For Warwick natives and dedicated “snowbirds” Fred and Barbara, returning to Rhode Island after an extended stay in Florida means one thing and that is a long, relaxing, and hunger-busting visit to Beach Café & Pub on Oakland Beach. Barbara is a huge fan of the café’s tender home fries and Fred loves the classic weiners that are served here every day. In his words “They sure don’t make weiners in Florida!” When they say “There’s no place like home,” they surely mean “There’s no place like Beach Café!”
For local diners and “summer-only” diners alike, Beach Café is a place to go in Warwick that is welcoming, comfortable, and consistent. When the café was able to open its doors to both indoor and outdoor dining, owners Dick Moranto and Brenda Esposito took every mandate from the governor seriously. Social distancing was enforced, the capacity of the café diminished to 50%, mask wearing was mandatory and plexiglass barriers were placed at the bar. Dick and Brenda care deeply about their customers and want to send the message loud and clear ~ they are ready for you to come back and grateful for those who have been such a source of support over these past few months.
One of the things that Beach Café & Pub offers is a wide-open outdoor patio, complete with a propane heater for when the weather finally turns chilly and an authentic, sand-filled beach that looks and feels just like the real thing (minus the seagulls and the waves!) There is plenty of space to safely gather and enjoy a meal, or to just linger over a cold drink and “people-watch”. The café’s menu is comforting, American-style cuisine and can be enjoyed out in the open air or in the air-conditioned indoor dining room.
Beach Café is home to good old-fashioned diner-style food ~ cooked-to-order, made from scratch ~ and served with a smile. Customers like Fred and Barbara love its diversity and home-cooked appeal, beginning with its heaping platters of traditional breakfast favorites and continuing with its enticing lunch and early-dinner offerings.
Beach Café’s breakfast menu includes a mouth-watering selection of classic homestyle fare. There are pancakes and waffles and omelets, and so much more to please your palate. Add to that a delicious side order, including Barbara’s favorite home fries, and you are set for the day ~ on the water, on the beach or at home!
The rest of the menu will have you salivating as well. There are hot or cold sandwiches, burgers, hotdogs, Fish & Chips, those ever-popular weiners and a slew of mouth-watering appetizers – and this is before the extensive dinner menu.
Beach Café is located at 805 Oakland Beach Avenue. Call 401-732-3213 for take-out or delivery (within three miles). Masks are required. Find the café on Facebook! Closed on Monday, open at 9:00 The café is open Tuesday at 10:00am and Wednesdays through Sunday at 9:00am.