Juice bar

Juice bar and eatery offering juices, smoothies, acai, grain bowls, toasts, and sandwiches as well as rotating soups, specials, and baked goods. Kosher certified. Est. 2018. Open Mon-Sun 9:00am-5:00pm.

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54 Reviews

First Review by TheresaFarrell


Points +1141

31 Aug 2023

Plant Based Goodness

1st time here. Street parking available where you can find it. Indoor seating available. Counter service. Fairly small menu but when done right, you don’t need many options. Super friendly and grateful service - they said thank you for choosing us many times. I had their avocado toast which was nice and crispy. I also had their breakfast sandwich with coving bacon and tomato. It was delicious. Would definitely come back

Pros: Friendly, Clean, Made to order



Points +54

03 Aug 2023

Great vegan food!

I had the Jack fruit sandwich and a fantastic smoothie! My friend had a bowl. Great service, great food!

Pros: Food was delicious , Service was outstanding , Location was convenient


Points +56

28 May 2023

Hit the spot 4 us!

It was open on a holiday Sunday after all! Chickpea sandwich, avocado toast, Awakenings smoothie (with cold brew) all delicious and fresh!

Pros: All delicious...!, Nice informal vibe.

Cons: No restroom.

Sarah P

Points +8374

26 Mar 2023

Solid vegan cafe food

Although the menu is small, it is solid and healthy, and the people are super. Everything we had was delicious and satisfying. Sadly the kale Caesar isn’t available anymore because they can’t get the dressing…

Pros: Plant-based 100%, Great people, Healthy, fast, eco-minded

Cons: Small space to eat inside


Points +638

10 Jan 2023

Good find

The staff and owner are super nice and always happy to welcome you. It's one of the few places with an entirely plant-based menu in a prime location. The food is tasty. We like the bowls and breakfast sandwich. Its toasty inside seating and also some outdoor tables.


Points +395

06 Jan 2023

Pleasant all-vegan cafe

We stopped in here several times over the course of our stay here when staying at a nearby hotel with no vegan breakfast options.

Knockout items included the matcha lavender latte and the basil-and-blackberry fauxcotta breakfast toast. I was also happy with the ciao bella, which includes a form of vegan mozz I haven't seen before ("Barrett's Garden..."). A tapioca-and-cashew based cheese that's not especially funky or fermented tasting, and more resembles a grainy cousin to silken tofu. I would say the red onions are cut unpleasantly chunky and (I think) not watered / de-sulfured as I'd do at home.

The frozen cocoa bowl was a bit like eating a giant bowl of baby food, in a good way (mostly). The breakfast sandwich was a pretty no-frills item I would probably not order if I had a kitchen of my own here.

The lack of bathroom ("no public restroom" means NO RESTROOM in this area!) almost did me dirty!!! Plan ahead!

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-06

Pros: ricotta toast, matcha lavender latte, friendly & clean

Cons: chunky red onions, no bathroom, mostly a pretty expected menu


Points +50

01 Jan 2023


Exactly what we were looking for. We enjoyed the BBQ Jackfruit Sandwich and the Greek Grain Bowl #Veganuary

Updated from previous review on 2023-01-01

Pros: Nice selection


Points +1091

31 Oct 2022

Grateful for this place!

Newport has always seemed like a vegan food desert, especially compared to Providence (or even Middletown). This cafe finally brings a much needed vegan food option to the center of town, the location can’t be beat. I am not usually a smoothie person but I had “The Awakening” and it was amazing and just what I needed!


Points +20

17 Oct 2022

AMAZING VEGAN! wish we found them B4! Could go everyday!

Non vegans will also love ❤️

Pros: Thoughtful vegan options! Well curated menu, Amazing Food!!, Amazing Service!! Hard working & nice owners

Cons: NO cons!!


Points +435

19 Sep 2022

Small selection, but good

Whatever you order is good, wish there was a little more variety. But really good location, yummy, and quick.


17 Oct 2022

I thought the amount of choices was perfect... If all your offerings are good you don't need a lot! 💚✌️


Points +4149

16 Sep 2022

tastes as good as it looks

for what they’re going for (clean and quick) they’ve definitely got all of the boxes checked. it would be nice if they rotated their very small menu around though.

Pros: fully vegan/plant-based

Cons: small menu/limited variety


Points +355

16 Aug 2022

Super tasty

We had avocado toast, the East bowl, juice, tea and brownies. Everything was delicious, I especially liked the bowl! The service was fast and friendly even though they were super busy. Highly recommended!


Points +140

05 Aug 2022

OMG - such delicious food!!!

Unbelievably delicious, all-vegan menu

Pros: 3 of us, each with a diff order, LOVED our food, all vegan!!!, Paul, the proprietor, is just a wonderful guy

Cons: It’s 367 miles from my home — too far away


Points +32

20 Jul 2022

Yummy Egg Breakfast Sandwich

Made with Just Eggs. Was curious to try. It was very good. Lots of wonderful plant based options. Definitely will go back. Cute little shop. Very friendly staff.


Points +165

12 Jul 2022


We got the Greek bowl and chickpea salad sandwich. I definitely recommend the sandwich it was amazing.


Points +885

Mostly Veg
04 Jul 2022

Root in Rhode Island

Husband and I were on a walkabout around Newport when he mentioned he was hungry. Thank God for HappyCow! Found “Root” was only 8-minutes away.
We settled on the Grain Bowls. He got the Arriba bowl, with quinoa, and I settled on the Greek bowl, with brown rice. Best part was we got halfway through each and exchanged bowls. The flavors in both were great and not overly filling. Of the two we both liked the Greek bowl simply for the larger variety of flavors.
Definitely worth having if in town!


Points +24

27 Jun 2022


Had a chickpea sandwich and an iced matcha latte - perfect lunch!


Points +94

25 Jun 2022


Everything about this place is amazing. We went here 2x in 12 hours. SO many options. We tried every sandwich and I honestly couldn't even give top 2 bc they're all so amazing. MUST GET A SMORES BROWNIE!!!!


Cons: Nothing.


Points +110

22 Jun 2022


Root is great! Food was delicious and the staff was very nice. I got the greek bowl with brown rice, the macha lavender latte, and a funfetti cookie.


Points +65

19 Jun 2022

Eat here!! Eat here!!

I ate here every day on a 3-day trip, one day ate twice, AND picked up an oatmeal for the next day early drive. Seriously the nicest team and such great food! Can personally vouch for the açaí bowl, oatmeal, coconut blt (!!!), chickpea salad sandwich, jackfruit bbq, “fauxcotta” berry toast, and their deserts! I personally wasn’t a fan of the flavored coffee/tea drinks as the flavor syrup ends up at the bottom of iced, but non flavored latte and matcha latte were good.

Pros: All vegan, Variety of food that tastes different, Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Cons: Wouldn’t recommend the flavored iced drinks :(


Points +24

22 May 2022

Couldn’t get enough

Happy Cow find while vacationing in Newport. Ate here every day I was there for breakfast and lunch. Favorites were the avocado toast, the BLT, and the dreamer coffee. Owners were really nice and the space was super cute!


Points +347

18 May 2022

Healthy and tasty

Had the East bowl, and my mom had the Greek bowl. They were both simple but good, with fresh ingredients and nice dressing. Good for a quick lunch.


Points +174

15 May 2022

Quick & Healthy

Happy to have found this place on my trip to Newport. Had the “East” Grain Bowl, it was tasty and filling.


Points +114

11 May 2022

All Vegan Menu with Diverse Choices

Owner was very attentive and interested in our satisfaction with the meal and experience. My husband and I split the Arriba Bowl and the Chickpea Salad Sandwich, both were tasty. They emply the whole food plant based concept by using whole and fresh ingredients instead of processed vegan options. Nice to have a full vegan restaurant where you don't have to ask about each ingredient!!

Pros: 100% vegan, Fresh, whole ingredients - no processed foods, Owner was very attentive

Cons: Would have liked a bit stronger spices/flavor


Points +51

13 Nov 2021

Must-visit for Vegans

I recommend the Ciao Bella sandwhich

Pros: All vegan, All delicious , Great smoothies , Good location for sights nearby

Cons: Menu is more sandwiches/bows than full meals , Parking can be hard


Points +363

09 Nov 2021

Can't wait to visit again

I got an avocado toast and my partner had a smoothie. Both were very filling and refreshing. Staff was very nice too, and the atmosphere in there was great!


Points +102

16 Sep 2021

Best plant based meals all day!

We met Paul, one of the owners. He made sure we could do a true plant-based lunch that included no oil. We each had different bowls as well as one of the juices. Absolutely fantastic! We will be returning for breakfast and lunch many times this weekend

Pros: All vegan options , Many items without oil, Delicious food, nice owners!

Cons: Pricey bottled drinks but acceptable

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