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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 good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sandwiches” (14 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
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06:00 - 17:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
13 Riverside Heights, Rte 30/11, Manchester, VT 05255
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

We visited on a super busy Saturday morning. The line was nearly out the door - but worth the wait. The coffee was dark and hot, the ‘works’ bagel aka ‘everything’ with veggie spread was delish. The river view was entertaining for the kids. If...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank mattpgab
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Breakfast had the whole grain everything bagel and loved it. I really liked the texture that was a little less chewy than other bagels I've had. On another visit had egg/cheese/spinach sandwich in artisan bread along with avacado/banana smoothie. Wonderful stuff! Parking is very limited,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mddleman
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I stopped here with a friend during a recent visit to Manchester Center. We were surprised to find that in the early afternoon most of the cafes around Manchester Center seemed to be closed. Thankfully, The Works was open. The staff was very friendly while...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank virginiagamer
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

The brain freezer coffee and smoothies were excellent and not badly priced. The service was great! 😆

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank N5783MFhannahb
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We don’t live nearby anymore and I forget how nice it is to have good bagels and local/regional favorites like Cabot and Stoneyfield.

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 20 February 2018

We stopped here on our way out of town for a day of skiing, and we were pleasantly surprised by delicious breakfast sandwiches and good coffee. Panini-style sandwiches were made on hearty, freshly-cut bread.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Ken B
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Good sandwiches, friendly staff. No table service, but service is pretty fast. Lots of hot drinks for winter months.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank HSR112
Reviewed 3 January 2018

friendly staff, good bagels and really good egg sandwiches will get you fueled up for a day on the mountain. if you want to spend half as much for food on the the way to the mountain than you will pay for food ON the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Ron M
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We chose this location to meet up with family. At first it appears there is no available parking but if you go further down there are signs for additional parking to the right on the side street. My niece ordered the baby kale breakfast burrito...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 735JaniceD
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We stop by regularly for specialty sandwiches. The avocado turkey bacon sandwich is a perennial favorite. The staff is very friendly.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank charleys361
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
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
  • E-mail
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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