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Muddy Waters

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184 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401-8311
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tue - Thu 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the place to study, meet a friend, see, be seen, an office away from the office, a place to play a board game, and, oh, great coffee, tea and baked things. Classic baristas including one of my favorite rock-and-roll heroes in his day gig. Definitely a cool place to get your java on.

Thank FlaviaFlav
Ferrara, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced and super hip, neat interiors. Good to kill some time and feel cool doing it. Good selection of baked goods

Thank nuclearpomegranate
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cafe was great. The baristas were very friendly, and the coffee was superb. Very chill vibe, great selection of coffee, tea, and pastries. Would make a great and comfortable place to sit and read while having a drink.

Thank Julie S
Carmel, New York
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Burlington is full of good coffee shops, so unless you are in the neighborhood, you may not want to trek across town to go to this good one, just down the block from the Flynn on Main Street. But if you are a tea drinker, wanting to drink with coffee friends, this is the place. Individual pots of good quality... More 

Thank gmpooin
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had gone into this space to work alongside one another, but there is a lack of power outlets and no wifi. It lacked what we were looking for.

Thank Evan C
Burlington, Vermont
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Grab a good book and a cup of coffee and choose a comfy chair. Meet a friend here to chat or bring your laptop and get some work done. It's all good.

Thank birkiechick
Montpelier, Vermont
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We went with friends after dinner and had terrific coffee, amazing carrot cake, wonderful chocolate chip cookies and spent an hour just relaxing, talking, and enjoying ourselves. With the James Brown music in the background, we all wanted to get up and dance. The waitstaff is very friendly. You buss your own table. There is also a nice free supply... More 

Thank StephenMcArthur
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Very nice and nicely decorated with plenty of space to have your coffee or tea. They offer food and ice cream. Was quite and nice music on background .

Thank Halogram
S Burllington
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

When you walk inside it feels like you are on the inside of a treehouse! Great selection of coffees and teas, also pasteries. Its a fun meeting place.

Thank Terry S
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Right on Main Street, downtown Burlington sits Muddy Waters, country of origin for coffee sipping locals who would NEVER set foot in the Starbucks a few blocks away. The atmosphere is 60s, they have freshly made baked goods, various coffees, teas, and hot chocolate among other light treats. It is an historic stopping point in our downtown. Don't miss it.

Thank Journey Sophisticate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:30 am - 12:00 am
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 184 Main St, Burlington, VT 05401-8311
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: 802-658-0466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?