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Muddy Waters

184 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401-8311
802-658-0466
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Ranked #49 of 199 restaurants in Burlington
Most recent review
- Mar 10, 2014
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English first
North Hampton, New Hampshire
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Came in with a friend expecting a laid back coffee shop where I could do some work. Was ignored at the counter for several minutes before being nonchalantly greeted. I ordered juice and zucchini bread and planned to get coffee once I settled into work. My juice came out in a spotty glass at room temp, not too appetizing. It... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Definitely a great place to get together with friends for a cup of coffee. There is a fair amount of seating, but it tends to get crowded, especially on weekends. They have a variety of pastries and bagels that are also available. Their coffee selection is fairly standard, but definitely flavorful.

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Montrea, Quebec
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

If you like independent coffee shops, then you will adore this one. Its decorated artistically and its fun! You can sip a coffee by yourself or have a group of people. I have tried their coffee, smoothies and teas - and everything is amazing. I love to bring a book in here and just sit, sip and people watch. My... More

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Torbay
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Great coffee! Tried a blueberry scone which was also very good. The cafe has a nice, rustic interior too. We only had takeout.

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Burlington, Vermont
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

As local cafes go, Muddy Waters is the best. There is a huge back room where I think most people at the tables are meeting over coffee discussing work and college papers aided by the open internet. The coffee and food are both excellent and reasonably priced. A local favorite.

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South Portland ME
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

I stumbled across this coffee shop last weekend while visiting Burlington. I immediately fell in love with it. The atmosphere is inviting and warm. The food was impressive as well. I ordered coffee, fresh organic juice, and a bagel. I would recommend this place for anyone visiting Burlington.

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Burlington, Vermont
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The coffee and pastries here are pretty good. I like the laid-back atmosphere. And naturally, they tend to place awesome music (with a name like Muddy Waters, it would be a travesty if they didn't).

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Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The coffee is great, but you can get pretty decent coffee a bunch of places, what sets Muddy Waters apart is the atmosphere and the other drinks. In the summer their milkshakes are incredible, in the winter there's nothing better than their hot alcoholic beverages. Muddy Waters has the best atmosphere of any coffee shop I've been to in Vermont,... More

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Newtown, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

We love the smoothies and the food at Muddy Waters (although there is not much for people with food allergies). It's a comfortable environment and people like to sit there with friends and/or work. The one problem I have is that because people stay there for so long it is not always easy to find a place to sit. And,... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

this no frills coffee house is a local favorite. they offer great coffees, teas, flavored soda, hot chocolates, soups, hummus and other healthy munchies. need some down time to yourself or a place to sit for a quiet chat with a friend? consider Muddy's. service is offered with a warm smile and welcome. plenty of books, new papers, and games... More

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