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Red Hen Baking Co.

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961B US Route 2, Middlesex, VT 05602-8874
+1 802-223-5200
07:00 - 18:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon 07:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Essex, Vermont
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Freshly made bread and danish ... still hot from the oven! Have a chocolate croissant and a hot pot of Artisan tea and you will be in bliss. Often local performers on a Saturday. Cool old CCC building with other great stores to browse.

Thank risk802
Sandwich, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Best cup of coffee and breakfast sandwich I've ever had! Very friendly staff too! They have a lot to offer for lunch also.

1 Thank nhannouche
Boston, Massachusetts
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after a day of research at the VT State Archives. This is just down the road. We were starving, so the quick service was appreciated. Enjoyed the casual / funky atmosphere and LOVED the food! If we had been staying in the area, we would have loved to shop some of the wine, bread, and snacks available to... More 

Thank CleanWouldBeNice
Lake George, New York
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102 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We arrived here after being unable to find anything we wanted open inWaitsfield. Order at the counter, seat yourself , bread is made there so it was very good.

Thank juri62
Georgia Coast, Georgia
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260 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Took them Forever to make 2 breakfast sandwiches. Things slowed down from there. Small sticky buns were $4.25....we passed.

Thank NewAdventurer2
Waterbury, Vermont
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

If you want a more authentic and delicious baguette you'll have to drive up to Montreal, and even then it's a close comparison.

Thank matteaucubed
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We stayed at CrossHaven Farm, very convenient to here while we attended the Vt Cheese Fest. We did not get breakfast but two of us got the Bella Mina coffee (steamed half & half, espresso, honey, and cinnamon), LOVED it, wish I could get it daily in my area! Pastries were good and selection of local items was great.

Thank saphyress
Moretown, Vermont, United States
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, creative options, local fare, friendly staff and ample seating with free WiFi. What's not to like?

Thank Jeremy L
Montpelier, Vermont
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207 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

A sort of out of the way location run with pride and attention to detail. You can buy fine, fresh baked breads to take away or order soups and sandwiches to eat right there. This is a pleasant, open space to eat with friends, enjoy coffee, and talk. Lots of variety in the offerings. High quality ingredients. Lots of pastries... More 

Thank MontpelierGuy
Montgomery Village, Maryland
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322 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The Red Hen bakery turns out a wide variety of breads, but my favorites are sour dough varieties. I especially like the sour dough baguette. They also make French type epis and I like the plain epi, but on occasion they have poppy seed, sesame seed, salt, and other varieties. The plain croissants are flakey and almost a perfect classic... More 

2 Thank Hanschen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 961B US Route 2, Middlesex, VT 05602-8874
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Middlesex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-223-5200

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