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The Works Bakery Cafe

118 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3032
+1 802-579-1851
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Ranked #31 of 94 Restaurants in Brattleboro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $9
Hours:
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
Wells, Maine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We travel back to Brattleboro twice a month and we make it to the Works every time. The food is great the location is prime and the atmosphere is so relaxed that it makes it hard to leave! We will be back!!!

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Friendliness and service is where the Works succeeds. The coffee is great, the food is adequate and very quickly prepared. The owner and staff are community minded and very accommodating ... they even stay open an hour or so extra for my organization's monthly or bi-monthly meeting, without charging extra! They have one of the best store fronts along Main... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

My wife and I have been to The Works lots of times, and love the place. It has a great atmosphere, great coffee and a good menu. It also offers free WiFi. My only gripe with The Works us - I would like to see their menu vary periodically. I have been a regular customer for the past 2 years... More 

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Dalkeith
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love The Works. Staff are pleasant and helpful. Food quality is superb and always freshly made. Prices are reasonable. Free Wifi is also available and is a good place if you want a coffee while working online. My only wish is that they would change their menu. I frequent The Works regularly and I tend to eat the same... More 

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Brattleboro, Vermont
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131 reviews 131 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I brought some out of town relatives here for lunch and it was very tasty. The place seems constantly busy. The food is very fresh with delicious breads and other ingredients. You stand in line to place your order and then go through the line to pay. There is plenty of staff to handle the crowds and lots of tables... More 

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

Hey 2CAtravelers, thanks for coming in and hope you come back soon! More 

Havertown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stayed at the Latchis Hotel, and rather than have their continental breakfast, we decided to go to The Works Bakery Cafe, especially since they open early (6AM) and it looked very cute inside. My husband and i both got egg sandwiches- advertised as scrambled eggs. I got mine with cheddar. Being in Vermont, i was hoping for a very... More 

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

Hi Cin4513, I am sorry we were out of Hot Apple Cider on a cool Fall morning. I will speak with the staff and try to make sure this does not happen again. More 

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
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

camper46
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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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Additional Information about The Works Bakery Cafe

Address: 118 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3032
Phone Number: +1 802-579-1851
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
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 1 - 9
Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bagels, Café, Sandwiches

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