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American, Cafe
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We skipped dessert at the restaurant around the corner and opted for a drink and one of their special desserts with CBD. Everything was excellent. They have a great menu for drinks and these special desserts.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Excellent drip coffee. Wonderfully rich pastries. Their peppery sausage gravy and homemade biscuits is out of this world. Relaxed atmosphere and attentive, friendly staff.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

I’ve been a regular visitor to Burlington for the past 7 years but only found out about Monarch & the Milkweed yesterday! Omg, I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on this deliciousness for so long! Yesterday we sampled the pancakes, patty melt and grilled...cheese which were not only presented as works of art, they were tasty beyond belief! We had to go back it was so good so today we tried the macaroni and cheese, the fried chicken sandwich and the chicken and waffles. Everything was beautifully presented and yummy! The mimosas were delicious with their fresh squeezed orange juice. The staff was friendly and so hard working! My new favorite place in Burlington!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 22, 2019 via mobile

Went specifically for grilled cheese based on recommendation from local. And OMG, the hype did not adequately capture the awesomeness of their grilled cheese lunch option. I’m in my 50s, a global traveler, a foodie and I just had the best grilled cheese sandwich ever....Oh and it was paired perfectly with a spicy tomato soup. We both managed to finish our grilled cheese sandwiches and soups so we then went for the Brooklyn blackout. Yes it was unbelievably good and yes they are known for their desserts but they also have great food! A must try if you are in the area!! After all that food, I had to take a nap :)More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 14, 2019

We stopped for coffee and desserts. It was our first stop in Burlington. Wonderful desserts and atmosphere. Delicious desserts. It was a lovely place to have conversations, drinks and food with friends or with your loved one. Loved it!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

We stopped by this teeny spot for an after dinner drink. No detail has been overlooked from the embossed napkins to the lighting. The drinks menu is nice and varied with really good cocktails. They also had an attractive array of desserts. I'd definitely recommend...it for drinks and its groovy vibe.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019

My husband and I went here for breakfast on a Sunday. There was one table left so we were excited to be able to sit since a friend had recommended to come here. We waited for 20 minutes before getting water and silverware. We put...our entire order in as soon as the waitress arrived since we had already been there for a while. The yogurt, fruit, and granola was very tasty with a great mix of different fruit. The breakfast sandwich on an English muffin was smaller than expected. The side of hash browns were delicious and worth it. It was very busy inside and everyone was friendly, but we were a little disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019

Chicken with waffles tasted like pepper. Beet salad warm and tasted like Hannafords vinaigrette. Mostly lettuce, only a few small pieces of beet. Reasonably priced, but totally average tood. Maybe we expected too much based on the reviews, but given the crowd and the cramped,...noisy room, we won't be back.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 3, 2019

The service was great, and everybody was also very helpful with choices. I had the Venison Chili, and it was fantastic. My wife had the grilled cheese and tomato soup, and she loved it - Great little fun place for lunch

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

They have a great eye for detail from the flower on the table to the beautiful presentation of every food item. The waffles were delicious, with real Vermont maple syrup and farm butter. The eggs were really fresh with the yellowet yolks I have ever...seen. Endless tasty coffee that was actually hot and served with real milk. The homemade English muffin was delicious. The seating was tight but not unpleasant. Our waitress was very attentive without being intrusive.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 10, 2019

A tiny bit off the beaten trail. Nice source of both food and drink. Their pastries are to die for. Even if you go to another establishment to have dinner, you can't go wrong with dessert at Monarch's.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Had brunch on a Saturday. Cozy and a little cramped while waiting but so worth it. Started with a Negroni Popper, served in a tiny bottle to be poured over ice and an orange peel. Husband also thoroughly enjoyed his draft Stout. I ordered the...patty melt and side of beets with goat cheese and honey. I was going to get fries but opted instead for the hash brown. So glad I did! While it appears as one unassuming rectangle, it was the perfect combination of golden, crispy outside and creamy, luscious inside. The patty melt had carmelized onions, gruyere and was on buttered rye. Husband had the chicken sandwich and loved it. Though sitting very close to others, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and their meals. I also bought a chocolate and caramel tart from their beautiful pastry display to enjoy later. It was so good I bought another for the ride home the next morning!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Very cute cozy but stylish atmosphere w an awesome menus! Loved it and it’s closed to shops in town! The grilled cheese and tomato soup was amazing along w the pancakes and chicken sandwich. We lived it so much we went back two days in...a row!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Food was good. Beef Hash and breakfast sandwich were delicious. Hash brown was good. Quirky place but cute and would return with extra quarters in the meter. ( took over 20 minutes to get food)

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 24, 2018

The people that ate with for brunch loved this restaurant. Everyone said their food was delicious, and everyone ordered something else. Unfortunately for me this wasn’t the case. I have celiac disease, and they did try to accommodate me. But shame on me. This place...includes a bakery. Even though my food looked and tasted fine, I have been sick for the last 36 hours. However, if you don’t have celiac, this is the place to go.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4