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The Works Bakery Cafe

118 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3032
+1 802-579-1851
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (26 reviews)
“sandwich” (21 reviews)
“paninis” (7 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 18:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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LOCATION
118 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3032
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During our 5-day stay in Brattleboro we ate two lunches and one breakfast here. The choices are wonderful and the food is delicious. We love the booths. Only complaint: dirty bathrooms.

Thank Noergler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their turkey, bacon and avocado sandwich was so good! As was their breakfast wrap of eggs, ham, cheese and salsa on an ancient grain wrap. Bagels excellent also. If we had more time here, I would try everything!!

Thank CeeCee2
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in -- and we wish you had more time here, too!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to The Works cafe many times. It's my go-to cafe for a casual, but substantial lunch or dinner. You order at a counter, then go up and get your food when it's ready. Excellent sandwiches, salad bowls and the mac and cheese, while a...More

Thank Sally60763
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Good food for breakfast or a lunch. Super friendly people work here. Macaroni and Vermont cheese is fabulous!

Thank Yorkielover2-5
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much!!! The mac-n-cheese is a newer menu item and it's fantastic that it hit the spot. We call it comfort food for grown-ups. Let us know if you try any of the other mac variations on the menu!

Reviewed 18 June 2017

We stopped in for lunch. I was surprised by the large menu. My wife and I chose sandwiches which were good. I am always concerned when a restaurant has a big menu--will they always succeed at so many item??

Thank Ron W
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Hi Ron, thank you for your review! We do have a pretty bold menu, indeed. We're really glad the sandwiches were good, and we hope you get a chance to stop in and try more items!

Reviewed 5 June 2017

We were looking for a place to eat that catered to diet restrictions and this was the place. The gluten free quinoa power bowl was delicious. They served gluten free meals and had almond milk for lattes and other drinks. The smoothies were delicious as...More

Thank slchiker40
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi slchiker40, We are thrilled that you had a great experience at The Works! Strolling is one of THE craziest days of the year, to be sure. We've been striving to up our game in serving our customers no matter their dietary needs, and it's...More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Best breakfast sandwiches. I usually have the spinach, egg, & cheese on a spinach wrap and my husband the ham egg, & cheese on a spinach wrap. It is topped off with soooo good coffee.More

Thank yankee92
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you so much for this fantastic review! Did our staff share that the coffee comes from a Rainforest Alliance-certified farm that has high standards for how it treats the earth and its workers. We can't wait to see you again! Thank you, Becky for...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

this was just what we needed to start the day! Excellent coffee, egg sandwich on sourdough, muffin, and a cinnamon roll. It was all so good, the baked goods were out of this world! the setting is exactly what you imagine for a busy Vermont...More

Thank Veronica M
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

How fantastic! We are so happy you had a great experience. We can't wait to serve amazing baked goods and coffee again! Thank you, Becky for The Works

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

On our way home from vacation and we needed a quick breakfast stop. Great service, in and out in no time.Food was delicious. Cute place. Next time through, I hope we have more time to enjoy the setting.More

Thank Lisa P
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you, Lisa P! We're so happy you stopped in at our Brattleboro restaurant. We recently revamped the decor and the menu and we're so proud and happy to share it with the world. Yes, do come back, and soon. We can't wait to serve...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

On a family winter weekend, we visited The Works on our way north and again on our way south. Both times we appreciated freshly-prepared innovative food. Going up we had coffee, tea, delicious fat bagels, and a maple brownie, all excellent. Service was great, and...More

Thank Molly S
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you so much for this review. We recently debuted a new menu (and a revamped decor) with as many delicious items as we could! We're so sorry for the "Hey Mac" — we will make sure it doesn't happen again! Do stop by on...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 9
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 18:00
Monday
06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06:00 - 18:00
Friday
06:00 - 18:00
Saturday
06:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3032
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Brattleboro
  • Phone Number: +1 802-579-1851
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Description
The Works to you: humanely-raised, naturally-cured meats and poultry with no antibiotics or added hormones. Local eggs from cage-free chickens. Hormone- and antibiotic-free milk and cream cheese from Vermont family farms. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches and paninis on artisan bread, wraps or traditional boiled-and-baked bagels made with unbleached, unbromated flour. Fresh salads. Hearty, from scratch soups. Fresh-fruit smoothies. Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee. Thoughtfully sourced, local when possible.
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