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The Works Bakery Cafe

13 Riverside Heights, Rte 30/11, Manchester, VT 05255
+1 802-362-5082
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good41%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
06:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
13 Riverside Heights, Rte 30/11, Manchester, VT 05255
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love stopping by the works on my travels, but this one definitely did not impress me. I was 2nd in line and it took about 5 minutes for someone to take my order! They were all just behind the counter chatting away....all 4 of...More

Thank Mermaidstimesthree
Jen R, Marketing Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So sorry about your experience -- and you're right, that's not our style. I'll forward your review onto our manager. We hope to do much better by you during your next visit to The Works. Please keep us posted! - Jen

Reviewed 14 August 2017

I was in the mood for something different, so I thought a Farmers Veggie sandwich on toasted multi grain bread would cure my craving for a vegetarian impulse I get once a year. And Boy, was I right ! Out of multi grain bread, my...More

Thank Clammerdave7728
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The staff is friendly and informative about menu items. I had an 'everything' bagel egg and bacon sandwich. It was excellent. Others in our group had bagel with cream cheese and other toppings. All agreed their choice was very good. We went back to buy...More

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

We're thrilled that you were able to try so many different menu items! There's a lot of new stuff up there that we're super excited to share with our customers. If you stop by again, perhaps try the quinoa bowls for a picnic? We can't...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Stopped in to get something for lunch and wow! What a great selection! All freshly made and with a smile. Had the cheese and vegetables on multi grain - what a great sandwich - it is the best I have eaten on my 2 week...More

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

Woo-hoo! This review is spectacular! Thank you!! We work really hard to source the best ingredients locally and thoughtfully and prepare them on site, so you get the fresh and delicious best every time. Please, come back as often as you can--we're thrilled to serve...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Really is it that hard to say please and thank you. I get everyone has a bad day. Had a sandwich and lemonade was ok. But the bagels we got for the next day were not good. I from the midwest and the bagels are...More

Thank Penelope737
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Hi Penelope 737, We're really sorry you had a bad experience with us. Thank you for letting us know what didn't work. Sincerely, Becky

Reviewed 1 June 2017

Delish coffee served with a smile! The best coffee is always served with a smile, and the staff knows about this. Great coffee and food. Soft aromas in the coffee made us drink the largest cups (was that good!) The location is of the main...More

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

This review MAKES OUR DAY. We source our coffee beans from a single plantation that's Rainforest Alliance Certified. They're shade grown, hand weeded, hand picked, and grown without herbicides or pesticides. Plus the biomass coffee-drying furnaces burn only coffee fruit residue. It's no surprise the...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Soft and chewy on the inside and fabulously crunchy on the bottom. The everything version is packed with flavor, and the veggie cream cheese is super fresh. Love this spot.More

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

Oh man, thank you!!!! We work hard to make the bagels delicious (5 pure ingredients mixed, proofed, boiled and baked). The everything (we call it "The Works") is hands-down a customer fave. Come back as often as you can--we love to serve you! Thanks, Becky...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Nearly every visit to Manchester to see my mother-in-law, I stop here for a breakfast sandwich. The quality, flavor, and size are on point. The bagels are good too (And I live near NYC). The Vermont cheddar they add is sharp and compliments the eggs...More

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

Thank you so, so much, Ray! We're thrilled to be part of your Manchester routine. We work hard to make those bagels delicious (5 simple ingredients mixed, proofed, boiled and baked). And it's tough to go wrong with Vermont cheddar! So glad to hear the...More

Reviewed 22 February 2017

I ordered a turkey guacamole Panini. It was very good. The restaurant is small. There is parking in a lot a short walk away. We sat by the window looking a the brook. It was relaxing and pleasant. The choices were tempting for sandwiches, salads...More

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

We are so happy that you had a good time at The Works! The turkey guac panini is one of our favorites on the menu. Good fresh food and bread made from simple, wholesome ingredients and classic baking techniques (no steaming, only proofing and boiling...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

Stopped here years ago for a breakfast sandwich, it was great returned many times for both lunch and breakfast. All very good. Fresh breads and bagels. Home made soups. Parking can be tough.

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

Thanks so much, Peter! We put a lot of love into our bagels (though only 5 ingredients mixed, proofed, boiled and baked the old-fashioned way!). We can't wait to see you again--Becky K for The Works

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 9
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 17:00
Monday
06:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 17:00
Thursday
06:00 - 17:00
Friday
06:00 - 17:00
Saturday
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Riverside Heights, Rte 30/11, Manchester, VT 05255
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-5082
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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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