on October 2, 2006
My girlfriend is a HUGE fan of Food Network personality, Alton Brown. He is an alumnus of the New England Culinary Institute located in Montpelier. She noticed that the Institute has 3 local eateries where the food is made and the shop is staffed by studentsLocated in downtown Montpelier, this little cafe/bakery seemed to be a local favorite. We went there in the late morning (prior to lunch) and found it to be bustling. We had an early lunch. They had a meal package with a side salad or soup, half a sandwich, and a dessert for about $5 (I forget the exact price). Everything was fresh and delicious. Other items seemed reasonably priced as well.Along one side of the restaurant, you could look into the test kitchen where students would hone their craft.Food was good, people were friendly, and service was brisk. I would go back there again.
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