The Hungry Monkey


In my short, but sweet, stay in Newport, RI, I also go to visit neighborhood spot, The Hungry Monkey. And, if nothing else, it’s a pretty adorable name for a restaurant. Luckily, they had more than a cute name to offer.


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? And, well, lunch is pretty important too. Hell, I take all meals pretty seriously. This local, casual restaurant only serves daytime fare, breakfast and lunch, so, make sure to stop by during the day while you can. 


For breakfast, I kept it simple and ordered the Omelette Your Way with spinach and rye toast (2 Egg omelette with one choice of filling, served with home fries and choice of toast). A simple dish, yes, but delicious. The service is great, the food comes out quickly, and the vibe is really relaxed. My favorite part was the home fries, these things were incredible. Like, some of the best home fries I’ve had. They were spicy, so, tread lightly if you’re not a spice fan, flavorful and cooked perfectly with that crispness on the outside and tender meets softness in the middle. 

The Shorts:
Name: The Hungry Monkey
Location: 124 Broadway, Newport, RI
The Long and Short: Would I go back? For sure. Next time I’m in Newport, I’ll be back, and hitting up their Stuffed Monkey Bread French Toast. 
Would I recommend it? I’d be a monkey’s uncle (or aunt) if you went anywhere else for breakfast. 



Hungry Ghost


Hungry Ghost coffee bar and cafe has three locations in Brooklyn, and I went to go visit their newest shop in Fort Greene. 


The vibe here is very relaxed and invites you to sit and spend time inside, or, enjoy your beverage on the go. They serve Stumptown coffee here, one of my favorites, in addition to a variety of specialty teas, handmade Italian sodas and even Kombucha on tap. They also have a lunch menu and some pretty amazing looking baked goods (which I definitely need to try next time). 


I got a cappuccino, one of my favorite coffee drinks, complete with it’s little Florette.

The Shorts:
Name: Hungry Ghost
Location: 781 Fulton Street, Brooklyn 
The Long and Short: Would I go back? Yes, love me some Stumptown coffee. 
Would I recommend it? Yes, and next time I’ll certainly need to grab a baked good…and I’ll probably recommend that too.