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Common Sense Cafe

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28 Cross St, Island Pond, VT 05846-3002
+1 802-723-4453
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 across the street, and word is they're going to move the deli there? That's what... More 

Thank Leonard T
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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.

Thank greyhairedwanderer
Randolph, Vermont
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277 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
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 Island Pond, which is close to being the end of civilization. Some people might be... More 

Thank StepMorris1
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118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
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 way for restaurants, but this is a special place in the kingdom and worth a... More 

Thank AuntJeanie
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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, the atmosphere pleasant, and the restaurant clean. My order was half a sandwich and a... More 

Thank greyhairedwanderer
East Burke, Vermont
1 review
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 window that was just beautiful, clean, wholesome! I cannot wait to go back, would like... More 

Thank robbia914
Bedford, New Hampshire
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282 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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.

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West Glover, Vermont
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 you just want a refreshing smoothie, you won't be disappointed. Worth the visit, friendly people!

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 to appear, and two peanut butter and banana sandwiches. We waited 30 minutes for these,... More 

Thank eggphil
Burlington VT
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155 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
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 70s too, and they are not. $2 for a cup of coffee. But they do... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Location and Contact Information
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?