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120 Main St, Keene, NH 03431-3736
+1 603-357-7751
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Dongducheon, South Korea
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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited the cafe with my mother-in-law and 13 year old. The youngest of us was happy with a bagel and we each ordered a sandwich. I am stuck eating all gluten free and was very happy they had gluten free bread...or it would have been a quinoa bowl for me. Anyway, I had a ham sandwich and felt like... More 

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Thank thejohnsons556
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have not been here in a long time but glad I went today. A friend was in town and we got breakfast. Affordable food and great service. They have a variety of food and healthy salads too. I will be going back here to try more of the menu.

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Thank Cassandra B
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Cassandra, Thank you so much for your review! We're really happy you came back to The Works. Let us know when you return (and try more of the menu)!!! Thank you, Becky K for The Works More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not great but not bad, and better than the other options in town. Used to give discounts after 5 on the day's bagels, no longer, and prices have increased. Lots of variation on any given day on how much salt the everything (Works) bagels have, sometimes bland and sometimes salty.

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Thank LDWG
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Every bit of feedback helps us improve. More 

Newport, Maine
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Visited for late lunch on Labor Day, they were busy but very fast. My wife and I had quinoa bowls, maple turkey and ginger chicken. Both were large delicious and had lots of quinoa. Coffee is vey good. The maple browny (blonde) is fabulous. Great place for lunch, and we took half home for dinner.

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Thank aburnham2
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Dear aburnham2, Thank you very much for your review! We're really proud of the new quinoa bowls and thrilled that the maple turkey and ginger chicken were to your liking and fed you over two meals!! Our turkey and chicken come from cage-free, vegetarian-diet humane-treatment farms, which we're so happy to bring to you, our customers! Thanks, and hope to... More 

Acushnet, Massachusetts
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171 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Family lunch while in Keene. While I usually don't like to order at a counter and then wait for food the food was worth the wait here. I had aThai chicken sandwich which was delicious.

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Thank Bankguy1961
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Bankguy1961, Thanks so much for your review! We're really happy that your visit was good and that the Thai chicken sandwich was tasty. We source only cage free, vegetarian fed, and humanely raised poultry and are sure that translates to great taste. We look forward to serving you again! Becky K for The Works More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I think this place used to be good. We moved here in January (2016) and stopped in for bagels and coffee... Wasn't bad, kind of a unique spot to hang. This spring they updated and it feels a lot more like they're trying to justify pricey dishes and up sells. We were actually in the restaurant at an off time... More 

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Thank Ineedasnack
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ineedasnack, Thank you for your review. We're very sorry that you had negative experiences with us. We appreciate your feedback—it helps us improve where we fall short. Sincerely, Becky K for The Works More 

Houston, TX
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great selection of unusual food combinations. We had lunch and sat outside. The restaurant was busy and still food was delivered quickly. Primarily a sandwich and salad place.

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Thank WWorker
Ann W, Guest Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Dear WWorker: I'm so glad you enjoyed your sandwich! As you said, we offer some wonderfully delicious and unusual items, including organic quinoa bowls (my personal favorite is the Sesame Ginger Chicken), for lunch and dinner. Please come back and try something new, we look forward to your visit! More 

Brattleboro, Vermont
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116 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Lunched here today after touring the Horatio Colony House down the street. Staff are young, enthusiastic and helpful. About 14 different sandwiches and many salads, this is a "place your order/take it to your table yourself" kind of place. Yes, it is a chain, with many locations…. but each has its own unique physical space and staff energy. This one... More 

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Utica, New York
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Nice little bakery/restaurant. Went here for breakfast with the fam while we were in town for a wedding. I just had a couple of pastries and "half" a cappuccino. Everybody else had gourmet breakfast sandwiches. Everything was enjoyed. I only thought service could have smiled more is all.

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Thank Anastasia C
Keene, New Hampshire
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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Our first visit has given my wife and I reason to return. We both selected 1/2 Super Chicken sandwich with green salad. In addition, I ordered clam chowder. The sandwiches were excellent, the salads were fresh/prepared well, and the chowder was a tasty addition to my meal. Adding to the experience were the welcoming staff and clean, comfortable environment.

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Thank tomrcks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Main St, Keene, NH 03431-3736
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: +1 603-357-7751
Description
The Works to you: humanely-raised, naturally-cured meats and poultry with no antibiotics or added hormones. Local eggs from cage-free chickens. Hormone- and antibiotic-free milk and cream cheese from Vermont family farms. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches and paninis on artisan bread, wraps or traditional boiled-and-baked bagels made with unbleached, unbromated flour. Fresh salads. Hearty, from scratch soups. Fresh-fruit smoothies. Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee. Thoughtfully sourced, local when possible.

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