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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 - 4:00 pm
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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
Description: Birchgrove Baking is a cozy bakery located in Montpelier, Vermont. We...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Latte the way you want it

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2014
Erin R
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Ubud
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Ubud
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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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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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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64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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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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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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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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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

I moved to Montpelier from NYC and let's just say, humbly, that I know good eats. I don't recall how I found the Birchgrove but I will say that my life in VT changed from that moment on. I have happily bought and eaten their cakes, pastries and cookies for over 3 years now and have yet to try everything... More 

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BirchgroveBakers, Owner at Birchgrove Baking, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! It's great to hear that we're doing a good job -- we try our best! Thank you so much for being a loyal customer! Always much appreciated! More 

Montpelier, Vermont
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We stop here often for wonderful lattes and scrumptious scones, cookies, and pastries. The signature items are small desserts, priced at about $6 each, that work well if you want to sample several options. We especially like the bread pudding, key lime pie, and tres leches with mango. The staff are also friendly and helpful.

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BirchgroveBakers, Owner at Birchgrove Baking, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We always love to hear from loyal, repeat customers! It's nice to hear that you appreciate the tres leches cake. It's one of our personal favorites, especially now that spring is rolling around. Thank you again! More 

Nashua, New Hampshire
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

We were travelling through Vermont on our way to Montreal and were excited to stop here for lunch after reading their website and seeing the number 2 ranking. It was 2pm and there was NOTHING at all for lunch in the whole shop. The bakery case held about 8 individual items and that was it. We got coffees but they... More 

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BirchgroveBakers, Owner at Birchgrove Baking, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that we weren't able to offer you more on the day that you visited. Sometimes we have an exceptionally busy day and, since we generally close at 3pm, we aren't always able to bake more items before closing. If you head our way again, please give us another try. We'd be happy to make things right for... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?