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Capitol Grounds

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27 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2946
8022237800
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6:15 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:15 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 6:15 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Conviviality

This village gathering spot has good coffee in various strengths, delicious looking blueberry muffins, and a motley assortment of seating arrangements. Lots of people hanging out with their Macs.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
keithofrpi
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NYC
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NYC
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This village gathering spot has good coffee in various strengths, delicious looking blueberry muffins, and a motley assortment of seating arrangements. Lots of people hanging out with their Macs.

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Vermont
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

I ordered my latte wrong today and the staff nicely and efficiently re made it correctly, even though it was my mistake. My mom loved their decaf drip coffee and I had a mocha with a flavor shot that was wonderfully sweet.

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Thank TROPrain2
Somerville, MA
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A great spot for a good basic cup of coffee, or any espresso drink! Fantastic service - nice, personable, and quick! Highly recommend!

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Thank orangegirlie
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Popped into Capitol Grounds every day that I was in Montpelier. Coffee was great but the cookies and quiche were excellent too. Different varieties each day but they did a lot of other food items too. Miss them already!

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Thank JaneEmery
Stowe, Vermont, United States
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Coffee selection is one of the best. food is okay but can cost a bit much for a coffee shop. But hey I go here for the Coffee! ...and sometimes a beer. they have that option too!

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Thank StoweLocal84
Montpelier, Vermont
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

I'm a chai lover, but I find that most places serve a chai that is prepackaged. They make their own chai at Capitol Grounds and they do a really good job. Although I am not a coffee drinker, my friends and family tell me the coffee, which they roast themselves, is also excellent. A wide variety of light meal and... More 

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Thank Ethan A
New England
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114 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is a local spot that offers a few small spots to eats outside and a medium sized eating area inside. Great coffee selections and some baked items!

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Thank usarmywife1
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I came here for breakfast three times during my visit to Montpelier, ordering something different each time. Everything was excellent. Great coffee and wonderful, friendly service.

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Thank Keshet
Montpelier, Vermont
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Good local coffee and baked goods. Take a careful look at your fellow customers if the legislature's in session -- you might catch the governor or some state senators gathering to chat. Free wifi. Nice neighborly vibe.

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Thank GreenMountainGirls
Shoreline, Washington
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have to clarify that I am from the home of Starbucks and a devoted customer. That being said, the latte I had here was better than Starbucks. (Shhh...) Also had currant scones - oh my - delicious!! Long line but service was pretty quick.

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Thank AltenaTime

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2946
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: 8022237800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 8
  • Cuisine: Cafe, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:15 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:15 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:15 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:15 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?