Experience: Cozy Bevvies from Audrey’s Coffee House & Lounge

Romantic vibes and Bachelor references at a day-to-night coffee house in South Kingstown


The Village at South County Commons is home to a unique spot that doubles as daytime coffee shop and lively evening cocktail lounge, sporting a slogan of “coffee ‘til cocktails.” Audrey’s Coffee House & Lounge brings a dash of celebrity status to South Kingstown – owners Jared Haibon and wife Ashley Iaconetti are former cast members of popular television shows The Bachelorette and The Bachelor. They met on the franchise spin-off show Bachelor in Paradise. Named after Iaconetti’s mom Audrey, and with origins rooted in love, the coffee shop is a dreamy spot for Valentine’s month, whether or not you have a honey to spend it with – “everyone is treated like family here,” says Haibon.

Stepping inside Audrey’s, Bachelor fans will undoubtedly notice a few nods to the series, such as the large wooden plaque over the main fireplace that reads “Monday nights we drink wine and watch The Bachelor. Tuesday mornings we drink coffee and recap.” The space is also adorned with a mural painted by local artist Abbie Cates featuring pink and red roses, and even their wifi network sign offers a fun nod to the show, reading: “will you accept this wifi?” Even if you’ve never watched an episode, any patron can enjoy the many comfy couches and chairs to sink into while sipping a specialty latte or an evening cocktail.  

My sister and I visited Audrey’s on a Wednesday morning at around 10am, and the place was already buzzing. We were lucky enough to snag a blue velvet couch by the corner fireplace. Haibon greeted us with two of their popular seasonal lattes made with Generous Coffee Co. espresso. The Hot Log Cabin Latte is flavored with maple and cinnamon and topped with a maple foam – this drink is breakfast in a cup. Equally delicious is the Iced Peppermint Mocha Latte, which was as tasty as it was pretty, featuring a swirl of chocolate sauce and topped with whipped cream and crushed peppermint. 

A couple of savory snacks paired wonderfully with the caffeinated pick-me-ups. My favorite was Haibon’s recommendation: the Wake Up Call breakfast sandwich. This classic choice of egg, red bell pepper, spinach, and tomato gets an elevated take with arugula and chipotle aioli on a toasted asiago Providence Bagel. Anything avocado is also a great option – whether a standard Avocado Toast (with tomato, arugula, and seedy everything bagel seasoning) or a turkey and bacon sandwich, both served on a base of locally baked South County Bread Co. sourdough. 

On Thursday through Saturday evenings, Audrey’s transforms from a mellow breakfast spot to a bustling cocktail lounge. Haibon’s Friday trivia draws enthusiastic crowds, and Saturday is karaoke night. When The Bachelor is airing, Haibon and Iaconetti keep the coffee house open late Mondays for watch parties. Even if there’s no event the night you visit, it’s worth lingering for the cocktail menu, appropriately dubbed “After the Final Rose.” Fun seasonal offerings have included a Buddy the Elf Eggnog Martini or a Pumpkin Spice White Russian. It’s also no surprise that a coffee joint would serve a fantastic Espresso Martini – the cocktail they’re known for.

Bachelor fan or not, Audrey’s Coffee House & Lounge is an easy destination to crush on. Come for the lure of celebrity, stay for the lattes, cocktails, and cozy vibes.

Audrey’s Coffee House & Lounge  • 60 South County Commons Way, South Kingston  • 661-9787


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