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La Brioche Bakery and Cafe

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Sandwiches
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89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
802.229.0443
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7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hit and Miss

I've eaten at La Brioche many, many times. It's a little like eating at a friend's house, where the food may be good, or it may not be. Students prepare the food and sometimes it seems like

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
Deborah B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I've eaten at La Brioche many, many times. It's a little like eating at a friend's house, where the food may be good, or it may not be. Students prepare the food and sometimes it seems like

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Montpelier, Vermont
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116 reviews 116 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
324 helpful votes 324 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is usually a good spot for simple food offerings and coffee. A bit on the pricy side for what you get, but not outrageously so. The baked goods are excellent. Service can be a bit abrupt and impersonal. Clean, but not upscale. Reliable for simple fare.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The baked items looked good, but my friends and I walked out upon discovering there were no gluten free options for baked goods. In today's world that's archaic as so many people have Celiac.

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York, Maine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We tried the La Brioche Bakery and Cafe after going to have breakfast at the coffee corner across the street. We were pleasantly surprised that they had some good coffee drinks there and could accommodate all annoying requests! Great service and drinks.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Expensive. Sometimes mis-shapen or over cooked, or under cooked, but STILL expensive. Made by NECI students. All you need to know...

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Enjoyed the spinach and feta stuffed croissant and the pumpkin tart. The croissant was the divine and the crust on the tart perfect.

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Seattle
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stopped in for tea, hot chocolate, and pastries one morning and were well-satisfied. It's staffed by students in the New England Culinary Institute. La Brioche is in the center of the town and easy to walk to. Good friendly service.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had a coffee and pastry whilst making a quick visit to the town. The apple galette was one of the best I've ever had! Coffee was so-so but we find very few people in the US can make a decent coffee! Service good and friendly. Worth a visit for the apple galette!

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Birmingham, AL
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stopped here during our visit to this capital city. Had a coffee, cappuccino, chocolate croissant and monkey bread. I'm not a croissant fan, but this chocolate croissant was delicious as were the other items. Nice snack for the afternoon!

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If in Montpelier and hankering for a good cup of coffee and something sweet, do drop by La Brioche, NECI's affiliate where baking students are taught the sweeter side of life. Their lattes and cappucinos are truly flavorful and the pastries are mind-numbingly delicious. Hike an extra half hour and indulge in one of their sweets or take it to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 89 Main Street, Montpelier, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: 802.229.0443

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 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?