Dining Guide

Rise and Shine at Character's Cafe

“Good morning” takes on a new meaning in Cranston's Rolfe Square

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Inspiration comes easy at Character’s Café, a unique concept and extension of Artists’ Exchange. Everything here is creative, from breakfast and lunch offerings to the cozy and colorful atmosphere. The made-from-scratch, seasonally-focused menu includes egg specialities, fruit-topped pancakes, angus beef burgers, local seafood, desserts and much more. They also offer craft beer, wine, cocktails and gourmet coffee – each certain to perk you up. Yet the best perk is that every purchase supports the community. Owned and operated by Gateways to Change, an organization that empowers adults living with developmental disabilities, Character’s Cafe is the only non-profit restaurant in the state. With amazing food and a great cause, every experience here is truly feel good.

And a Side of Entertainment
Art is all around you at the Character’s Café. Wall murals, tables and chairs – all handpainted by Artists’ Exchange artists – set the mood for a fun family-friendly experience. Even the colorful plates and mugs are pieces of handmade art. The artistic restaurant also doubles as Theatre 82, an intimate performance space that features a variety of theatre, comedy, children’s entertainment and live music throughout the week. 

5 Breakfast Favorites

1. The Spot Light
Two eggs with ⅓ lb rib eye steak

2. Plot With a Twist
Texas French toast stuffed with cream cheese, topped with blueberry compote and cinnamon sugar

3. The Green Room
Omelet with tomato, spinach, mushrooms, broccoli, goat cheese

4. Popeye Egg Scramble
Spinach, roasted red peppers, onions, Swiss cheese

5. The Big Star
Burrito with scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, black bean salsa

82 Rolfe Square, Cranston 401-781-2200