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Capitol Grounds

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Café, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakery
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27 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2946
8022237800
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Today
7:00 am - 7:00 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
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great stop for your caffine fix

We came through Montpelier to visit the Capitol. After our visit, I need a coffee "pick me up" and came across this quaint little coffee shop near the Capitol (about 6-7 minute walk or a very short car ride). We drove since we were planning to leave Montpelier since we were on a tight schedule... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
iampicky
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Louisiana
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Takeout
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Louisiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We came through Montpelier to visit the Capitol. After our visit, I need a coffee "pick me up" and came across this quaint little coffee shop near the Capitol (about 6-7 minute walk or a very short car ride). We drove since we were planning to leave Montpelier since we were on a tight schedule. My husband dropped me off... More 

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Duxbury, Vermont
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been to Capitol Grounds two times in the last 2 months with different experiences each time. Both times, we went to listen to our musician friends play.Our first visit was delightful with good service, good food and cozy atmosphere (and of course good tunes). The second time, for some reason, the staff decided to close the kitchen well... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Lovely little coffee shop in Montpelier. Very cozy establishment, great product, wonderful service. A must stop if in Montpelier.

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Campton, New Hampshire
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81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Really liked the coffee, but disappointed in not having a dairy free option like Soy milk. The atmosphere is fine, and the seating is ample for the heavy traffic.

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Had lunch with a friend during my stay - delicious food Grilled cheese, quiche, and hot chocolate are all excellent. Very cozy spot for lunch!

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vermont
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is what you get in a town with one coffee place – zero competition creates a rapacious, take it or leave it type of place – if there were competition – which this place has never had – it would be closed in a month. Its current location is crowded, cramped and poorly laid out. Its counter people are... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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231 reviews 231 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wondering the great small towns of the north east you can´t go past Montpelier and please stop and have a Different Coffee experience in Capitol Grounds... Great Decor...great sandwiches and great american coffee...

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My first impression of Capitol grounds was it was dark and a little dated. The seats are close together and it felt kind of grubby. We ordered breakfast sandwiches that were very good. The girl at the counter had an attitude but the man was polite. The breakfasts were home cooked just like I'd made it myself. The coffee was... More 

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Boston
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went here while passing through the area. We went based on other reviews. It was very good. A little hectic as it is very close to the capital so make sure you know what you want before getting in line and then step right up as some of the clientele was aggressive! We took the sandwiches to go. They... More 

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Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We saw them... then smelled that great coffee. How good was our cups of joe you ask? We took home 3 bags to grind for ourselves. We went back and I can say Good chai also. Definitely a must if you enjoy good coffee. They have sandwiches and pastries but did not have any. They looked good though.

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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: Café, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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

Questions & Answers

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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?