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All 94 Brattleboro Restaurants

The Works Bakery Cafe

118 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3032
+1 802-579-1851
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Ranked #28 of 94 Restaurants in Brattleboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $9
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Bagels, Café, Sandwiches
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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.
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English first
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My family and I were looking forward to having lunch here but menu was limited and my kids only wanted a brownie which was just ok. My ham and cheddar had way too much honey mustard and my sweet potato chipotle soup was flavorless. Service was not good and staff seemed confused.

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

Hi Michelle, Thanks for your input. We are currently working on a kids menu to help focus options for our young friends. More

Brattleboro, Vermont
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a great spot to get a sandwich and meet friends or business associates. Good wifi, lots of windows for watching people go by, lots of comfortable seating and well organized so even if the staff is a little flakey, you can still get your food and a good, clean seat in a short amount of time.

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

Thanks Ian, hope you visit again soon. More

19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I think you’ll find this place Slightly better than big fast food. The food was stock restaurant fair with this place being in Vermont I was very disappointed. Vermont has some of the best food and it would go a long way to help the local farmer. Also the people that work there not that friendly. With a bit of... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Awful experience! We stopped here for lunch yesterday. First, they got our order wrong. Next, we went to get our coffee and they were cold! When I spoke with the cashier, she said, "We stop brewing at 2pm." Then why are you charging full price at 3:30??? The bathroom was out of paper towels, mostly because there were piles of... More

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Windsor, CT
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

You'll want to just hang out here for a while. It's worth a little extra driving to stop here on the way through on I-91.

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Central NH
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I think that this is a wonderful company. They are small so are not all "corporatized" (at least not yet). They locally source food but have consistent menu items from store to store. They recently donated sweet goodies for my nonprofit group and did so with a smile. The artichoke and farmer's sandwiches are very good as is the lovely... More

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Windsor, Connecticut
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Driving north on Route 91... got off for lunch... Main Street in Brattleboro,,, chose the Works Café. Big mistake, Half a dozen kids behind the counter and no adult supervision. Use your imagination. Had the Hefty Hummus wrap. Not hefty at all. The kid thought hummus was a spread. No matter how much I asked for more. A sprinkle of... More

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South Pomfret, VT
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I work in Brattleboro and eat here about once a week. As a vegetarian, sandwich options are often pretty boring. My favorites here are the fresh mozzerella on ciabatta and the roasted artichoke panini. They also have good brownies, etc. and I often buy day-old bagels to eat at the office. One negative is that their hummus is pretty bland.... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had a quick lunch here on Sunday afternoon with noisy children. No one minds the kids or the noise. It is kind of an upscale Panera. Plenty of gluten free bread and other gluten free options. Friendly quick service. Great coffee and soft drinks.

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

A nice casual atmosphere, okay if you are alone, or for a whole family. There is seating by the windows overlooking the street. A good spot for breakfast, or lunch, or just coffee in Brattleboro. There are sandwiches, salads, soups, smoothies, at moderate prices. 'Humane' meat and vegetarian options. Breakfast choices are offered all day.

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