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La Brioche Bakery and Cafe

89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
802.229.0443
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Ranked #9 of 46 Restaurants in Montpelier
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- Sep 2, 2014
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Mass
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great little café run by the New England Culinary Institute. Everything made on the premises with even a viewing window to watch the pastry chefs at work

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Montpelier, Vermont
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you eat sugar and grains, this is an awesome place! If you don't, don't bother - no other options. But it is a bakery after all - and the NECI students are trained well. Occassionally you'll come across a cashier trainee who's not quite there - but basically - the food is wonderful, prices right, and there's good coffee.

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Piermont, New Hampshire
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Pastries and bread is great at the Brioche but, once more, we were greatly disappointed with our lunch. Hence this review. The sandwiches are made well ahead of time, wrapped in plastic, and kept in refrigerators to fill orders later in the day. This practice, sad for such an institution, makes for soggy and cold bread robbed of the wonderful... More

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Ludlow, Vermont
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

If you're in the mood for coffee and danish, thois is the place to go. Operated by the New England Culinary Institute, it features all sorts of pastries, excellent coffees, and the like. If you're interested in bacon and eggs, this is not the place to go; but, if you want that little snack, or tasty pastry, definitely give it... More

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Tottori, Japan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Sure you can purchase and eat other deliciousness at La Brioche Bakery and Cafe but why would you. They make some of the best chocolate chip cookies around. I go about twice a week. On a bad week, I am there 3-4 times a week just for the cookies. Be warned the chocolate chip cookies usually sell out earlier in... More

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Redding, Connecticut
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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Tried several items. A sampling of sweets and some bread. Everything was so fresh. You can see the NECI students making everything through the kitchen window. Highly recommend.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The morning bun I had here was one of the best pastry I have ever had. Good coffee to go with it too (they have mild, medium and bold). Outstanding.

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New England
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78 reviews 78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Specialty coffees you speechless and chocolate croissant fresh daily, our hands down the best chocolate some. I called ahead one day to place my order, when I came in the croissants boxed and ready to be paid for. It was absolutely wonderful service, not to mention that when I ordered, I was informed that it was buy one get one... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My husband and I took a day trip out to Vermont during a trip to Maine. We decided to stop off in Montpelier for a quick visit and bite to eat. After having some lunch, I wanted to satisfy my sweet tooth so we stopped by La Brioche. We got a latte and cappuccino and I tried some of the... More

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Waitsfield Vermont
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Remember it is a training unit for New England Culinary Institute, sometimes service is wonderful at the counter and sometimes you get the feeling that the counter staff wish they were somewhere else! That said sandwiches, pastries and soups are always delcious and good choice of cookies and coffee too. Nice outdoor seating in summer for watching the world of... More

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