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The Works Bakery Cafe

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120 Main St, Keene, NH 03431-3736
+1 603-357-7751
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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101 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Wombat27_11
Utica, New York
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Anastasia C
Keene, New Hampshire
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank tomrcks
Keene, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I've enjoyed their bagels and coffee for more than twenty years. It's a convenient place to meet friends or a good place to read and relax.

Thank Roger356
Keene, New Hampshire
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This has been my favorite coffee shop in Keene for 9 years. Good selection of morning beverages and baked goods to go with them.

Thank nhsheepdog
Heredia, Costa Rica
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The Works is my favorite place in Keene, NH, my former home. I love the coffee, the window for people watching, the location (easy to hit several Main St. stores from there), and the bagels. I highly recommend it. I guess my only complaint is that I don't know as many of the other patrons as i used to--I only... More 

Thank Quincho Q
Keene, New Hampshire
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80 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

The Works Bakery Cafe (bakery is perhaps stretching it a bit. Think sandwiches and bagels with some croissants and a few other sweet items.) has uninspired sandwiches and salads that are, to their credit consistent. Where the whole thing falls down is with the service and truly weird pricing structure. Firstly the staff is cranky and rude. I know it... More 

1 Thank Armstrong M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

We were here New Year's Day and there was an line out the door! However it moved quickly and staff was friendly despite the craziness. I had an everything bagel with veggie cream cheese, bacon, and tomato. It was delicious! Boyfriend had a sausage, egg, and cheese on a cheese bagel -- he liked that so much he got BACK... More 

Thank Brittany A
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Lots of sandwich choices. Good soup. Good place to have breakfast or lunch. Interesting art by local artists.

Thank Mary A
Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Seems to not be able to maintain consistently good quality. At one time, their bagels were considerably better than what was available elsewhere in the Keene area. Today, that doesn't seem to be the case.

1 Thank PlainsmanSI10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Cafe, Healthy
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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
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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