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The Works Bakery Cafe

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120 Main St, Keene, NH 03431-3736
+1 603-357-7751
06:00 - 18:00
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Auburn, Maine
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284 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 if you are not fussy, and ok with what you get, you'll likely be happy... More 

Thank slalemand
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Amy K
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
New Hampshire
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Mermaidstimesthree
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 warm bagel. MMMMMMM!

Thank angusnh
Dongducheon, South Korea
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105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

Thank thejohnsons556
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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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.

Thank Cassandra B
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 49 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.

Thank LDWG
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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38 reviews
35 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.

Thank aburnham2
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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173 reviews
129 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.

Thank Bankguy1961
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, Healthy
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
Open Hours
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
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
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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