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The Works Bakery Cafe

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120 Main St, Keene, NH 03431-3736
+1 603-357-7751
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6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating
Good for: Families with children
Description: The Works to you: humanely-raised, naturally-cured meats and poultry with...
The Works to you: humanely-raised, naturally-cured meats and poultry with no antibiotics or added hormones. Local eggs from cage-free chickens. Hormone- and antibiotic-free milk and cream cheese from Vermont family farms. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches and paninis on artisan bread, wraps or traditional boiled-and-baked bagels made with unbleached, unbromated flour. Fresh salads. Hearty, from scratch soups. Fresh-fruit smoothies. Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee. Thoughtfully sourced, local when possible.
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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast sandwiches and Smoothies

My wife and I come here often for either breakfast sandwiches or for smoothies in the late afternoon. The selection of bagels, bread and types of food available is great, its hard not to find something that you will like no matter what your tastes are. The coffee selection is also very good. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2015
Michael K
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Keene, New Hampshire
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Keene, New Hampshire
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The Works Bakery Cafe (bakery is perhaps stretching it a bit. Think sandwiches and bagels with some croissants and a few other sweet items.) has uninspired sandwiches and salads that are, to their credit consistent. Where the whole thing falls down is with the service and truly weird pricing structure. Firstly the staff is cranky and rude. I know it... More 

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Thank Armstrong M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We were here New Year's Day and there was an line out the door! However it moved quickly and staff was friendly despite the craziness. I had an everything bagel with veggie cream cheese, bacon, and tomato. It was delicious! Boyfriend had a sausage, egg, and cheese on a cheese bagel -- he liked that so much he got BACK... More 

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Thank Brittany A
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Lots of sandwich choices. Good soup. Good place to have breakfast or lunch. Interesting art by local artists.

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Thank Mary A
Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Seems to not be able to maintain consistently good quality. At one time, their bagels were considerably better than what was available elsewhere in the Keene area. Today, that doesn't seem to be the case.

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Keene, New Hampshire
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

they make the best everything bagel I have had anywhere! Egg, provolone, and spinach on a toasted wheat everything is the way to go!

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Thank Stephanie G
Keene, New Hampshire
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I come here often for either breakfast sandwiches or for smoothies in the late afternoon. The selection of bagels, bread and types of food available is great, its hard not to find something that you will like no matter what your tastes are. The coffee selection is also very good. I have a few selections, in the... More 

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Thank Michael K
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We wanted a small cafe for coffee and brunch. The works is it! Friendly and fast service. Order at counter. Food was super fresh and delicious. Coffee is fresh and hot. Large selection from fresh bagels; eggs and artisan sandwiches.

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Thank ProffesionalReviewNJ
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The Works is my favorite breakfast place in Keene. Their bagels are always fresh and their sandwich menu has great choices. The coffee is unusual - not like any other coffee I've had, but very good. They've always got fresh fruit and fresh juice in the ice bin at the register.

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Thank Katherine S
Durham, North Carolina
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344 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stopped here for lunch recently, and was pleasantly surprised. Last time I was in here it was Bagel Works, and I don't recall any of the sandwiches/soups/panini/etc. I was in for a bit of a surprise - staff was friendly and welcoming, and they had a full selection of panini, sandwiches, soups, and more. I tried the turkey guacamole and... More 

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Thank ckassotis
Fort Collins, Colorado
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146 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The works is a decent place, and while I don't consider it a bakery, it is a good counter type sandwich & Bagel shop. Coffee is good, but I wouldn't say it's good for laptop loungers or students studying. I would say I'd go back. This is a place for Mom and the kids, or a Realtor hooking up with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Main St, Keene, NH 03431-3736
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: +1 603-357-7751

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9
  • Cuisine: Soups, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

The Works to you: humanely-raised, naturally-cured meats and poultry with no antibiotics or added hormones. Local eggs from cage-free chickens. Hormone- and antibiotic-free milk and cream cheese from Vermont family farms. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches and paninis on artisan bread, wraps or traditional boiled-and-baked bagels made with unbleached, unbromated flour. Fresh salads. Hearty, from scratch soups. Fresh-fruit smoothies. Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee. Thoughtfully sourced, local when possible.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm

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