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Sandy's Books & Bakery

30 North Main Street, Rochester, VT
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Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $2 - $10
Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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Santa Monica, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Be on the lookout as you drive through town and be sure to stop for a meal at Sandy's. Ok, I have to say it feels a lot like the 60's walking in and walking around the restaurant/bookstore and that's part of the charm. The food is excellent - explore the menu. Soups, stews, quiches, sandwiches, homemade bread, cookies, muffins... More 

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South Windsor, CT
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were visiting Rochester to visit my grandparents and great-grandparents family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery. We stopped in at Sandy's because the Rochester General Store was closed the week we visited (Veterans Day weekend - slow season). We saw Sandy's was open and decided to try it. The place is very casual and the staff very friendly. We ordered one... More 

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Vermont
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133 reviews 133 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Everytime we're passing through Rochester I make sure to stop at Sandy's, whether to pick up a loaf of her awesome bread, chewy (delicious!) bagels, a dark roast coffee or sandwiches. The breakfast sandwich and BLT are so good, served on a butter biscuit and home-made bread. Great ambiance, lots of books to peruse and lots of treats to take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Luckily, our road trip took us through Rochester. We were going to make a quick stop, but walked from place to place and ended up at Sandy's Books & Bakery. We were going to just get a drink until we saw the wonderful menu. We ordered and ate outside on the porch, taking in the gorgeous view. Stop in Rochester!

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Bay Area, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Sweet little house converted to a bookstore, full of nooks and crannies stuffed with books. Also there is a wonderful cafe in the back and the whole place was full all Saturday morning when we were there. I had the most awesome bagel with lox! Great coffee too. Can't go wrong there!!!

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Winter Park, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was an unexpected gem we found while enjoying a farm vacation! Tucked in the tiny town is this really cool bookstore café. The shop is in an old home, where each room houses a different theme of books and crafts and gifts. The food in the café is fresh and fantastic. They offer an interesting menu of sandwiches and... More 

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Vermont
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Sandy's Books and Bakery is a wonderful spot for book and food lovers. We have visited it several times on our way to or from destinations far from home. The food is super-fresh, nothing is baked from frozen or mixed ahead of time, and it really makes a difference. My husband had the curried chicken sandwich, I had the melted... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

We passed this spot and expected a small, little coffee shop from the outside, but boy were we wrong. Sandy's has an extensive breakfast and lunch menu, homemade pastries (I'd recommend the asiago & dill bagels) and a collection of beer and wine as well. The cozy eating area has you surrounding by books. We could've sat there for days.... More 

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Gardiner, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Well, my fiance' and I were on our annual pilgrimage to Rochester VT last weekend and, as always, we had to make our schedule work around a couple of hours spent at Sandy's... and not just once, but 3 different days. For starters, they have the best coffee for miles around. Secondly, the baked goods will NEVER disappoint. All items... More 

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Danville, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Of course it's slow service - it's fresh made food - and it's Vermont! :). This is the best food, the best atmosphere and the staff are warm and welcoming. Fantastic coffee with full barista service with a fresh made cake or scone is a must. And of course find that new or old book to take back to cozy... More 

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Additional Information about Sandy's Books & Bakery

Address: 30 North Main Street, Rochester, VT
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rochester
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
Cuisine: Café

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