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105 South St, Bennington, VT 05201-2246
+1 802-447-2433
07:00 - 19:00
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2016

I wound up here when I discovered the Brown Cow Cafe was closed Sundays. The coffee and bagels were good, and the atmosphere was fine.

Thank G_c_A_12
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come back again. We'd like the opportunity to provide you a five-star experience!! More 

Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Fantastic place. Great home made breads, superb sandwiches, coffee galore including Breve (my new favorite). Friendly staff and hipster ambiance. Definitely a highly recommended place to eat, drink and meet friends.

Thank BrianMPowell
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're so glad you had a good experience and enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again when you're back in Vermont! More 

Needham, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

I had some time to kill while my daughter was touring Bennington College and spent an hour here in the afternoon. The place has a great layout, vibe and was quite welcoming. My Cappucino came in a big cup and was prepared perfectly. I was able to crash in a very comfortable chair, plug in my laptop and get some... More 

1 Thank bw411
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your thoughts on our hours! We've been giving serious thought to later hours in the summer and will make sure any changes are updated on our website. If your daughter selects Bennington College, we hope to see you both at the cafe! More 

Taylors Falls, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

A good latte is a daily requirement for us, and that's what we found here. Before leaving I complimented the baristas and had a very interesting discussion about espresso machines. From that it was obvious that a great deal of care is given to making the espresso drinks, and that makes all the difference.

1 Thank Painterandbirder
Brooklyn, New York
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417 reviews
317 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is a very cute little restaurant on Route 7 on South Street in Bennington. The staff is Vermont friendly and helpful. One orders from the wide list of items on the boards on the wall behind the counter. There are tables throughout the restaurant where, once your food is prepared, you can sit, relax and enjoy your meal. There... More 

1 Thank ronco0807
Syracuse, NY
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Excellent local coffee house with great coffee and great breakfast sandwiches, etc. Tip: the only accept cash or checks. No credit or debit cards. Be prepared.

Thank jjones69
Fayetteville, New York
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Coffee and light breakfast or bakery treats. I had a bagel sandwich one morning and it was great. My latte was nicely served in a big mug and I was able to get soy milk which was a must for me. Great relaxed atmosphere.

1 Thank irelandgirl
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2015

Wandered in here for some tea and a lite lunch and found live music in a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere. A little road weary so perfect to unwind and remember what a vacation is for.

Thank Janine7226
New York City, New York
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913 reviews
524 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

its nice to return to a town and find that a favorite stop is still there. Sunday morning breakfast of baked goods and egg on a bagel. Finally tried the coffee. Its good. Was sorry I had to leave before I got my free refill. Music not too loud.

Thank CSSnowshoer
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187 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We went into this cafe on a whim and knowing nothing about it. There was only one person taking orders and preparing the food, so service (he worked hard and did a fine job) was not swift. The two of us each ordered a sandwich, drink, and cookie was the total bill was about $16. The place is worn, but... More 

Thank newengland50

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 15
American, Soups, Cafe
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 19:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 South St, Bennington, VT 05201-2246
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-447-2433
At the heart of Bennington since 1994, the South Street Cafe & Bakery serves high quality coffee, tea and baked goods. All soups, breads, and baked goods are made from scratch and by hand. Many offerings are vegetarian, some are vegan, and everything is delicious! Free wifi, live music and artists in residence all add to what we consider our motto - Coffee, Culture and Community.

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