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30 N Main St, Rochester, VT 05767-9704
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Washington Township, New Jersey, United States
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walls and walls of books -- newer, vintage, interesting titles. Great coffee and breakfast sandwiches in a comfortable setting. Only regret is that we forgot to top of an afternoon by returning for a spiked coffee.

Thank Suzanne1066
Cupar, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

We stopped for a break, had coffee at a table surrounded by books, bought two Vermont books and soaked up the atmosphere. Sandy's is a pretty little building in a picturesque rural community. You could buy Robert Frost and head a few miles to the Frost Trail.

Thank 432geoff
Redlands, California
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137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

Loved our stop for breakfast. Super nice and friendly folks...funky clutter in an old house filled with wonderful books and art...varied menu. We started to leave noting the crowded nature of leaf-peepers like us seeking food, but a local leaving said, "Stay...its worth the wait!" He was right!

Thank BenDillow
Rutland, Vermont
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215 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Being a native Vermonter I understand how busy this time of year is in VT but Sandy's kept it together while being totally busy inside. We all had great meals, service with a smile. So many good things to choose from, made it hard but all looked good. Will return again. I would say, give it a try and you... More 

Thank v1960t
Waitsfield, Vermont
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

One of the better bakery cafes in Vermont and Vermont has many. Awesome cafe with good local coffee and too notch local organic Stratford creamery dairy is hard to beat. This place is the real deal amid an increasingly expensive food economy where many vendors sell "local" but shortcut the quality of their ingredients. Sandy even grows some of her... More 

Thank Ben F
New York City, New York
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153 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

Had breakfast here. Super nice people, good coffee, comfortable digs (it looks like a bookstore). The food was varied and very tasty, they had smoked salmon and smoked trout.

Thank GrillMeisterNYC
Devonshire, Devonshire, Bermuda
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Great place to stop on the way to Burlington. Great for pastries, bagels and sandwiches. The strawberry and peach pie was fantastic. It was that good that we had to stop again on the way back and stock up for breakfast!

Thank Tim P
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Echt Vermont - friendly, healthy, lovely service and shelves of used books to peruse while you stop for a sandwich or breakfast or snack. Initial vision of heavy, pale, underbaked looking croissants was redeemed by poached eggs served over lovely sautéed vegetables. Excellent coffee.

Thank moschofilero
Brookline, Massachusetts
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354 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2016

We spent a bit of an afternoon here--looking at needed objects, browsing books, and enjoying bakery food! It's pure Vermont and worth a stop!

Thank Nancy2005
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Sandy's baking is top noch. The bagels are so tasty and make for a great breakfast sandwich. The lunch options are a little different for me, they have vegetarian, vegan, local options that are just not my cup of tea.

Thank Betty C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $10
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 N Main St, Rochester, VT 05767-9704
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Rochester

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