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The Works Bakery Cafe

118 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3032
+1 802-579-1851
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (25 reviews)
“sandwich” (21 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 6:00 PMAll hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
118 Main St, Brattleboro, VT 05301-3032
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Good sandwiches and soup. Brownies were good. Only bottled drinks available. Parking on the street with meters.

Thank Roger P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not a lot of good options in Brattleboro. This place had unique menu selections, which some people would welcome while others may not. My party had mixed reception to what was offered. The food was good but not great. The atmosphere was pleasant and friendly.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

While hanging out in Vermont we decided to make a stop in Brattleboro for lunch. Located on the main street the Works offers a large selection of pananis, sandwiches and salads. The food is pretty good, prices slightly high but it definitely worth it. Besides...More

Thank Clément R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

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 5 August 2017

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 7 August 2017

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

Reviewed 25 July 2017

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 30 June 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 13 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 17 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 13 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 4 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

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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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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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