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The Works Bakery Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner

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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
American, Cafe, Healthy
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews lunch bagel sandwiches ham cobb salad chicken chilli cream cheese vermont cheddar dagwood dressing wrap homemade
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place. Friendly staff accommodated my husband's allergies. Super fresh salads and delicious sandwich. Much more I'd like to try.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank capazcoli
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here on our way to a wedding to grab a quick bite to eat. I love that some of the food is locally sourced. The food was really good here. We all got a combination of soup, mac and cheese, and sandwiches. The...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dreamergirl4686
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice cafe, great for a quick break, many folks were grabbing a quick lunch. The bagels were fresh, the service was very good, would stop there again.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank RANDYA366
Reviewed December 25, 2018

My family happened into the Works Cafe while wandering around Portsmouth and enjoyed a good meal -- a nice Cobb salad, a particularly delicious ham, cheese, and granny smith apple panini, and a bagel with smoked salmon cream cheese. (A word to anyone Jewish or...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Peter L
Reviewed October 4, 2018

We just stumbled across the cafe walking along the high street, we ordered a BLT and a couple of drinks, it was the best BLT we have ever had. We enjoyed the food so much we went back the next day and had breakfast and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Caroline H
Reviewed September 23, 2018

I had the Mac & Cheese with chicken, broccoli and pesto and was not disappointed. Lots of creative choices. Well worth a visit! You order at a counter and they bring out your order. A bit slow on taking orders, but the food came in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Vermont Cobb salad, Dagwood sandwich on sourdough (we had a double dag, with double the meat), coffee and water for $23. All were delicious. We would eat here again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hick_from_CT
Reviewed August 18, 2018

Good lunch place in Portsmouth if you are in a hurry. We were there in the afternoon and it was messy --- trash overflow, dirty tables and sticky door, plus the bathroom needed attention and no hand towels. Nice young people working there, but it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank georgianna w o
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We stopped in and were very pleased with our Vermont mac & cheese, and Thai chicken salad. Both were carefully made and flavorful. The salad has nice touches like edamame and sprouts and a very nice chili-style Thai dressing. Glad we went.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Amy W
Reviewed July 15, 2018

I have done take out numerous times over the last few months. On average, I prefer their breakfast to their lunch (probably I just prefer breakfast to lunch in general). For breakfast, any of their eggs sandwiches on Artisan break (either whole grain or sour...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Danno2007
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October 27, 2018|
Response from Danno2007 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure Their Brattleboro VT restaurant has gluten-free.
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