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149 South Champlain St., Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 540-0060
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Today
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The kind of restaurant you might dream of if you are a weary traveler or a local resident looking for a great lunch.

August First Bakery and Cafe is the kind of restaurant you might dream of if you are a weary traveler looking for a great lunch or if you are a resident of Burlington out for a wonderful afternoon meal. My wife and I were traveling from the Boston area to Ottawa on February 12. I combed the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Jdean5
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

August First Bakery and Cafe is the kind of restaurant you might dream of if you are a weary traveler looking for a great lunch or if you are a resident of Burlington out for a wonderful afternoon meal. My wife and I were traveling from the Boston area to Ottawa on February 12. I combed the reviews of restaurants... More 

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Tampa, FL
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Visited August 1st with my family of 5 after Winterfest in Burlington. Great place to go to get warmed up after being out in the snow. The bread and desserts are delicious. We also had soup. Chick pea was a little watery but potato soup was nice. Nice selection of hot drinks as well.

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Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We love the delicious food and exciting vibe at August First. Order and pick up at the counter. Bus your own table. Electronics are no longer welcome. A lot gets accomplished over lunches here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Walked there during a small winter storm and was warmed by the soup. Try the Vermonter. It was a casual business lunch which I think is pretty typical for Vermont :)

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Barre, Vermont
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84 reviews 84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

It is a real serious bakery with equipment and tools visible behind the counter. Atmosphere is rough and rustic with brick walls, cement floor, high ceiling, and feels like a work place or a factory. Tables are placed around the walls and windows, and in between in the center. Those by the windows near the counter might be ok, but... More 

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Harvard, MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you like breads, this very warm and cozy joint is for you. They have other offerings if you are the other companion who does not eat bread, but this is strictly a bread specialty.

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I love their soups, breads, granola and home made desserts! The crew is always so courteous and cheerful! Sandwiches and salads are great too and the bread is the best!!! I guess you could say I love all the food there!!!

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Greensboro, NC
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Got pastries and granola, it was ok, very dry, nothing special. Wanted to get breakfast but we were 3 minutes late due to rain and not being able to find a parking spot and was told no. Wished we would have gone back to skinny pancake.

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Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Friendly welcoming cafe. They bake on the premises at the back of the store. I love their cappuccino. The breads are awesome. Baguettes better than I foound in Paris. The scones are delicious as well as the Hungarian rolls. Sandwiches are made from just baked fresh bread. BLT with crispy thick bacon in a crusty baguette, yum yum. As you... More 

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Quite a quaint and unusual eatery with the best homemade pizza I have ever encountered. I didn't have opportunity to try anything else but I think this is a great place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 149 South Champlain St., Burlington, VT 05401
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: (802) 540-0060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Bakery, Pizza
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?