the Newport area

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank G297PPjessicaa
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Cru has an excellent location in that you can visit a mansion first thing, take a before-noon (11:30) lunch, and return to another mansion after lunch. I am a fan of this type of breakfast/lunch concept: Order food and pay at either of the 2...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GraduationAunt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Casino Ter, Newport, RI 02840-3987
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-314-0500
  • E-mail
Located in Newport, Rhode Island, CRU Cafe is the purveyor of craft cafe dining. Integrating a weekly changing menu and fresh, local ingredients, this small boutique eatery always has something new to offer. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and brunch you can take a tour of our local flavors offered up for every meal!
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