Menu

Red Hen Cafe Menu

We make everything in-house from scratch with the finest ingredients. Many of our items feature local and/or organic ingredients.

Breakfast Sandwiches Coffee & Teas Soups Lunch Sandwiches Salads Pastries

Features

Everything on our menu is great, but we always like to feature a couple of items that we are particularly excited about.

Jambon Beurre

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$7.50

  • With the appearance of VT Salumi's "smoky, succulent, herbaceous ham" we wanted to so something to highlight this sublime new local product. What could be better than the traditional French sandwich? Paired with our baguette, VT Creamery butter, and grainy mustard, we think it is sublime!

Top of the Mornin’ to Ya!

Enjoy a little breakfast in the morning (or afternoon). Our breakfast pastries may do the trick for you, but for a more traditional breakfast, try these options.

Our Breakfast Sandwich

$4.50

  • Featuring farm fresh eggs, Cabot Cheddar, and lemon chive butter on Mad River Grain Bread. A great start to the day. Augment it with spinach, sausage, bacon, or ham if you wish!

Toast

$2.50

    • Two slices, butter, your choice of our bread
    • Add Peanut Butter $1.00
    • Add Jam $0.65

Granola

$3.25

  • A bowl of Nutty Steph's Granola, add .55 for cold or steamed milk.

Café Classics

Our coffees and espresso drinks start with the carefully selected and roasted beans from the team at Vermont Artisan Coffee & Tea in Waterbury. We take pride in honoring their work by handling our coffee carefully. We source teas from both Vermont Artisan and Stoneleaf Tea in Middlebury.

Other Hot Drinks

In addition to traditional coffee and tea, we serve chai, Champlain Orchards cider and seasonally available flavored espresso drinks using house made vanilla milk, Fat Toad Farm caramel, Side Hill Farm maple pumpkin butter and local egg nog.

 

House-made Soups of the Day

Our soup masters keep the cafe supplied with a variety of soups featuring lots of local ingredients. Each day, we offer a vegetarian and a meat option.

Some of our "Greatest Hits"

  • Beef goulash
  • Chicken tagine
  • Mulligatawny
  • Potato kale
  • Hungarian cream of mushroom
  • Tomato bisque

Tomato Bisque

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  • A slightly more grown-up version of the classic comfort food. Made with organic tomatoes and Monument Farms cream. Especially good with grilled cheese!

Hot Sandwiches

Panini-pressed sandwiches served with a pickle during all hours the cafe is open.

Grilled Cheese

$2.00/4.00

  • Cabot Cheddar or Swiss Cheese on your choice of bread.

Farmer’s Grilled Cheese

$4.00/8.00

  • Cabot Cheddar, Braised Local Greens, and Pesto Mayo. Grilled

Rachael

$4.15/8.30

  • Our take on the Turkey Reuben with North Country Turkey, kraut, swiss cheese, and TI Dressing on Alice’s Rye, grilled.

Mushroom Reuben

$4.15/8.30

  • "Pastrami-Spiced" Mushrooms, Swiss, Kraut, TI Dressing on Rye, grilled.

Made to Order Lunch Sandwiches

Delicious cold sandwiches served with a pickle. Choose from one of our signature creations or create your own custom sandwich from our build-your-own menu. Sandwich bar closes at 5:00.

The Green Gobbler

$4.38/8.75

  • North Country Turkey, Pesto Mayo and Lettuce, you choice of bread.

Ham on croissant

$8.75

  • It really doesn't get much better than the simplicity of these two great foods sharing the stage together. VT Salumi ham and swiss cheese on our croissant, a touch of dijon mustard and mayo, and a leaf of lettuce.

Turkey and Cranberry

$4.38/8.75

  • North country Turkey, House-made Cranberry Chutney, Mayo, Red Onion and Lettuce, on your choice of bread.

House Roast Beef

$4.10/8.20

  • House Roasted, Coffee Rubbed, Local Beef, Horseradish Mayo and Lettuce on your choice of bread.

Tuna Salad

$4.38/8.75

  • Tuna Salad (U.S. Pole-Caught Tuna, Red Onion, Pickle, Celery, Mayo) and Lettuce on your choice of bread.

Egg Salad

$3.50/7.00

  • Our own egg salad made with local eggs on the bread of your choice.

BLT

$4.90/9.75

  • Nothing says summer like a BLT, and it doesn't get much better than our's with local tomatoes, bacon and garlic mayo on toasted Waitsfield Common (or your choice of bread).

Jambon Beurre

$7.50

  • With the appearance of VT Salumi's "smoky, succulent, herbaceous ham" we wanted to so something to highlight this sublime new local product. What could be better than the traditional French sandwich? Paired with our baguette, VT Creamery butter, and grainy mustard, we think it is sublime!

Salads

Choose from spinach salad (which you can augment with tuna and/or egg salad) or one of our specials that we change with seasons. Favorite creations include our kale salad and our butternut squash salad, but we make several others when inspiration hits us!

Kale Salad

$4.00/8.00

  • A perennial favorite featuring local, organic kale, celery, sesame seeds, parmesan cheese, and lemon-maple vinaigrette.

Farmer’s Greens Salad

$3.50/7.00

  • Local Greens, Sunflower Seeds, Croutons and Lemon Vinaigrette.

Cucumber Salad

$4.00/8.00

  • Local Cucumbers, Red Onion, Dill, Mustard Seed, Vinegar, Sugar and Salt.

Pastries

Of course, no meal at Red Hen is complete without a little something from our pastry case. This is a bakery after all! Our pastry list is so long we devoted an entire page to it.