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The Works Bakery Cafe

42 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301-4912
+1 603-226-1827
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“bagels” (39 reviews)
“sandwiches” (14 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
42 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301-4912
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We go here occasionally for a dependable, tasty lunch. It's a fixture on Main Street. It used to be called "Bagel Works" but they've gone beyond bagel sandwiches to include a full range of sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salads. It's an order-at-the-counter kind of place...More

Thank LikeToHike22
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is the best of locally owned and operated café, in a wonderful historic downtown. Bagels made on-site - lots of variety and lots of sandwiches and other goodies - including coffees and teas. Eat Local, eat at the Works!

Thank B2493DYkathyl
Reviewed 18 October 2017

When visiting Concord, which I frequently do on business, I love to stop at The Works Café and Bakery! The bagels (although, not quite as good as NYC...) are very good for the area! The choices for toppings and sandwiches are plentiful and healthy options...More

Thank Eagleaye613
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stopped in for a quick bite on the way out of town. The bagels are excellent with many unique toppings and flavors. The service is quick, the food is fresh and the price is right.

Thank NBartucci
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Came on a busy Saturday morning and had no trouble ordering our food and finding a table. This café has very low-key vibe. Food was sooo hot when ordered, which isn't a complaint but more of an alert! Coffee choices were good. They had something...More

Thank CMC_2012
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This looked like a nice spot with emphasis on fresh made and local ingredients. We parked in the city garage very near the restaurant. The fee was only 50 cents an hour. Food is ordered at a counter. Some food is premade and available at...More

Thank dese2
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This is a great, casual place for coffee, smoothies, pastry and sandwiches. Oh, those sandwiches. Try the BLT or the mozzarella/spinach/roasted peppers on French bread. Absolutely fresh and delicious. Smoothies were refreshing and wonderful too. As was the service. Stroll down to downtown Concord and...More

Thank ParkerSturbridge
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Delightful cafe on the main street of downtown Concord- good coffee and bagels and much more with outdoor seating

1  Thank KARENSK_12
Jen R, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for taking the time to share your review -- we're a fan of outdoor seating,too!

Reviewed 7 May 2017

I'd forgotten that bagels were supposed to be light and crispy when toasted--most places outside of NYC they are just doughy lumps that are difficult to tear with your teeth. These were wonderful! We stopped in one morning for a quick bite while deciding where...More

Thank CL M
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Oh, this is the best review ever! We make our bagels the old-fashioned way--just 5 pure ingredients mixed, proofed, boiled and baked to perfection. It really makes an enormous difference, yes? Please come back and try out the rest of the menu. There is good...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice, attractive restaurant. Service was friendly and fast. We ordered the Parisian chicken and the turkey guacamole. Both were delicious, and the bread was outstanding. While eating the turkey sandwich, I found myself saying, "Wow! This bread is really good!" I always like to...More

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

Yes!!! We are so proud of making great food and serving it with care. And, honestly, our customers are incredibly inspiring, so we're motivated to do our best by you. We take care to bake bread with pure ingredients -- the flour is never bleached,...More

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Restaurant Details

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Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 5:00 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: 42 N Main St, Concord, NH 03301-4912
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Concord
  • Phone Number: +1 603-226-1827
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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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