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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
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 6
    Very good
  • 1
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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
Delicious soups, sandwichs, breads, goodies.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2014
janetraveller
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Santa Monica, California
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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140 reviews 140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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50 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
59 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 restaurant reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?