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Capitol Grounds

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27 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2946
8022237800
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
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 28
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  • 34
    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
Nice Urban Progressive Spot -- Unremarkable for Its Genre

This is a perfectly nice coffee spot (tea drinkers will find little to entice them) with good WiFi and a decent selection of high-end industrial pastries and bagels. Adequate and comfy seating. If you've been in one of these types of spots, this one will be very familiar. OK prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Vermont
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to Capitol Grounds many times and have never been disappointed. You will be among an eclectic mix of locals. Perhaps an attorney, a legislator, a local just starting their day. Great coffee.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were visiting Montpelier and stopped in Capitol Grounds for a coffee. My morning pick-me-up, instead of my usual coffee, turned into kombucha, brewed locally, which they served on tap. I am an almost daily kombucha drinker and this was such a treat. I ordered the elderberry. The flavor was great and the fizz was more lively than in bottled... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Love this place; a must stop on your way through town. Roast their own coffee beans and you can tell they know their stuff; quality food and coffee for years and years.

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Aurora
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is a perfectly nice coffee spot (tea drinkers will find little to entice them) with good WiFi and a decent selection of high-end industrial pastries and bagels. Adequate and comfy seating. If you've been in one of these types of spots, this one will be very familiar. OK prices.

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Louisiana
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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53 reviews
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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Capitol Grounds

Address: 27 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2946
Phone Number: 8022237800
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 8
Cuisine: Cafe, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries

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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, Coffee Shop, Sandwiches, Bakeries
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?