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Capitol Grounds

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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27 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-3171
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:15 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 6:15 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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117 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Driving across the state of Vermont from New Hampshire on a tour of New England and Canada, we stopped in Montpelier to see the state capital. But first we wanted a snack so we stopped at Capitol Grounds (cafe and coffee shop) and ordered their vegetarian chili. It was DELICIOUS!!!! In fact, it was so good, we ordered more to... More 

Thank travelingCAgal
Woburn, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quaint coffee shop located in the heart of downtown Montpelier. Excellent coffee. All beans roasted on site and ground on site. Outstanding breakfast sandwiches.

Thank Kyoung7500
Houston, Texas
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118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed a dark roast coffee and blueberry muffin; debated (no pun intended) on whether or not to buy a Bernie Sanders tee shirt. Seemed to be a younger type crowd. Enjoyable, would have been better if it had been cleaner !

Thank BeBe_Bon
Lehi, Utah
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199 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint downtown atmosphere. Counter service sandwiches, coffees, and specialty drinks. Croissants, both plain and filled, quiche, salads, fresh baked goods. Delicious coffee fragrance. Order at the counter for take out of dining in. Prepared food is delivered in less than ten minutes. We were very pleased with the specialty sandwiches we ordered. A good choice for breakfast sandwiches and other... More 

Thank Bob836
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best latte I experienced on my trip throughout Vermont. I can see why Bernie puts his name and face on their beans & Tshirts.

Thank Robert M
San diego
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in to share a sandwich on a drive through town and the sandwich was excellent! Wife is a Starbucks-a-Holick from Southern California and raved about the coffee.

Thank SW D
Moretown, Vermont, United States
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places to get some coffee or tea and crank out work on the laptop. At times it's very busy and parking isn't always easy, but both are reflective of Montpelier and the popularity of the place. Always friendly staff.

Thank Jeremy L
Brandon, Vermont
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

So there's a morning routine. We all have them. I walk here get a cup to go then head for work. A very pleasant part of my day. I have to avoid all the tempting pastry choices because chill Gelato is across the street and I have to monitor my calories.

Thank flatpickguitarusa
St. Petersburg, Florida
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Absolutely the BEST Iced Coffee's I had ever had. It was bliss for your taste buds. In Florida I am an Avid Starbucks drinker and this Coffee tops the charts Higher than Starbucks. They are all natural and the cups for any cold beverage are made out of cornstarch so they are biodegradable. Don't leave the cold cups in your... More 

Thank Loretta M
Boston, Massachusetts
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243 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

This place is always in my list of stops every time I drive up to Montreal from Massachusetts. I exactly halfway, so it's a must stop to stretch the legs and get some mocha iced latte in me. Their bakes goods are awesome, and their sandwiches are very tasty. This is my fifth time and it's been very consistent.

Thank EndyBOSTON

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:15 am - 6:00 pm
6:15 am - 6:00 pm
6:15 am - 6:00 pm
6:15 am - 6:00 pm
6:15 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-3171
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: 8022237800

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