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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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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Surprisingly good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
ckassotis
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Columbia, Missouri
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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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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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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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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Worcester, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

The regulars probably like this place, although it would drain your wallet if you came often. For visitors like us, the layout is confusing, and it doesn't seem to occur to them to explain things. Like getting your own coffee, or finding the plastic forks. And they seemed impatient when we wanted to know what kind of hot teas they... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a great place for a quick bite when you've got kids. The bagels and spreads were tasty and fresh, the coffee was good, and their brownies are delicious. Plus they use locally-sourced ingredients and they compost and recycle. What makes this place really great is their kids' seating area which has a family-style kids table, chalkboard, puzzles, and... More 

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Keene, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The music is to loud but food is good. the music should be in the back ground so you can speak to your friend

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Jeff P, Guest Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

So true, we will get on it right away More 

Lake Village, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

My husband and I travel to the Keene area once or twice each year. We eaten at the Works a few times. It's a great place to have a semi-quick breakfast or lunch. With a casual atmosphere, including indoor and outdoor seating, and wifi connection, the Works advertises their organic ingredients. My husband and I each had breakfast sandwiches; mine... More 

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Jeff P, Guest Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in, Nothing like a warm fall day and one of the last patio breakfasts until spring More 

Laguna Niguel, California, United States
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Heathy food, cute atmosphere, wifi and delicious food. What more do you want?! Bagel spinach sandwich great! We will try to get back for lunch.

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Jeff P, Guest Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Cathy, thanks for stopping in for breakfast, hope you can make it for lunch soon! More 

Auburn, Washington
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84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Had the clam chowder and it was amazing. They are a basic cafe. They have bagels, sandwiches, soups and more. They had good service. The prices were a little higher that expected, but still worth it. Good place to go if in Keene, NH.

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Jeff P, Guest Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Hey 12Thumper34, we are so glad you enjoyed your chowder! More 

New York
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We always stop here while in Keene, the sandwiches and wraps are delicious and I looooove their coffee!!

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Much appreciated! More 

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Additional Information about The Works Bakery Cafe

Address: 120 Main St, Keene, NH 03431-3736
Phone Number: +1 603-357-7751
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
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
Average Prices: USD $9
Cuisine: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Bagels

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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: Cafe, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Bagels

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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