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Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe

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24 Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT 05753-1436
+1 802-388-0101
07:00 - 17:00
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Mon 07:00 - 05:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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172 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick cup of joe...very friendly and quick staff. Knowledgeable of their menu items too. Fair prices and the shop has great seating if you wanna sit awhile. My coffee was delicious...full of flavor. Glad we stopped.

Thank Michelle D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Wonderful little coffee shop in Middlebury. Coffee is excellent and the scones were delicious especially the cherry scones. Lots of places to sit--comfortable atmosphere.

Thank Carrie D
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This little town has no Starbucks but definitely is not short of great coffee. Only concerning this was the fact that there restrooms weren't as clean as one would hope.

Thank Jenn2639
Athens, Georgia
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Excellent coffee and tasty snacks in a convenient location. Good internet access and seating area. Located in downtown Middlebury. Friendly staff - strong coffee.

1 Thank Maureen B
South San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

My family and I wanted to try this place out since we first got to Middlebury. We were not disappointed, great coffee and the scones were unbelievable. My husband who is pick about is Ice Coffee's loved this place. My daughter had a Jasmine Tea Latte which she loved and I had a mocha, all were amazing. I would definitely... More 

Thank Disneymom88
John_fromCarols, Owner at Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful review! I have met many college students over the years and some I call close friends who wouldn't come to visit the college without also coming to Carol's. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself here and hope to meet you and your family when you come back. John More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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146 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Spent an hour late on a Saturday afternoon. Seemed a popular spot even late in the day for coffee. Lots of folks on their laptops. Historic older building with a painted tin ceiling. Comfortable and welcoming staff.

Thank JenMBoston
Guangzhou, China
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54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

My family and I ate here for breakfast. It was a warm and attractive space. Their bagel sandwiches were tasty, as was the maple granola with yogurt. Coffee was fine but not outstanding. I'd go back.

1 Thank Paul B
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Coffee was great. Tea was great. Scones are UNBELIEVABLE. Super friendly employees, great place to linger if you have stuff to do. Plenty of plugs and great space. Love this spot

1 Thank Heather F
Middlebury, Vermont
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Their coffee is good. I typically order mocha's, and they are good for the area. I've had better up in the Burlington area, but definitely the best around here. However, their pastries are always excellent!

Thank aleblanc1990
La Canada Flintridge, California
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

A hip-like eatery with good organic styled food and drinks. Very casual with lots of college types in attendance. Would goo again and sample the coffee styled drinks or teas.

Thank Tom P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 12
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Seating, Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 05:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Merchants Row, Middlebury, VT 05753-1436
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Middlebury
  • Phone Number: +1 802-388-0101
Carol's Hungry Mind Café's motto is "Coffee Conversation Community" You get great coffee, lattes, teas, smoothies, as well as sandwiches Panini scones, etc. You also get to meet people. The tables are mostly small and close together so starting up a conversation is easy and happens often. With Middlebury being both a college town and a tourist stop the people there could be local or from the other side of the world. You never know

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