I kept hearing about the Duck & Bunny from friends…and seeing Facebook posts of delectable treats…and a pretty little garden to relax and unwind in. Curious, I looked up their website: It’s a “snuggery,” it said – a real word meaning a “cosy and comfortable place”. Well, who wouldn’t want to spend time at a snuggery?
Occupying a sugar pink historic house on Wickenden Street in Providence, The Duck & Bunny oozes quirky charm. Equal parts bar, bistro and cafe, the space is divided into 3 distinct dining areas plus garden patio seating. I have had the good fortune to dine in each of them over the last year: crepes and lattes in the dining room, brunch in the garden, tea in the rear sitting room and, today, cocktails in the cafe/cupcake bar.
Settling into the elegant yet cosy tufted banquette seating that lines the walls, we perused the menu. Marble tables, cafe chairs, and crystal chandeliers give this room a fanciful feel, reminding me of some of the beautiful old world cafe’s you find in Europe. There are an abundance of coffee, tea and cupcake options featured on a chalkboard over the counter, but today we are here for the drinks!
The Duck & Bunny has a creative cocktail menu and offers a variety of beer and wine choices (the menu features drink recommendations for each meal). After deliberating over the tempting selection of appetizers and cocktails, we decided on a sweet and salty combination: Tori ordered the Chamisa (Muddled basil and pear with Prosecco) and I went for the Rose Sangria (Sofia Rose with peaches, strawberries, raspberries and Peche Lambic) adding to these a savory plate of the bacon wrapped dates which were absolutely delicious. The perfect happy hour bites! Click here to peruse the full menu.
Seating here is at a premium and fills up quickly at peak hours, so expect that you might wait a bit for a table on weekend mornings, especially when the pretty garden is open for seating.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday: 10am – 11pm,
Thursday: 10am – 12am,
Friday – Saturday: 10am – 1am,
THE DUCK & BUNNY: $ – $$
Key $: $14 and under $$: $15 to $30 $$$: $31 to $50 $$$$ More than $50
312 Wickenden Street
Providence, RI 02903-4469
Parking can be found on Wickenden and the surrounding side streets. There is also a parking lot at the bottom of Wickenden behind the Coffee Exchange – off Brook and Traverse Street
Take in all the charm of a snuggery for yourself with this virtual tour!