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Welcome to Providence, Athletic Cheer & Dance National Championships.

We are excited to welcome all the athletes and their families from all over the Northeast to Downtown Providence this weekend to compete in your National Championship. You may be here to dance and cheer, but you also need to eat. It can be hard to get out and explore while here for a competition, so we put together a round up of quick eats, all within a few blocks of the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Bolt Coffee Company
Located in the lobby of The Dean Hotel, Bolt Coffee Company offers specialty coffee drinks and freshly made pastries in a hip setting.

Café La France
Open for breakfast and lunch on Empire Street, Cafe La France offers a range of sandwiches and drinks.

Ellie’s Bakery
A small bakery that feels like it’s in Paris, Ellie’s Bakery is located in the Biltmore Garage on Washington Street. Ellie’s serves breakfast items, as well as freshly made sandwiches and salads for lunch. Their baked treats are perfect for dessert or a quick snack.

Knead Doughnuts
Fresh doughnuts made from scratch, Knead Doughnuts has all your favorite classics plus surprising and innovative flavors.

Morsel’s Cafe
Located inside the Omni, near the skybridge that connects the hotel to the Providence Place Mall, Morsel’s is very close to the Convention Center for the quick caffeine fix.

Serendipity Gourmet
A small grocery store and deli making sandwiches to order, Serendipity Gourmet also has a large hot and cold salad bar and serves fresh coffee. It’s the perfect place to pick up grab-and-go snacks.

Small Point Café
Serving organic coffee, fresh pastries and delicious sandwiches made to order, Small Point Café is located in the heart of Westminster Street shopping. A perfect location if there is extra time to sneak in some shopping.

There are two locations located within walking distance of the Convention Center, one on Atwells Avenue near the Hilton Hotel, and one on Dorrance Street near the Biltmore Hotel.

Did we miss something you’re craving? Look at our Downtown Providence Directory, or pick up one of our visitor guides at the Convention Center tourist information desk for a full listing of dining options. You can always tweet us with questions @ProvDowntown.