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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
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Mon 07:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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Middlebury, Vermont
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181 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic comfy little cafe for freshly-made breads, pastries, coffees, soups, salads and sandwiches -- and we Vermonters love it! It's just a quick jump off of Interstate 89 (exit 9), so very handy if you are traveling/visiting nearby. What a gem of a spot, with viewing windows into the bakery where they make the most amazing breads!... More 

Thank suzinvt
RedHenBaking, Manager at Red Hen Baking Co., responded to this review

Wow! Maybe we should hire you to write our marketing material. Thank you so much for the kind words. We do put a lot of effort into bringing fresh, thoughtfully prepared food to the community and it's nice to be acknowledged. See you soon! More 

Candor, New York
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Vermonters are very proud of the Red Hen and with good reason. In October 2016, my wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Hotel Vermont. One of the highlights was the exquisite croissants we had for breakfast one day. We were heading to the Prohibition Pig and as the Bakery is about 5 minutes away, went there first.... More 

Thank davcmo
Pelham, New York
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Great bakery with a very nice Breakfast sandwich. This last visit I was there for lunch and had a tasty Tuna Melt with a pot of hot tea. Stocked up on some Vermont items in the store and next door. I will be back. There is a play area for kids where I saw a toddler passing the time productively.... More 

Thank TomWhitePelham
Burlington, Vermont
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great baked goods and an easy on off the interstate. The bread and baked goods are the best. The seeded baguette is addicting.

Thank VeronicaandJackNC
Cornwall, Vermont
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This bakery is just the best! From their flaky croissants to their crusty, chewy bread. I try to swing in every time I'm within a 15 mile radius. It's worth the detour.

Thank Mammie2015
Essex, Vermont
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

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
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 45 helpful votes
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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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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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277 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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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
Meticulously crafted bread and pastries, some of the best Espresso drinks in Vermont, plus sandwiches packed with local ingredients... Perfect for the morning commute, mid-morning meeting or cafe lunch, Red Hen Baking Company has something for everyone. Pair our home-made soups with a grilled sandwich for a true taste of Vermont's local food selection.

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