My co-teacher had raved about the food there on more than one occasion.
She spent some time there in October, I think, and floated the idea that she'd bring me back one of their big cookies.
I was kind of bummed because it was at a time I was kind of desperate for New Things.
She promised to get me something the next time she went…and that next time came over Thanksgiving weekend.
That picture above doesn't do the cookie very much justice.
First of all, it doesn't show how big the cookie actually is. And secondly, it doesn't look too delicious in that picture. Trust me when I tell you that it's a very big cookie and it's quite tasty. (Though I am sure it's entirely unhealthy. It left a gigantic grease stain on the bag.)
Meeting Street Cafe is off of Thayer Street in Providence - right on the Brown campus.
What I'd like to look into someday is their sandwiches, because I'm told that like the cookies, the sandwiches are also huge. You can order a half sandwich and it's still very big.
Two notes about the cafe from my co-teacher: she says they have the best Reuben around (not sure if that's just Providence or anywhere, but still, that's high praise for a Reuben), and they serve breakfast all day.
I've been in Providence about three times in my life - all to visit my cousin who went to Providence College.
I'm thinking that at some point I'll have to go back and visit the other college campus so I can try out these sandwiches. That might have to be a New Thing in 2014.