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105 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2246
+1 802-447-2433
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07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 20:00
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London, Canada
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170 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Found this place a couple of years ago, while passing through. Stopped for a coffee and a treat. Now I always stop, when going this way. This trip it was the destination with some fall colors to check out. Saturday, they had live music and with the great weather, made for a gret stroll in town and a relaxing coffee... More 

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Thank Rallybob
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad to have you as a regular, whenever you're in the area! Please keep coming by and let us know when you're in so we can say hello in person. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Having recently moved to Troy, NY I decided to take a little day trip up to Bennington since I hadn't been there before. This place caught my eye so I decided to stop in. It had a cozy and welcoming atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed my chai latte and plan on trying some of the... More 

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Thank Derek R
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We look forward to seeing you back in, and please make sure to say hello when you stop in again. More 

Solon, Ohio
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I used to come here over 10 years ago when my mother lived here and used to meet her friends here once a week. Very little has changed, great coffee, relaxed atmosphere and wonderful baked goods. I really appreciated the home made sour dough breads and almost got them to sell me sour dough starter if I had been here... More 

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Thank brushjl
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

Though we're newer owners, we love how long the Cafe has been around and this is the reason why. Please ask for either Brian or Maeve when you stop in next time so we can say hello in person! More 

Haymarket, Virginia
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71 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Loved this place!!!! We had a great breakfast, delicious coffee and pastries made on site. The cafe is small and the staff is happy and welcoming. Most of the tables were filled when we got there and looked like the clients were mostly regulars! As we left, a small band was setting up to play for the lunch crowd. Loved... More 

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Thank Patricia K
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for stopping in! We're delighted you had a great experience and hope it's just as good...if not better...the next time you come in. More 

Williamstown, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

I love South Street Cafe! Their breakfast sandwiches are great, bagels are fresh, they make a bunch of baked goods, delicious drinks, they serve soups and sandwiches. Inside you will find work from local artists and they even have live music on some days. Prices are affordable, food is delicious, parking on the street or nearby parking lots, easy to... More 

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Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your time at the Cafe! We look forward to having you back. More 

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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Delicious chai and the place is very welcoming. Altho it's busy theres service with a smile. Nice location downtown. Easy to find.

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Thank CHERYL N
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

Cheryl, Thanks for coming in! We're so happy you enjoy being at the Cafe and look forward to seeing you back in. Maeve More 

Bonita Springs, Florida
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458 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere here. Not cramped but some decent size and just the right decor and feeling. Coffee was good. Pastry was pretty good too. Good place to stop in a small town!

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Thank Kenneth K
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your visit! We're always working to improve so please stop by the next time you're in Bennington. We'd love to see you. More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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114 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Located on south street, downtown Bennington, VT. We stumbled upon this cafe while walking the downtown. Staff was friendly. Pastries were excellent along with our cappuccino. Free Wi-Fi is a bonus since cell and data service can be spotty.

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Thank William H
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for stopping in! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you come back when you're in Bennington again. More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a Saturday evening going through town. Friendly staff and fresh eats - even at the end of the day. Nice change from fast food and tasty parries to boot!

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Thank Beverly K
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We're so glad you had a great experience and hope to see you again when you're in the area! More 

Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

I wound up here when I discovered the Brown Cow Cafe was closed Sundays. The coffee and bagels were good, and the atmosphere was fine.

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Thank G_c_A_12
Maeve W, Owner at South Street Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping in! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come back again. We'd like the opportunity to provide you a five-star experience!! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 15
Cuisine
American, Soups, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 19:00
Thursday
07:00 - 19:00
Friday
07:00 - 20:00
Saturday
07:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 South Street, Bennington, VT 05201-2246
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Bennington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-447-2433
Description
At the heart of Bennington since 1994, the South Street Cafe & Bakery serves high quality coffee, tea and baked goods. All soups, breads, and baked goods are made from scratch and by hand. Many offerings are vegetarian, some are vegan, and everything is delicious! Free wifi, live music and artists in residence all add to what we consider our motto - Coffee, Culture and Community.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?