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August First

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149 S Champlain St, At the Corner of Main St, Burlington, VT 05401-5092
+1 802-540-0060
07:30 - 17:00
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Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

August First was the first thing I did on my first morning in Burlington and I ended up going back each morning (total of 3) just to try something different. Really like the "no tech" rules because it makes room for conversation and taking in the rustic decor of the joint! Fresh baked breads and pastries. Delicious coffee. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Thank Alyx31
Storrs, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

It was hard to order, I wanted everything on the menu, perhaps I'm bakery deprived. Settled on cup of fantastic mushroom soup and half of a mozzarella/tomato on a baguette. All very nice. My latte was also very nice. We went back for afternoon snack (lemon ginger scone!) We were staying down the street and planned to stop there for... More 

Thank kabumpous
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Maple biscuit , breakfast sandwich and coffee were all OK . Tables were dirty as was the bathroom . Lots of staff but they were very busy talking to each other .

Thank richstowe
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

This is the BREAKFAST, great place, warm atmosphere, super good food and nice people! It's a nice bakery developed in a ex huge garage a COOL!

Thank fedearma85
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Fresh baked goods, a funky, healthy atmosphere and NO wifi, makes this a great place to go to really talk to people and "connect"! Love the setting and feeling of August First and it is a great spot to pick up baked goods and walk down to the waterfront with coffee for a casual breakfast. Always good!

Thank Sarah S
New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We came for breakfast during our stay in Burlington and it was excellent. I had a maple biscuit while my husband had the chocolate au pain. A lot of bakeries we find the baked goods to be bordering stale but both of these were nice and fresh. The biscuit was sweet and flaky. It was pretty busy and loud but... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This place is cozzy, very appropiate to bring friends for coffee and conversation. no rush. Bread and pastries are fresh and delicious. There is an assortments of breakfast and lunch sandwiches on the menu.. My favorite breakfast place when in Burligton.

Thank cremebrulee960
Towson, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I walked in exactly at 11.50 after parking in front. The young lady at the counter helped me fill my order of a combo: soup du jour and a half Vermonter sandwich. As I sat to eat at a wood table the hungry lunch crowd filled the room to the door. I finished my fresh delicious meal, cleaned up and... More 

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Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a late afternoon snack during a drizzly day trip. We totally enjoyed our baked goods - awesome maple scone. As good as homemade from a great baker!

1 Thank Bruce548893
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Didn't try the coffee here but not a huge coffee selection. However, the baked goods and sandwiches for breakfast are absolutely high quality amazing! I got the Chipotle one and it was so big I split it! So much flavor and amazing bread. Come here to eat a quick but filling breakfast sandwich!

1 Thank Michelle D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 S Champlain St, At the Corner of Main St, Burlington, VT 05401-5092
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 802-540-0060
August First Bakery and Cafe is locally owned and has been serving great pastries, coffee, breakfast and lunch since 2009. A true local favorite, located in a bright and open renovated industrial garage. A very Vermont experience with fresh and delicious food served by a friendly staff. Everything is made from scratch! Croissants, scones, muffins, Koiugn Amann, healthy soups and salads.

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