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The Works Bakery Cafe

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120 Main St, Keene, NH 03431-3736
+1 603-357-7751
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06:00 - 18:00
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N.H.
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 warm bagel. MMMMMMM!

Dongducheon, South Korea
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105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 been a quinoa bowl for me. Anyway, I had a ham sandwich and felt like... More 

Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

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 thrilled that the coffee was delicious. Thanks, Becky K for The Works More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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 try more of the menu.

Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

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 More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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, sometimes bland and sometimes salty.

Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

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

Newport, Maine
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34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Visited for late lunch on Labor Day, they were busy but very fast. My wife and I had quinoa bowls, maple turkey and ginger chicken. Both were large delicious and had lots of quinoa. Coffee is vey good. The maple browny (blonde) is fabulous. Great place for lunch, and we took half home for dinner.

Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Dear aburnham2, Thank you very much for your review! We're really proud of the new quinoa bowls and thrilled that the maple turkey and ginger chicken were to your liking and fed you over two meals!! Our turkey and chicken come from cage-free, vegetarian-diet humane-treatment farms, which we're so happy to bring to you, our customers! Thanks, and hope to... More 

Acushnet, Massachusetts
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Family lunch while in Keene. While I usually don't like to order at a counter and then wait for food the food was worth the wait here. I had aThai chicken sandwich which was delicious.

Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Bankguy1961, Thanks so much for your review! We're really happy that your visit was good and that the Thai chicken sandwich was tasty. We source only cage free, vegetarian fed, and humanely raised poultry and are sure that translates to great taste. We look forward to serving you again! Becky K for The Works More 

Keene, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I think this place used to be good. We moved here in January (2016) and stopped in for bagels and coffee... Wasn't bad, kind of a unique spot to hang. This spring they updated and it feels a lot more like they're trying to justify pricey dishes and up sells. We were actually in the restaurant at an off time... More 

Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Ineedasnack, Thank you for your review. We're very sorry that you had negative experiences with us. We appreciate your feedback—it helps us improve where we fall short. Sincerely, Becky K for The Works More 

Houston, TX
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116 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Great selection of unusual food combinations. We had lunch and sat outside. The restaurant was busy and still food was delivered quickly. Primarily a sandwich and salad place.

Ann W, Guest Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this review

Dear WWorker: I'm so glad you enjoyed your sandwich! As you said, we offer some wonderfully delicious and unusual items, including organic quinoa bowls (my personal favorite is the Sesame Ginger Chicken), for lunch and dinner. Please come back and try something new, we look forward to your visit! More 

Brattleboro, Vermont
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119 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Lunched here today after touring the Horatio Colony House down the street. Staff are young, enthusiastic and helpful. About 14 different sandwiches and many salads, this is a "place your order/take it to your table yourself" kind of place. Yes, it is a chain, with many locations…. but each has its own unique physical space and staff energy. This one... More 

Utica, New York
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little bakery/restaurant. Went here for breakfast with the fam while we were in town for a wedding. I just had a couple of pastries and "half" a cappuccino. Everybody else had gourmet breakfast sandwiches. Everything was enjoyed. I only thought service could have smiled more is all.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Healthy
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 - 18:00
Monday
06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 18:00
Thursday
06:00 - 18:00
Friday
06:00 - 18:00
Saturday
06:00 - 18:00
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
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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