Our Middlesex Cafe and Store

Whether it’s coffee and a pastry or full breakfast in the morning; soup, salad and a sandwich for lunch; or picking up a loaf of bread, some local cheese, and your favorite beverage for your evening, we’ve got you covered!

The café is located in the Middle Ground complex at the intersections of Vermont Routes 2, 100B, and US Interstate 89. We serve hot and cold drinks and have a wide range of breakfast and lunch items on the menu.

Travelers and locals alike are welcomed daily for breakfast, snacks, coffee, to enjoy here or take on the road, and Vermont provisions. We pride ourselves in providing a comfortable meeting place for friends, family, and businesses in central Vermont.


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Like our breads, Red Hen pastries are made from simple, uncomplicated ingredients—an approach that emphasizes the textures and flavors that come from proper fermentation and handling from mixing bowl to oven.

Provisions and Specialty Items

A retail store inside a cafe inside a bakery - what more could you ask for?

You can make us a stop on your food and beer tour of Vermont! We carry craft beers like Alchemist's Heady Topper, Lawson's Finest, local hard ciders, and Vermont & regional wines, not to mention special provisions like Lazy Lady and Jasper Hill cheeses, Kombucha, local meats, and a whole lot more.


A Full-Service Vermont Café, Meeting Place, and Speciality Provisions Store

Free Wi Fi

Sometimes we call ourselves the Middlesex Public Library! While enjoying breakfast or lunch, we often see customers working, reading the news, and even having business meetings. As long as you're supporting us, we're happy to support you.

Wheelchair Accesible

Our café is wheelchair accessible including the restrooms. If you need any special assistance, please contact us prior to your arrival or ask a staff member to help when you get here.

Vermont Craft Beer, Cider & Wine

Vermont is home to a dizzying array of brewers and cider makers. In our cafe, you can pick up beer from the Alchemist, Lawson's Finest, and many others.

Free Parking

We can accommodate cars or buses.

Electric Car Charging Stations

You can plug your EV in to one of our two level 2 chargers and have a full charge in a few hours, or use our level 3 charger to get juiced up to 80% in the time it takes you to eat lunch!