Rhode Island’s Coffee Shop
Brewed Awakenings Coffee House opened its doors June of 1996 in the center of Johnston, Rhode Island. David Levesque, owner and President, had a vision for a coffeehouse that would serve the best cup of coffee in town and be a gathering place for the locals. The plan was simple: provide great food and beverages to be served by friendly, outgoing employees in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The concept took off, and before long Dave added a second location in South County Commons Plaza in Wakefield, Rhode Island and was opened in November of 2003.
Over the next several years, Brewed Awakenings expanded its menu to include specialty frozen drinks, lunch and breakfast sandwiches and pastries, just to name a few. The next location was completed in April of 2010 at the Centre of Cherry Hill which was the first store with a drive-thru. Located just 1 mile from the original coffeehouse, it has become another gathering place in the town of Johnston. In April of 2012, another location was opened near Sockanossett Crossroads in Cranston, Rhode Island on Pontiac Avenue, which boasts the “tallest” coffee cup in the state of Rhode Island. Our fifth and largest coffeehouse in the country at 8000 square feet opened in 2014 in the heart of Warwick, Rhode Island on Bald Hill Road. This location has added some additional menu options such as paninis, pizzas, antipasto and cheese boards as well as a full liquor license which features signature espresso martinis, sangrias and a wide range of beers and wines. Table service is also an option at this location.
Currently we are planning our next location somewhere in New England. Stay tuned for more details!
We are proud of the progress we have made over the years, from just two employees, Kay & Joe Levesque (Dave’s mom & dad) to over 100 employees today. Brewed Awakenings is a successful business because of our loyal customers and our hardworking employees. Dave has continued to grow Brewed Awakenings, while still sticking to his original plan to be the Best Coffee House in the State.