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The Works Bakery Cafe

120 Main St, Keene, NH 03431-3736
+1 603-357-7751
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good24%
  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bagels” (29 reviews)
“sandwich” (9 reviews)
“soups” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 20:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
120 Main St, Keene, NH 03431-3736
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1 - 10 of 57 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty simple. Good bagels, great egg sandwiches, fresh coffee. This is a great place at a great price.

Thank MattGNHUSA
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this essence of a great review! We couldn't ask for more. :) Please, come back as often as you can--we're thrilled to serve you! Thanks, Becky for The Works

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Well, 2 of us went to the Concord NH shop on a Sunday afternoon looking for a light meal. Two people behind the counter, no one else in the shop. We asked the young lady what is the soup of the day? She told us...More

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

We're so sorry you had an unpleasant experience at our Concord shop. Thank you for letting us know so we can improve. With apologies, Becky for The Works

Reviewed 21 February 2017

Some of this is me, I'm fussy, so a BLT should be Bacon, Lettuce (NOT Greens), and tomatoes. My wife order a sandwich and asked for wheat and got sour dough:(, which she is not a big fan of. Now the place was busy, and...More

Thank slalemand
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

We're so sorry your wife got the wrong bread on her sandwich and thank you so much for letting us know. It really helps us improve so that we can make all our customers as happy as possible. All the best, Becky for The Works

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Good for breakfast and lunch. Lots of nice sandwiches my favorite is an everything bagel with lox, tomato, capers onion etc.... Good portion and fresh. Also try the lime and pomegranate juice.More

Thank Amy K
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Oh my goodness, the Everything Bagel with Lox is one of our all-time favorites. We get our fresh Atlantic smoked salmon from Brockton, MA. It's naturally cold-smoked with oak and it's legit start to finish (no fake colors or chemical preservatives). Also, kosher! We can't...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

A very pleasant experience. The very cinnamon boiled bagel with maple raisin cream cheese was scrumptious!! Clean and comfortable seating. Nice variety of salads and sandwiches. Courteous staff.

Thank MRW22
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you so much! We will always have bagels made the old-fashioned way (5 pure ingredients mixed, proofed, boiled and baked). And we mix our cream cheeses in-house. Come again soon! Becky K for The Works

Reviewed 27 January 2017

A trip to Keene isn't complete without stopping here for a dozen bagels and some of their scallion cream cheese. :)

Thank Mermaidstimesthree
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you SO MUCH! We will always have bagels made the old-fashioned way (5 pure ingredients mixed, proofed, boiled and baked). And we mix our cream cheeses in-house. We can't wait to serve you again! Becky K for The Works

Reviewed 17 January 2017

Hot and chewy bagels, meet your friends and great coffee. Dining outside in the summer and fall months is an added benefit. The Works has been part of downtown Keene for many years. We often go there for a leisurely cup of coffee and a...More

Thank angusnh
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Thank you! Thank you! We put a lot of love into our menu and we love our community most of all. The bagels, we bake the old-fashioned way, just 5 pure ingredients that are proofed, boiled and baked the old-fashioned way. And our coffee comes...More

Reviewed 29 November 2016

I visited the cafe with my mother-in-law and 13 year old. The youngest of us was happy with a bagel and we each ordered a sandwich. I am stuck eating all gluten free and was very happy they had gluten free bread...or it would have...More

Thank thejohnsons556
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Hi--Thank you so much for your review. We're glad that the gluten bagels satisfied and so sorry the GF ones weren't fabulous! Thanks so much for letting us know; this will help us improve our baking so we can the best GF bagels possible. We're...More

Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I have not been here in a long time but glad I went today. A friend was in town and we got breakfast. Affordable food and great service. They have a variety of food and healthy salads too. I will be going back here to...More

Thank Cassandra B
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Hi Cassandra, Thank you so much for your review! We're really happy you came back to The Works. Let us know when you return (and try more of the menu)!!! Thank you, Becky K for The Works

Reviewed 9 November 2016

Not great but not bad, and better than the other options in town. Used to give discounts after 5 on the day's bagels, no longer, and prices have increased. Lots of variation on any given day on how much salt the everything (Works) bagels have,...More

Thank LDWG
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Thank you for your review. Every bit of feedback helps us improve.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 20:00
Monday
06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 20:00
Thursday
06:00 - 20:00
Friday
06:00 - 20:00
Saturday
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Main St, Keene, NH 03431-3736
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Keene
  • Phone Number: +1 603-357-7751
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Description
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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