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Capitol Grounds

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27 State St, Montpelier, VT 05602-2946
6:15 am - 6:00 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Yes, this is a very typical modern coffee shop...but hang out here to get a taste of what the people of Vermont are really like. Excellent place to sit and people watch.

Thank Mikeba353
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whist visiting Montpelier called in to Capitol Grounds as it looked the best option compared to the other outlets in the area, and I think it was! Quirky but original interior, with a nice laid back atmosphere, good service at a reasonable cost, what more can you ask? We sat inside although there was some seating outside on the sidewalk.... More 

Thank Scene-set
South Burlington, Vermont
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153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped by here on the day of the 4th of July parade. The staff were coping well with quite a lot of custom. Got a seat inside, perhaps because people were sitting outside - it was a nice day. Coffees were nice - lots of sizes available. Good choice for coffee.

Thank Stuart M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in before 9 on a Saturday. No line. Menu was substantial and breakfast sandwiches can be made with GF bread. I had a blueberry muffin (don't you have to do that in Vermont?) which was ok. The coffee was good, the staff were friendly. All the sidewalk tables were full. Nice relaxed vibe inside, plenty of tables.

Thank Jill v
Denver, Colorado
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Stopped here twice for hot coffee and iced coffee, and the lines were exceptionally long both times. Not a big issue, but the line moved a bit slow at times. The coffee is pretty good, and there were a few varieties available. I also got a blueberry muffin, which was good but a bit small for the price. Worth a... More 

Thank Ryan S
Waterbury, Vermont
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times and have never had a bad drink and have never had bad service. Would love to see some gluten free muffins :)

Thank exporer1987
Waitsfield, Vermont
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

If you're in Montpelier early morning and want real chai latte that's not poured from a premixed box then this is the spot to go.

Thank APatrickF
Montpelier, Vermont
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I love Capitol Grounds! The coffee is always hot and always tasty-- never burned or weak. The prices are good for a "trendy" downtown cafe. Free wifi available with purchase and the ticket is given with a smile.

Thank jaicubed
Waterbury, Vermont
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

i was given a gift certificate for this place for the value of $20 from a relative. After the second time i went there to get some coffee they kept saying they couldn't redeem it because their system was down. they made me leave my gift certificate so they could work on it i left my number but they never... More 

Thank Jakeccofvt
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

breakfast sandwich took 20 minutes to be made and there was almost no cheese in it. green ham and eggs was cold

Thank jennifer c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $8
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor 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 05602-2946
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Montpelier
  • Phone Number: 8022237800

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