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Reviewed December 10, 2019

Stopped here for local coffee and a delicious blueberry (warm!) muffin. There's a great seating area, with a cozy feel. I'll be back!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed June 17, 2019

We were returning home and needed a place to eat that would be decent food, not too pricey, and have quick service. Nothing in Brattleboro seemed to fit the bill, but instead of hitting Route 91, we decided to wander down Route 5. With the...number of cars out front of the Country Store we thought it might be a winner, and it was. The atmosphere is quaint and lovely, the staff friendly and helpful, and the food well-prepared and delicious. My husband ordered the "Godfather" and I got the Chicken salad of the day which was Tarragon. Both sandwiches were flavorful without being over-powering; two of the best sandwiches we've had in a restaurant in a long time. The food came quickly and was relatively inexpensive. A delightful find that we will go back to during our trips to and from VT.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

Driving home to Connecticut from the Killington area on the back roads we stopped at the Guildford Country Store based on TripAdvisor reviews. It is a fairly typical country store but they have a nice cafe area as well as the shelving and counter. This...is a family affair in which the husband and wife are working and teenage daughters there as well. We had delicious soups. A vegetarian split pea that somehow had the smokey flavor of the ham that was not there and a very nice clam chowder. We each also had a Cheddar grilled cheese sandwich. Do not leave without trying their large and delicious cookies.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed February 27, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely spot with outstanding offerings for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Everything is fresh and made with care. The owners provide excellent customer service and the cafe seating area has a really nice, relaxing vibe.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

This is just a short drive from Castlemaine and is always on the list for a casual coffee or a light lunch. The team behind the counter seem to love what they do and always have a smile. Lots of locals gather there and enjoy...their coffees. When in Castlemaine make sure you take the 10 minute to the Guilford Store. It's great.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

I don't know what happened to the Waldens, but I've been going to this restaurant ever since it opened, usually 5 mornings a week. Whether it's Mark, John, or Jackie at the grill, my egg sandwich is always cooked to perfection. Also, their soups, other...sandwiches, and deli case items are exceptional. We are fortunate to have many great restaurants in the Brattleboro area and this is one of them. And to top it all off, you couldn't find nicer owners, Mark and Suzanne, and their entire staff.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

We use to love this place and my husband goes here to get breakfast sandwiches to bring home for weekend laziness because they actually cook the eggs to order instead of microwave eggs. The guy who runs the kitchen is awesome and his food is...perfect every time. He is a really good cook. However, as of April 2017, they have this new assistant cook, we have sadly got him the last two times my husband has gone in on a Saturday morning. He does not seem to care how your food is cooked and is more interested in just getting it thrown in a bag and you out the door. My husband stressed eggs over light, it might be picky but we are paying for food to be made for us. If I can cook my eggs at home better than the guy I am paying to cook them, in my opinion, we have no reason to frequent your store. The eggs were not only overcooked they were fried beyond recognition, my sandwhich for $7.99 was all bun and lacking anything else. When I called the store back just to let the guy who runs the kitchen know the new guy needed som training, a young girl answered. Instead of apologizing or responding to my concerns she pointed out that one of the items I believed came with my sandwhich was actually an add on for an additional fee. She never addressed anything else and basically just wanted to tell me they were great and we as customers sucked. Not that she said that, but that was her attitude. So if you are a tourist I would skip this place because who knows you might get the guy who makes great food but you might get the guy who doesn't care. You might enjoy the experience or you might drop $40 bucks in the store for breakfast, coffee, drinks and treats and then be treated like you are the problem complaining. We won't be going back and we probably spend at least $100 bucks a month in that store. To be extra clear, for me, the new guy is new, he could have taken the feedback and learned from it. The girl focusing on the only point that she could to be "right" somehow and not giving the phone to a manager or even just saying she would let the head chef know is really the icing on the cake. I would have liked to feel that someone actually cared about my experience not treat me like oh well we got your money now go complain elsewhere. So now we are going to be going elsewhere. Who wants to pay $7 and up for an egg sandwhich anyway.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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GuilfordCountryStore, Owner at Guilford Country Store and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Valerie, I am very sorry that you didn't have a good experience this occasion or in previous times. I felt that it was important that I responding to your review because I feel a sense of responsibility for all the actions that take place here,...More

Reviewed November 20, 2016

We always forget this is so close by - and we're never disappointed with the food and service. Delicious sandwiches and salads, really friendly staff and a good place to catch up on local news.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The Guilford Country Store is quaint and cute and a great place to go if you want to learn history or get a chuckle from the locals. They have excellent food to eat in or take out for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The kale salad...with hazelnuts and feta is excellent and Mark does a great chicken curry. The soups are always good to as well as the sandwich's. I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

Just a short way south off Exit 1 in Brattleboro, this is THE place to go for a great variety of snacks, a bottle of wine, terrific breakfast and lunch items made to order, take out for dinner, coffee and homemade sweets, groceries, organic eggs,...a meeting with neighbors, local crafts (fine paintings, pottery, woven goods, etc.). There's always a good vegetarian option along with other creative and delicious menu items. If you go around 8 - 9 in the morning, you're likely to find several tables filled with locals enjoying a cup of coffee and each other's company. Marc and Suzanne provide a great catering service, too. While there are good places in nearby Brattleboro for breakfast of lunch, this is by far my favorite!More

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed March 10, 2016

Mark & Suzanne are the new owners of this beautifully renovated General Store. Favorite of locals for good reason; they make their own tastey soups, salads and specialty sandwiches. All healthy & lots of local goodies including awesome muffins & cookies. Staff very friendly, on...old Rt. 5.More

Date of visit: March 2016
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Reviewed December 22, 2015

Best sandwiches around - I love the veggie with everything and tarragon chicken. The deli case is full of healthy, fresh, home-cooked food - great for a take-out dinner. And, did you know they cater???

Date of visit: December 2015
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Reviewed December 8, 2015

Conveniently located on US RT 5 outside of Brattleboro, I've gone here for groceries, lunch and take-out! I bring out-of-towners here for lunch as their menu and entrees rival any larger city café or bistro! The owners are from NYC and brought their culinary talents...to Guilford and I thank them for coming! Its always great.....More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

In an old building but clean and modern inside, the food range is broad, and quality is above average, though most all on offer is from institutional sources. Large wine selection. Roomy, clean toilet. Has WiFi, but getting the password can be a challenge. Lots...of room to sit and visit. If you seek a light meal or some coffee, this is the place.More

Date of visit: November 2015
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Reviewed October 18, 2015

We stopped by this store/cafe for lunch, and discovered a gem. Salads of all sorts were sold both in bulk for take-out, or as a sit-down item. Baked goods were home-made (looked lushous, though I didn't have any). Sandwiches, and other dishes were made right...behind the counter and one could talk to the chef. My gluten-free diet was easily catered for. All together, we had a large BLT sandwich, a large piece of baked salmon, two coffees and a hot tea and the bill came to only $17.00--excellent value. The staff were personable, reading material was available so one could sit and relax, and the place clean, airy, and thoroughly enjoyable. Vermont and other locally-made goods were available in the store area.More

Date of visit: October 2015
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Guilford Country Store and Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5