La Brioche 

Dining Guide Description:  A window into the kitchen at New England Culinary Institute’s European-style café lets you watch pastries, breads and cakes being prepared. Try the bagged lunches, which include a sandwich, salad or soup and a cookie or chips.

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 8 Users

Hours:  Closed: Sun.

Price:  $ (Less than $12)

Dining Categories:  MEALS, Breakfast, Lunch, No alcohol, AMENITIES, Offsite Catering, Outdoor Seating, Veggie-Friendly

Region:  Barre/Montpelier

Reviews / Comments (8)

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★★★★★ ★★★★★

Food's fab!
Come on, who doesn't LOVE great food...and La Brioche serves some simply delectable fare. On a recent morning, I was privileged to bite into a flaky, tender-crusted spinach and cheese quiche that left me oohhing and ahhing. Desserts are almost always divine. I still quiver thinking about a wedge of double fudge chocolate cake; then there was that whipped cream cake...be still my beating heart. I could go on, but you get the point. La Brioche serves wonderful food; wish the serving staff would reflect a little more of the passion that clearly went into the making of these sublime offerings! Food: 5 Ambiance: 3 Service: 3

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Posted by Greenfire on 08/10/2007 at 12:56 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Unhappy review in Seven Days- april 19-26
I was dismayed to see the unfavorable review. It is after all a teaching, casual place. The prices are fine, the Brioche (on weekends) is superb, the soup is usually good and it is quick and friendly. P.S. the preferred spelling is restaurateur if anybody cares! Food: 4 Ambiance: 4 Service: 4

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Posted by rivergirl on 05/03/2006 at 8:18 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Great for lunch
My friend asked me to meet her for lunch at LaBrioche and I was pleasantly suprised. I got a panini, salad and cookie for about what I would spend at McDonald's for one of their meal deals. The food was wonderful and delicious! Food: 5 Ambiance: 3 Service: 4

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Posted by readytorate on 05/01/2006 at 8:42 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Disappointing coffee.
The pastry I had was good enough, albeit a bit dry, but come on! With all the amazing coffees available in Vermont you choose to serve Green Mountain Coffee? Please! I'll seek another pastry-and-coffee spot in Montpelier next time I'm passing through. Food: 3 Ambiance: 3 Service: 4

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Posted by magichatter on 01/10/2010 at 1:39 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Great Soup!
Soup is the best option for dining here, because it is cheap and tasty, and comes with some bread! Food: 3 Ambiance: 3 Service: 3

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Posted by altosax on 06/26/2008 at 9:29 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

A Favorite Found
La Brioche makes the best ham & cheese croissants I've found in VT. I look forward to exploring their other savory treats. Food: 4 Ambiance: 3 Service: 2

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Posted by Food Junkie on 10/09/2007 at 9:11 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

condescending without justification
A NECI joint... SO WHAT? They manage to bake some things OK, but most are nothing to write home about. Too much sugar & shortening. The 3 stars are for the sticky buns, which are pretty good for Vermont. The best bread they bake goes to the restaurants and what they have for sale at La Brioche is uninspired. The 1 star is for the coffee. The espresso tastes like mud, and any suggestions as to how it should be made are met with scorn.... don't you know we are CULINARY INSTITUTE? Food: 3 Ambiance: 2 Service: 1

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Posted by debunker on 11/14/2007 at 3:31 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Overpriced.
I went to pick up a cake here for my boss. I was told that it wasn't done, and that they never got the order. I had the 'receipt' slip in my hand, and just asked for another cake to be decorated. It was like I was asking for a kidney transplant right there. Bring a $20 for just yourself to have some brunch type food. Food: 2 Ambiance: 1 Service: 1

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Posted by Anonymous343 on 03/29/2006 at 12:52 PM
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