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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“sandwiches” (12 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
13 Riverside Heights, Rte 30/11, Manchester, VT 05255
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for a quick coffee and for myself and my wife and found the place clean and welcoming. The staff was attentive and knowledgeable. We'll be c Back whenever we visit Manchester.

Thank Lou R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

wow delish bagels, smoothies and the salmon cream cheese sooo good we stopped on the way out and picked up some for home!

Thank oliviaebsary
Reviewed 12 October 2017

i keep coming back and having the super chicken on sour dough and it is consistently great. can resist as reasonably priced cookie to go. I recommend calling in the order and its always ready in 10-15 minutes. that way your clothes dont smell of...More

Thank sport5travel
Reviewed 18 August 2017

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 21 August 2017

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 13 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

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Rating summary
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Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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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