Sarah King of Cumberland shares three small businesses from her beloved Cumberland:
- Apothica Cafe, 3 Dexter Street, Cumberland
Apothica Cafe is LGBTQIA+ owned by Eddy Sandoval and Christian Torres, who also live in town. They are an apothecary-inspired cafe serving locally roasted espresso (from New Harvest Coffee Roasters of Providence) and crafting delicious vegan food options by partnering with local bakers like A&J Bakery, the Donut Shack, and Creature of the Veggie Patch. Oh, my!
- You.StudioSpa, 9 Whipple Street, Cumberland
Owned by Lizzy Choquette, You.StudioSpa prioritizes accessible massage and self care. Lizzy offers a variety of services including therapeutic massage, facials, body scrubs and treatments, and waxing. Says Sarah, simply, “She’s amazing!”
- Colonial Bakery, 185 Broad Street, Cumberland
Colonial Bakery has been in Cumberland for nearly 110 years serving delicious Portuguese pastries and breads. Yes, that’s right: 110 years. The bakery was opened by the Gonsalves family in 1914, and they spent 80 years making family recipes until the family sold the business to the Mello family. “With the help of long-time employee Albertino Duarte,” Sarah noted, “the Mellos fell in love with recipes, baking, and the business. They’re keeping it alive for a new generation.” Lucky us.
Thank you, Sarah, for being a Neighborhood Champion! Rhode Island, get out there and explore Cumberland.