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Birchgrove Baking

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279 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2210
802-223-0200
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue - Thu 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Takeout
Good for: Local cuisine
Description: Birchgrove Baking is a cozy bakery located in Montpelier, Vermont. We offer...
Birchgrove Baking is a cozy bakery located in Montpelier, Vermont. We offer an assortment of baked goods, including breakfast pastries, cookies, cakes, tarts, and sandwiches as well as coffee and espresso drinks. Of course, we also offer wedding and birthday cakes and would be happy to work with you to plan the perfect cake for your event.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
great Chocolate Croissant

I went here today to try it out. I picked up a Chocolate Croissant and a chocolate chip cookie. Both was very good. The lady at the counter was very friendly. The prices seem like it should be for a bakery around $6 for both of them. I will go here again. The cookie was a bit hard then the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
JBonn659
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went here today to try it out. I picked up a Chocolate Croissant and a chocolate chip cookie. Both was very good. The lady at the counter was very friendly. The prices seem like it should be for a bakery around $6 for both of them. I will go here again. The cookie was a bit hard then the... More 

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Thank JBonn659
Montpelier, Vermont
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89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Breakfast treats galore....fantastic croissant as if you were in Paris. Other sweet offering range from cakes to pastries, really amazing palmiers, scones, turnovers and pie! Coffee is excellent. Need something for breakfast treat? Yum. Need more for a party? Birchgrove would be a great source! They also have good teas!

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Thank StephenMcArthur
Stowe, Vermont, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I go for their scones. each morning they have two or three varieties of the delicious morning snacks. they change each day too! Ham and cheese croissant is also excellant. one thing to know. no public restrooms. in the summer they also sell iced coffee and some pretty good cookies on state street.

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Thank StoweLocal84
BirchgroveBakers, Owner at Birchgrove Baking, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and help other travelers! It's great to know you know about our little downtown summertime cookie outpost. And if the cookie cart is ever not at its location, you can always pick up an iced coffee at our shop, all year round! Sorry about the lack of public restrooms --... More 

Ubud
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Birchgrove is a great stop of a latte and a treat. Fresh made everyday. Homemade pastries and desserts. The espresso drinks are very good. Baristas are super nice. Worth the extra block to walk.

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Thank Erin R
BirchgroveBakers, Owner at Birchgrove Baking, responded to this review

Thank you so much. -- apologies for the delayed response! And thank you for taking the extra couple of minutes to walk on down our way. We think the walk is a pretty one through a great neighborhood with a lot of history. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A well-crafted latte with delicious baked goods to match. It will take time and it IS worth it!!! Not a whole lot of space to sit, but definitely worth seeking out!

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Thank N W
BirchgroveBakers, Owner at Birchgrove Baking, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your thoughtful review! We really appreciate every piece of feedback we receive and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! (We also wish we could have more seating, but are sadly prohibited due to zoning laws in our town.) Thank you again for taking the time to visit and review us and help... More 

Lincoln, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Not on the main street but sign set there directed me here. Wonderfully rich yet fluffy chocolate cupcake was amazing. White cupcake with silky lemon filling was old fashioned tender. Something that is not often found these days. Special occasion cakes from this place must be incredible. The white has coconut on the icing so I was surprised to find... More 

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Thank susan-lincoln
BirchgroveBakers, Owner at Birchgrove Baking, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your cupcakes and that our downtown sign helped you. Our staff is usually so courteous and friendly, so I think you're right in saying that you must have caught someone on an off day. We really appreciate your understanding that sometimes people aren't... More 

Montpelier, Vermont
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

For the past two years, my in-laws have ordered the most creative and wonderful cakes from this bakery. One was an incredible pyramid with gummy mummies inside. This year, it was a dragon on top his hoarded gold. These cakes are delicious and utterly beautiful. If you want a custom cake with creative flair, this is the place to go.

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Thank Laura v
BirchgroveBakers, Owner at Birchgrove Baking, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're so happy you all enjoyed your cake! It was definitely a lot of fun to make. We hope to make many more cakes for your family -- the kids always have such fun and creative themes. Thank you again for your review and we're looking forward to seeing you and your in-laws... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

This was the most awesome tasting bakery I have ever eaten. Extremely friendly staff. From out of town, but will go back there next time I am in town!

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Thank MB0805
BirchgroveBakers, Owner at Birchgrove Baking, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! We love having out-of-towners find us! We're a little off the beaten path so we appreciate that you made the journey to visit. Thank you again and hope to see you again when you return to Montpelier! Jenn and John More 

Vermont
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

The staff at Birchgrove Baking were extremely friendly and inviting (which is not always the case at chi-chi coffee houses). However, the carrot cake I had was not worth ingesting the calories. The cake itself was bland and the frosting tasted simply like cream cheese (with a very subtle hint of sugar). Next time I will visit the other coffee... More 

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Thank No_junkmail
BirchgroveBakers, Owner at Birchgrove Baking, responded to this review

Thank you for the constructive criticism. I'm so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your carrot cake! Our customers typically request less sweet icing, so it's hard to please all palates with every item. We hope you don't judge us on the one item you had and would love for you to give us another chance. We have many different... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I love the variety of bakery items, the warm atmosphere of the store itself and the friendliness of the staff. It is always one of the highlights of my week to stop by and see what's been made - especially if they've made the duffin (an amazing combination of donut and muffin that easily makes my list of favorite baked... More 

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3 Thank Eag180
BirchgroveBakers, Owner at Birchgrove Baking, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your comments! So nice to hear that our staff is appreciated -- we think they do a great job, but it's always better to hear it from our customers. And those doughnut muffins seem to be a consistent hit, so those will be frequently in the rotation! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 279 Elm St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2210
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: 802-223-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Birchgrove Baking is a cozy bakery located in Montpelier, Vermont. We offer an assortment of baked goods, including breakfast pastries, cookies, cakes, tarts, and sandwiches as well as coffee and espresso drinks. Of course, we also offer wedding and birthday cakes and would be happy to work with you to plan the perfect cake for your event.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?