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Capitol Grounds

27 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2946
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Ranked #9 of 46 Restaurants in Montpelier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $8
Cuisines: Bakery, Coffee Shop, Café, Sandwiches
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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81% Recommend
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English first
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We were only in Montpelier for about 45 minutes driving from Button Bay State Park to Portland, Maine. SO GLAD we stopped and got a sandwich for the road from here. Fresh, tasty, and filling. Also, funny that an extra large coffee is called radical size! Looking forward to going back to Montpelier in the future.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

After walking around the town for a bit, we are jonesing for a cup of coffee and found this place to be a great resting stop. Wasn't expecting it to be so busy, but it was worth it. Excellent coffee, and the political names for the cup sizes plays right in with the name of the business. The only negative... More

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Ashburnham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We always stop here for a latte or a cup of good brewed coffee when we're in Montpelier, and we're never disappointed. I can't speak to the food.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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222 reviews 222 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The flowers were very beautiful, we wish we could have gone inside. It was the 3rd of July when we arrived and they closed early.

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Waitsfield Vermont
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Good coffee, pastries and fresh bagels but do tend to run out of pastries and bagels in the morning so go early. Not the fastest service in the world

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Barre, Vermont
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I'm local and I have been here many times for lunch & coffee. They use good bread from real bakery and good ingredients and make very good sandwiches. They have good baked goods, from cookies and scones to croissants and quiches. They have their own coffee beans and for brewed coffee there are several choices, such as Columbian, Ethiopian Yirgacheffe,... More

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Sanford, Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Our hostess took us to Capitol Grounds for latte and a treat. I had pumpkin bread that was very moist and delicious. Husband had chocolate chip cookie, excellent and friend had raspberry and cream cheese croissant and rated that superb. Fun and funky place in downtown Montpelier to visit.

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Lima, Peru
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I just want to say I had a delicious cheese + apple sandwich there and it was DELICIOUS. Coffee was ok. You get a one hour wi-fi password. Think starbucks with personality, better food and a warm smile.

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Montpelier, Vermont
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This place has absolutely incredible espresso. They roast their own coffee- almost all of which is organic and all is fair trade. Breakfast is made to order with all local meat (homemade pork sausage! Delicious!), and eggs any way you like them. Try the Green Eggs and Ham - it's amazing! Staff is consistently quick, helpful, and courteous. Far and... More

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Darien, Connecticut
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67 reviews 67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Stopped in for a quick coffee in downtown Montpelier, came out with "cafe chocolat" (sp?), their take on a latte made with frothed chocolate milk, sprinkled with cocoa. Simply.the.best.cup. we ever had!!!!

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