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Common Sense Cafe

28 Cross St, Island Pond, VT 05846-3002
+1 802-723-4453
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
29 Mar 2016
“Out of business ”
30 Jun 2015
“This restaurant is closed”
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28 Cross St, Island Pond, VT 05846-3002
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

This place had the best Reuben sandwich Everything home made, in store. I guess the owner of the building upped their rent and ran them out of business. Really makes no sense, there's very few places to eat in town. They own the clothing business...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank Leonard T
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We went to have lunch here and discovered it was closed. It was very good when open--last year friends and I had a nice lunch here, and we anticipated the same in 2015. Alas, no more.

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank greyhairedwanderer
Reviewed 19 September 2014

This cafe/deli (Also known as The Yellow Deli) is part of an international community of faith-based businesses. First, the fare: sandwiches, baked goods, salads, coffees/teas, and modest prices. Everything is straightforward, fresh, and decently presented. You can't do a lot better in a place like...More

Date of visit: September 2014
Thank StepMorris1
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Cool artsy decor. Some of the best home fries I've ever had just because they were so different. Worth the long wait for food as it was all delicious. Excellent homemade breads and pastries. Let's face it, there's not a lot of choices up this...More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank AuntJeanie
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Recently visited Common Sense for the first time, lunch with friends, and was pleasantly surprised to have an excellent Reuben Sandwich--the best I have had in some time. All of the other luncheon companions were pleased as well with their order. The waitress was efficient,...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank greyhairedwanderer
Reviewed 15 April 2014

I have been looking for a good pancake since Maple Grove Farms of vt changed their mix from New Hope Mills custom mix and The Common Sense Cafe's is the best Pancake of all! Delicious! We sat in the room with stools and a large...More

Date of visit: April 2014
Thank robbia914
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Service great. Food wonderful. Very neat. The handmade crafted walls, ceiling, tables and chairs were to be admired. Would return again.

Date of visit: August 2013
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Reviewed 29 August 2013

Now called "The Yellow Deli" this place has a rustic atmosphere that you won't see anywhere else. Often someone is playing harp or guitar, and there is nothing processed served in this place. Everything is made from scratch, and the food is amazing! Even if...More

Date of visit: December 2012
Reviewed 26 August 2013

Cycling through Island Pond we wanted to pick up a sandwich to go and stopped at the Common Sense as it was the first place we saw, it looked enticing - the decor is funky, the menu fine. We ordered drinks which took a while...More

Date of visit: August 2013
Thank eggphil
Reviewed 29 July 2013

While I was here I had a strange sensation that I was in the twilight zone. The waitresses were wearing peasant dresses from decades ago. It is not exactly business as usual. Now, on the TZ, that would mean that the prices were from the...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank VTyankee
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  • Address: 28 Cross St, Island Pond, VT 05846-3002
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Northeast Kingdom  >  Island Pond
  • Phone Number: +1 802-723-4453
It is also known as Yellow Deli. Because there are so few restaurants in Island Pond, and this one is very good, people should know about it. Also, wonderfully wacky decor!
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