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30 North Main Street, Rochester, VT
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7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Charming spot downtown!

We stopped into Sandy's during a recent visit and had a wonderful time perusing the bookshelves. The bakery/bookstore has a sweet, welcoming feel and all the food in the bakery looked amazing. We didn't have time for a snack but we could have spent hours eating and reading in the comfy chairs and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Kayleigh M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We stopped into Sandy's during a recent visit and had a wonderful time perusing the bookshelves. The bakery/bookstore has a sweet, welcoming feel and all the food in the bakery looked amazing. We didn't have time for a snack but we could have spent hours eating and reading in the comfy chairs and funky sitting areas. A must-visit in Rochester!

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I love to check out bakeries as they are none where I live so was quite surprised to find a lovely bookstore of new and used books as well when I stopped while traveling through the town. The bakery treats were were good enough to make us stop in again a few days later. This time we enjoyed a lovely... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 North Main Street, Rochester, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rochester

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 10
  • Cuisine: Cafe
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

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