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The Works Bakery Cafe

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118 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3032
+1 802-579-1851
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The works is rather expensive, but very good food, and they have a large selection of sandwiches, bagels, soups, and salads that are good for breakfast of lunch.

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

We're so glad to hear that the food satisfied!! We work really hard to craft a menu that can work for many meals (and many palettes!). We can't wait to serve you again!! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a nice place to hang out for an hour or two and enjoy some great coffee. Good wifi and comfortable seating. Much nicer than a Starbucks and much more authentic.

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

Oh, thank you so much for this! We really do put our heart and soul into making our place great. Our coffee beans from from a single plantation that's rainforest-certified (and has excellent standards for worker treatment). We can't wait to serve you again! More 

NYC
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41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here a few times for a quick bite while shopping in Brattleboro. They have great smoothies and brownies and bagel things. It's like a deli with sit down - I wouldn't call it a bonafide restaurant.

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

Thank you , Gabrielle! We'll be whatever you want to call us, as long as we make our customers happy. :) We can't wait to serve you again. Becky K for The Works More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The environment is so soothing! The customer service was amazing and the food was delicious! I plan on returning!

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

Thank you SO MUCH, TeKema!! We look forward to serving you again! More 

Far Hills, New Jersey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

On a busy Sunday morning during prime tourist weekend, The Works successfully gets your breakfast ready in a timely way! Although crowded, tables kept clean , coffee and tea avsilable in this quality self serve restaurant. Food prepared quickly and served hot.

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Thank Liz128
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much, Liz128! We are so happy that you had a good experience during what what was one of the busiest weekends of the year! Hope to see you again. More 

Burlington, Vermont
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Nice staff, hippy but sharp. Accommodated special order and the coffee was good and hot. Great lounging areas

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

Thank you SO MUCH, worldbasics. We're really happy that we were able to accommodate your needs, and we hope to be able to serve you again! More 

South Burlington, VT
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165 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Back in Brattleboro for an all too infrequent visit. We stopped for lunch at The Works on the basis of good TA reviews, an inviting menu board and a comfortable feeling about the place. Turns out it was a good choice. The staff people were welcoming, congenial, pleasant. The food options were interesting and the prices were right. Nice mix... More 

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Thank SHB05403
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Dear SHB05403, Thank you so much for giving us a try!! We work really hard to create a welcoming atmosphere and offer a great menu. Did you know that our bread is baked fresh with unbleached and unbromated flour? And we source our turkey from a farm committed to cage free, antibiotic free, vegetarian diet, humane handling practices. We think... More 

Bowral, Australia
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508 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Thought we would get fresh cooked breakfast but the eggs are only scrambled on sandwiches. Makes me think it's all micro waved. Very hard to find the granola and the yogurt was not real yogurt just your rubbish sweet stuff. Fresh fruit was nice. Fresh poured juice, what the heck, that is not fresh when you open a bottle just... More 

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

Dear Joanne, Thank you for your review. We're really sorry to hear that your expectations weren't met. We appreciate the feedback—it helps us understand where we can improve—and wish you the best. Thank you, Becky K for The Works More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We went there for lunch. Food was good but not great. A quick easy lunch at a friendly place. The restaurant was clean and bright. I would recommend it.

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

Thank you so much, Judith. We appreciate your review and hope to see you again! More 

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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We wish we could move this place to Florida. We eat here when visiting friends and family. The sandwiches and salads are delicious. Best bread ever. Bring your computer. No one rushes you, and the staff is friendly. Plus, you can walk around a REAL downtown area with lovely stores....not the usual stores one sees everywhere. A real gem.

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

Hi Valerie, Come February, we wish we could hop on down to Florida too! We're so glad to hear that our food is tasty and our space welcoming. We can't wait to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: 118 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3032
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-579-1851
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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