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“Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brown Cow Cafe

Brown Cow Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Brown Cow Cafe is the healthy alternative for fresh made to order breakfast and lunch in Bennington. Always have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free soup, sandwiches, salads, and sweets available as part of our regular menu. Full menu of espresso drinks using Vermont roasted fair trade organic Mocha Joe's coffee.
Houston, Texas
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013 via mobile

I spotted this place while staying at the inn next door, and I'm glad I stopped for breakfast. Very friendly and helpful staff, good food and cool atmosphere made for a good start to the day. I changed my order after making it, and also switched from "to go" to dine in because I liked the place, and they accommodated me without complaint.

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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

They make an outstanding ham and Brie sandwich with Dijon mustard. Great atmosphere and lovely people

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sara C
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New York City, New York
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“Terrific coffee..and more”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2013

When I heard about this cafe which is a little off the Main Street, I was told they had the best coffee in town. There is some good coffee around-both South Street Cafe, and Powers in North Bennington, so it was a strong claim. I do not know what they do in their process or if its just the Mocha Joe's product but the result is a very very smooth cup of coffee that is excellent. No bite or bitterness. If I lived in Bennington, I would be here daily. The blueberry muffin that came along was also good. It was not oily or greasy. Very healthy and brimming with berries.
I did not get back for a lunch but the menu is very fun with lots of options for people who want healthy, hearty or gluten free. There are also non-dairy options.
Parking is good-a rarity we have found. Getting there is a little confusing. It is a separate building right next to a college library that looks like it was a hotel. So follow the numbers and look up high above the street on the left side as you go out of town from the center.
There are lots of tables. I heard it fills up at lunch-which means the word is out.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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