For those of you who are getting sick of starbucks, you should check out coffee exchange. Not only does it have a great coffee selection, it is a good place to do your work as well, either inside or outside on the deck. I went there for the first time recently, and had a cafe blanco (espresso with steamed white chocolate) and was pleasantly surprised. There is also a pastry/dessert selection. I don't plan to go back to starbucks while in providence (unless someone gets me a gift card...).