Update 5/15/20 

Starting on Tuesday 5/19, we will begin offering drinks again!

You can order all your favorites, including a couple new specials, but we are limiting the number of guests inside at one time and want our customers to know that we are TAKE OUT only and the patio will remained closed for the time being. If you're traveling as a family or couple, please only send one person in to order for your party.  

We will be opening up the bike path door for Walk-up ordering, too! You will literally be able to order your drink without getting off your bike. 

We will be following strict standards to maintain a safe environment meeting or exceeding the requirements set by the RI Department of Health and CDC.  Our online ordering platorm through square will allow for preordering or immediate pick up and we are encouraging everyone to use that form of contactless payment. 

We can't wait to see your masked faces soon and look forward to serving you from the cafe once again!

Update 4/25/20

We have just added some local pick up options! We have to relink you to an outside ordering portal, but you can now pick up your order locally on Tuesday or Thursdays between 9 and 3. Click here to be taken there!

Update 3/24/20

To our valued customers and members of our community,

I hope this message finds you safe and well. As always, the safety of our staff and customers is my highest priority, which is why I decided to close the cafe for the time being. 

Our Cafe and Roastery in Riverside is the heartbeat of Borealis, so it was a difficult decision to make. Slowing the spread of COVID-19 is a responsibility we all share, so I felt it necessary to ensure the health and well-being of our community as a whole. 

Although the cafe is closed until further notice, WE ARE STILL ROASTING! Our new roastery in Pawtucket is serving as the command center for all our roasting needs. We are cranking out wholesale and online orders and shipping them as soon as we roast them. The roastery is closed to public, so rest assured that outside exposure is limited and David and I are maintaining strict sanitation standards throughout the roasting and production process.

You can order beans and Borealis merch as well as buy e-gift cards for use at the cafe once we reopen. 20% of ALL online sales will be donated to the staff as long as the cafe stays closed. 

At this time, we are NOT offering curb side pick up or roastery pick up options in order to keep the roastery free from outside exposure.   

Thank you for the continued support.

Stay safe, 



We are located at 250 Bullocks Point Ave, RIverside RI 02915

We roast, bag, ship, and serve our coffee all from the small footprint of the old Riverside train depot. While coffee is our primary focus, we also offer a small selection of baked goods from local vendors, available while they last.  

Looking to buy a gift card?  Plastic gift cards are available in store, or buy an e-giftcard!

To eat

The Illuminated Oven (East Providence): blueberry muffins, carrot cake muffins, spinach & feta hand pies, tahini brownies, cookies.

Rebelle Bagels (PVD): available Sundays only with a selection of simple spreads.

Pain D'Avignon: assorted croissants and scones, delivered fresh Monday-Saturday.

We have limited gluten free and vegan options, although we are always trying to add more options as is feasible. 


To Drink

MEM Tea (Watertown, MA): Rotating selection of iced and hot teas. 

Leafy Green Tea (PVD): Nitro Matcha (iced only)

Assorted bottled drinks