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Spiral Press Cafe

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15 Bonnet St, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
802-362-9944
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7:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Wed 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 49
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    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bookstore cafe is a must!

You can't go to Manchester without visiting the Northshire Bookstore, and the Spiral Press Cafe serves GREAT lunch food. Browse, buy, eat, read, relax. Yay.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Amy B
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't go to Manchester without visiting the Northshire Bookstore, and the Spiral Press Cafe serves GREAT lunch food. Browse, buy, eat, read, relax. Yay.

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Thank Amy B
Jericho, Vt
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162 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is attached to the North Shire bookstore, a wonderful bookstore to visit and browse. Great sandwiches and baked goods.

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Thank DutchOmi
Stamford, CT
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great spot for lunch of a snack. They have a limited menu and ordering can be somewhat chaotic as you order and then sit at a table. There are 2 entrances so there always seems to be more than one line. It's confusing but the food selections are great! And the bookstore is the best!

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Thank skifast06
East Granby, Connecticut
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every time we visit Manchester, we visit the Spiral Press Cafe in the Northshire Bookstore, usually every day of our visit. Excellent cookies and pastries, great coffee selections, fabulous sandwiches and soups.

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Thank Carol L
Mt. Tabor, VT
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Great selection of coffees and teas. Plenty of baked goods and lunch items. Try their chocolate chip shortbread!

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Thank 1Tricia
Manchester, Vermont
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The employees here are always rude and seem very inconvenienced that they have to wait on customers. Love the bookstore but avoid the cafe because of the terrible treatment of customers and expensive food is mediocre at best.

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Thank ValC802
Kenmore, Washington
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in for coffee and a treat. Two employees behind the counter did not even bother to acknowledge us or attempt to smile. Both were involved in what sounded like a personal conversation. Did not make a good initial impression. Even after taking my order they did not look up or say anything to me. One person was (... More 

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Thank DeenaD8
Burlington, Vermont
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I was a guest for lunch and we walked into what I could only assume was a coffee shop. Oh well, we'll dine on sweets in the sunshine on a bench. WRONG!!! Was I wrong. This small unassuming café is backed by a great eating area and connected to the Northshire bookstore. I had a turkey BLK on sourdough with... More 

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Thank Rick L
Indialantic, Florida
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212 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch after touring Hildene. There was a long line when we arrived and when we left, but it moved quickly! And they bring it to you if eating in their dining area. We got the tuna and the quiche. Both good! After lunch we walked around the book store and gift shop!

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Thank RBD930
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Had lunch here while visiting Manchester. Nice selection of fillings and breads. Hot apple cider was delicious. Popular with locals and tourists alike and backs into a library, which was quite quaint. Good value too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Bonnet St, Manchester, VT 05255-8919
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 802-362-9944

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?