Events

Live Music: Allysen Callery

Saturday June 22nd

Step into a night of enchanting music with Allysen Callery, a self-taught singer/songwriter from Bristol, Rhode Island. Her lilting voice and heartfelt lyrics evoke the timeless beauty of classic British folk artists like Sandy Denny and Nick Drake. Allysen’s delicate, mesmerizing sound creates a rich musical tapestry that resonates deeply with every note. Enjoy an evening where her captivating performance provides the perfect backdrop for both music aficionados and casual listeners. Complement your experience with our in-house specialties, including rich specialty coffees, inventive craft cocktails, and a selection of small bites and snacks—perfect for turning into a meal—as well as delightful desserts, all crafted right here in our cafe.

No Cover Charge

500 Wood Street, Unit 113, Bristol, RI

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Midsommar Mingle: An Evening of Craft Cocktails & Plated Desserts

Thursday June 27th

Join us for Midsommar Mingle on Thursday, June 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., where craft cocktails and exquisite desserts come together to celebrate the vibrant flavors of summer. Inspired by the Scandinavian festival of Midsommar, which honors the longest days of sunshine and the abundance of the season, mixologist Willa Van Nostrand of Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails and pastry chef Courtney Staiano of Clover Desserts have curated this event to embrace the spirit of the summer.

Get ready to explore a variety of perfectly matched cocktails and desserts in three courses. Each course will showcase the freshest seasonal flowers, fruits, and herbs, many of which are sourced from local farms. You’ll begin with zesty, tart, and fruity flavors, which will invigorate your palate. Then, you’ll move on to ethereal floral and botanical notes that offer a delicate, aromatic experience. You’ll end with rich, velvety flavors and textures that provide a satisfying, indulgent finale.

Every dessert course will include dairy, but we are happy to accommodate gluten allergies upon request. Message us through Eventbrite, and we’ll do our best to meet your needs (Please note, allow a minimum of 5 days advanced notice for gluten-free options).

Choose from two ticket options: $75 for three cocktails and three plated desserts or $65 for three mocktails and three plated desserts.

Featured Mixologist: Willa Van Nostrand

Willa Van Nostrand leads Little Bitte, a woman-owned craft cocktail company known for its award-winning garden-to-glass creations. As an accomplished mixologist, artist, and food writer, Willa specializes in pairing small-batch spirits, cordials, bitters, fresh-pressed juices, and edible blossoms. Collaborating with local farmers, Little Bitte ensures the freshest ingredients for the most delicious and visually stunning cocktails. Each bar is adorned with edible blossom bouquets, fresh citrus, and seasonal specialties. Willa is a guest professor at Johnson & Wales University and ALMA Scuola in Parma, Italy, the world’s leading culinary school in Italian cuisine. She works between her studios in Providence and Sicily. 

Featured Pastry Chef: Courtney Staiano

Chef Courtney Staiano attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence and received her bachelor’s in Baking & Pastry. She fulfilled her dream by also studying at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie in the south of France. After studying, she began her baking and pastry career at fine-dining restaurants and hotels in and around Boston. In 2018, she started Clover Desserts to bring a more elevated European-style dessert experience to Rhode Islanders. She is deeply in love with food and enjoys creating unique and memorable desserts for others to enjoy.

Embrace the magic of Midsommar with us, and let the flavors of summer enchant your senses. Tickets are limited, so don’t wait to secure your spot.

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500 Wood Street, Unit 113, Bristol, RI

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Live Music: Nick Sanfillippo

Friday June 28th

Spend an evening with Nick Sanfilippo, whose fingers dance across the keys of his bright red keyboard, bringing to life a soulful mix of groove and jazz. Whether you’re a jazz fan or love to feel the music, you’ll be captivated by the passion and energy he pours into every performance. And while you’re soaking in the vibes, treat yourself to our cafe’s specialty coffee, crafted cocktails, and homemade desserts, or mix and match our small bites into a perfect meal.

No Cover Charge

500 Wood Street, Unit 113, Bristol, RI

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Live Music: Matthew Kowalski & Contrafact

Saturday June 29th

Join us for an immersive evening with Matthew Kowalski and Contrafact, a Providence-based band that explores the intricate dynamics of human interactions through compelling music. Led by composer Matthew Kowalski, their performances delve into the essence of relationships among artists and the interplay between technology and artistic collaboration. Attendees will experience a profound connection to the music, gaining insights into the complexities of modern artistic expression and the communal bonds it can strengthen. Enhance your experience at our cafe, where we offer specialty coffee, craft cocktails, and an array of small bites and snacks that can be enjoyed as a full meal, along with freshly made desserts, all in a setting that complements the thought-provoking ambiance of the evening.

No Cover Charge

500 Wood Street, Unit 113, Bristol, RI

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Live Music: Blue Dream

Friday July 5th

Get ready for an electrifying evening with Rhode Island rockers Blue Dream. This dynamic band blends reggae and blues, creating a unique sound full of cool dynamics and positive vibes. Featuring bassist Matthew Griffin from Barrington, drummer Joe Krapf from Bristol, and brothers Stephen and TC Demers from Little Compton, Blue Dream captures rhythm and rides a groove that will keep you hooked. Join us for this unforgettable performance and enjoy our in-house specialties, including rich specialty coffees, inventive craft cocktails, and a selection of small bites, snacks, and delightful desserts, all crafted right here in our cafe.

No Cover Charge

500 Wood Street, Unit 113, Bristol, RI

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Improv Jones

Saturday July 6th

Join us for a night of laughter and fun with New England’s longest-running improv act, Improv Jones! Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 6, 2024, at 7:30 PM at Borealis Coffee Company. Improv Jones will perform one of the hilarious improvised formats that earned them “Best Improv Comedy” at the 2024 Motif Spoken Word Awards.

This month’s special guest is the talented stand-up comedian Alex Mann! Alex is a Boston-based comic with eight years of experience in improv and stand-up comedy. He’s worked on several films and TV shows shot in New England. As a comedian, Alex has performed all over New England (except Vermont—damn them!), Omaha, Nebraska, and San Francisco, California.

Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind event that is sure to have you in stitches. It’s the weekend after the Fourth of July, and we know you’re busy, but this is the perfect opportunity to unwind and keep the festivities going. Gather your friends and come enjoy an evening of laughs, drinks, and snacks!

Doors open at 6:30 PM, and the show starts at 7:30 PM. Use code SUMMA15 for 15% off tickets.

Why not make it a full evening? Borealis Coffee Company serves specialty coffee, craft cocktails, made-to-order small bites that can be paired with a meal, and delectable pastries and desserts—all made in-house. So, come early, stay late, and treat yourself to a memorable night.

Make sure to include Improv Jones & Friends in your weekend plans—because who couldn’t use a good laugh?

Click here for tickets.

500 Wood Street, Unit 113, Bristol RI

07:30 PM – 09:00 PM

Live Music: Casey Ruth Little

Friday July 12th

Meet Casey Ruth Little, a singer-songwriter from Bristol, Rhode Island, who captivates the local music scene with her enchanting voice, heartfelt lyrics, and mesmerizing stage presence. Influenced by artists like Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, and Phoebe Bridgers, Casey blends jazz, pop, folk, and rock into a unique sound that resonates with all ages. Catch Casey Ruth Little live and enjoy our in-house specialties, including rich specialty coffees, inventive craft cocktails, and a selection of small bites and delightful desserts, all crafted right here in our cafe.

No Cover Charge

500 Wood Street, Unit 113, Bristol, RI

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Live Music: Wood Street Band

Friday July 19th

Come hang out with us for a night filled with the smooth and soulful sounds of the Wood Street Jazz Band right here in the heart of Bristol. Masters of blending blues, jazz, and funk into performances that captivate and groove, it’s more than just a live show — it’s a chance to connect with music and friends in our cozy cafe. While you’re here, treat yourself to our specialty coffee, craft cocktails, and homemade desserts, or grab some small bites that are perfect for sharing. Don’t miss out!

No Cover Charge

500 Wood Street, Unit 113, Bristol, RI

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Live Music: Tom Casale & Friends

Saturday July 20th

Step into a night of enchanting jazz with our standout trio, where the upright bass leads a captivating dance of melody and rhythm. This group skillfully blends classic and contemporary jazz, creating a rich musical tapestry that resonates with every note. Enjoy an evening where great music meets great company, providing an ideal backdrop for both jazz aficionados and newcomers alike. Complement your experience with our in-house specialties, including rich specialty coffees, inventive craft cocktails, and a selection of small bites and snacks—perfect for turning into a meal—as well as delightful desserts, all crafted right here in our cafe.

No Cover Charge

500 Wood Street, Unit 113, Bristol, RI

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Live Music: Vudu Sister

Friday July 26th

Join us for an electrifying evening with Vudu Sister, the Providence-based band known for their unique blend of gothic folk and grunge influences. Their dark, poetic music and compelling stage presence deliver an intense listening experience that captivates fans of both genres. Dive into a night where deep, emotional lyrics meet raw, powerful melodies, creating a perfect escape for those seeking a musical journey unlike any other. While you’re with us, enjoy our cafe’s selection of specialty coffee, craft cocktails, and homemade desserts, plus an array of small bites and snacks that are sure to elevate your night to a full sensory experience.

No Cover Charge

500 Wood Street, Unit 113, Bristol, RI

06:30 PM – 08:30 PM

Live Music: Matthew Kowalski & Contrafact

Saturday July 27th

Join us for an immersive evening with Matthew Kowalski and Contrafact, a Providence-based band that explores the intricate dynamics of human interactions through compelling music. Led by composer Matthew Kowalski, their performances delve into the essence of relationships among artists and the interplay between technology and artistic collaboration. Attendees will experience a profound connection to the music, gaining insights into the complexities of modern artistic expression and the communal bonds it can strengthen. Enhance your experience at our cafe, where we offer specialty coffee, craft cocktails, and an array of small bites and snacks that can be enjoyed as a full meal, along with freshly made desserts, all in a setting that complements the thought-provoking ambiance of the evening.

No Cover Charge

500 Wood Street, Unit 113, Bristol, RI

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM