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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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Bowral, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Brattleboro, Vermont
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

This local chain is a great meeting and hangout spot in downtown Brattleboro for breakfast or lunch. A variety of offerings such as bagel & wrap sandwiches, smoothies and coffees, baked goods and soups should satisfy most patrons. Great for people watching, either from the sidewalk tables or the spacious, light and airy dining area. Also, great spot for kids... More 

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

Hi selectorD, Thank you so much for your review! We're really glad that our menu and space are to your liking. Hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Becky K for The Works More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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90 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

I used to go to their restaurant in Keene. However, they changed their menu and decor. I was pleasantly surprised when we went to their Brattleboro location. Their old menu and decor style pleased me. Great bagels and service in a great atmosphere.

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Thank martyr2
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Hi martyr2, Thanks so much for your review. And that you like the bagels! In case you're wondering why they're so good, we make them from scratch in small batches. We use only un-bromated, unbleached flour, and our bagels are still made the old fashioned way: proofed, boiled and baked. No shortcuts! Hope to see you again soon! Becky K... More 

Auburn, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016

This little gem is poplar with visitors and residents. it is busy through out the day selling sandwiches, frozen beverages, smoothies and of course coffee.

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

Hi Linda! Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Hope we see you again soon! Thanks again, Becky K for The Works More 

Dubois, Indiana
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

We were just passing through this little town and happened upon an open parking spot. We decided on a whim to stop. We headed to Sam's Outfitters, which should be an attraction listing of its own, and then headed to the Works for lunch. We had three different soup/sandwich combos. The clam chowder was good, as was the chili. They... More 

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

Hi lotsawags! Thank you so much for your review. We're thrilled that that parking spot opened up for you!! And that the food hit the spot. We bake our bagels with only unbromated, unbleached flour, and we use the old-fashioned method--proofing, boiling and baking. No shortcuts! Hope to see you again on your next trip through town! Becky K for... More 

Highland
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187 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

My wife and I stopped for a coffee break at the Works and found the place to be friendly and the cafe clean. We opted for ice coffee which was delicious and refreshing. The atmosphere was great. i would recommend this as a stop for breakfast or lunch. They go out of their way to accommodate your drink and dining... More 

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

Dear joevala, Thank you so much for your review! We're so happy to hear that you found the cafe friendly, clean, and welcoming. Let us know when you pass through again--the bagel are pretty amazing!! Thanks again, and all the best, Becky K for The Works More 

New York City, New York
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Stopped for breakfast, had eggs on sourdough with guacamole. Bread was fabulous, guan was good and everything was reasonably priced. Nice selection of teas.

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Thank Kathy G
Brattleboro, Vermont
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

The works is consistent in its service of a good hot breakfast, lunch, salads and special sandwiches. The location and free wifi make it a center for meetings, after work out powwows and a warm seat for those who need it in the winter.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9
Cuisine
American, Healthy
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
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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