by Julia Acquavita ’22
This past week, Providence’s Glow Cafe and Juice Bar been accepting PC Cash as a form of payment. This is good news for Providence College students because now students will have delicious and fresh juices, smoothies, and açai bowls at the tips of their fingers.
What makes this new deal even better is that the cafe is located at 389 Admiral St., which is within walking distance of PC’s campus. This makes it more convenient for students who have some free time between classes and want to refresh themselves with a healthy snack.
The founder of this cafe is Priscilla Edwards, who also happens to be the Associate Head Coach of the Providence College Women’s Basketball Team.
Edwards’ mission is to provide her customers with nutritious drinks and foods so that everyone can appreciate the “power of nutrition.” The extensive menu consists of fresh juices, fruit or protein smoothies, and açai or smoothie bowls, all sold at affordable prices.
According to the Glow website, Edwards started this cafe because she “wanted the Glow to be something healthy and delicious to our neighborhood. Something that would help unify and brighten our community.” Now that Edwards has offered PC Cash as a form of payment, more PC students are encouraged to take part in her mission and engage in the clean eating campaign on which she built her company.
Abbey Lee ’22, who walks to the Glow Cafe almost once a week, is thrilled about this new addition. Lee commented on the convenience of the proximity of the cafe, stating “I love how close it is to campus. My friends and I will just meet up after class on Fridays and walk right over.”
One of the main reasons Lee enjoys going to this cafe is because of the efficient service provided by employees: “The service there is always so great. You are greeted with a smile the second you walk in, and they put their customers first. You place your order, and it’s ready in a matter of minutes.”
Lee’s favorite menu item at the Glow Cafe is the “Friar Pride Bowl,” consisting of a charcoal and fruit blend, topped with oreos, almonds, hemp seeds, and blueberries. “I love how the fresh fruits are mixed with the almonds. They blend it all together so nicely so it tastes so delicious,” says Lee.
However, the Friar Pride Bowl is not the only smoothie bowl on the menu. There are other bowls such as the Classic Acai Bowl, the Coco Bowl, and the Greenie Bowl, each containing unique ingredients.
The Glow Cafe is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Sunday. Head on over to Admiral St. and take advantage of this new opportunity to use your PC Cash and buy yourself a refreshing drink!
For more information, visit the Glow Cafe’s website, eatdrinkglow.com.