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“Great atmosphere, okay food”

Carol’s Hungry Mind Cafe
Ranked #13 of 44 Restaurants in Middlebury
Price range: US$8 - US$12
Cuisines: American
Description: Carol's Hungry Mind Café's motto is "Coffee Conversation Community" You get great coffee, lattes, teas, smoothies, as well as sandwiches Panini scones, etc. You also get to meet people. The tables are mostly small and close together so starting up a conversation is easy and happens often. With Middlebury being both a college town and a tourist stop the people there could be local or from the other side of the world. You never know
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Description: Carol's Hungry Mind Café's motto is "Coffee Conversation Community" You get great coffee, lattes, teas, smoothies, as well as sandwiches Panini scones, etc. You also get to meet people. The tables are mostly small and close together so starting up a conversation is easy and happens often. With Middlebury being both a college town and a tourist stop the people there could be local or from the other side of the world. You never know
Reviewed 23 April 2013

This is probably the most popular cafe in Middlebury. They've got free internet, comfortable seating, and very nice people. The food isn't all that special, though, and the prices don't reflect this (i.e. they're too high).

Thank Mawifo
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Reviewed 9 March 2013

first of all these people know to boil water for tea; also they make an excellent selection of coffees; the baked goods are nice, nothing fancy; friendly informal atmosphere.

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Reviewed 11 February 2013

All the basics in a very friendly atmosphere. A community institution. Best place to mix college and town.

Thank GregDennisVt
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Reviewed 26 October 2012

Have been traveling in Vermont for a few days and have had a hard time finding a "good" coffee. Being from the West Coast, coffee is a must. Carol's had a good coffee.
A really nice guy (with lots of tattoos) served us.

Thank FromPortlandOregon
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

Carol's has become a favorite hangout for several local writers and college professors and seems to draw long time county residents as well as recent urban transplants searching for a bit of serendipity and community. Unfortunately, this is still a small town, where few conversations feel private, and so the space can quickly become emotionally claustrophobic. The pastries are not baked on site and are nothing more than ordinary. I was disappointed by a breakfast sandwich that included an egg cooked in a microwave. The coffee and teas seem over-priced and are served in small cups where water feels like a precious commodity. Carol's has potential, and the window seats offer a great perch for people watching. Nevertheless, it is hard to meet a friend for coffee at Carol's and not wish that I were at the Thirsty Mind in South Hadley or the Hungarian Pastry Shop in Manhattan. Both the food and the environment at Carol's ultimately feel bland..

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Thank Sunfl0werVT
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