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Best Dessert in Burlington, VT?

katiepie May 26, 2007 04:25 AM

Hi 'hounds,

Sometimes my husband and I like to go out for coffee and dessert. We use to go to NECI on Church Street... the dessert sampler was fabulous. Since then, we haven't found a place that has wowed us. Any suggestions? What are your favorites places for coffee and dessert?

Thanks in advance!

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    Jayne in VT Jun 9, 2007 05:27 AM

    If you want to be wowed (and I never have been by NECI's offerings), try Gesine's in Montpelier. Unfortunately there is no room to sit and relax, but have to say you can't beat it IMHO.

    I'm quite partial to the new coffee place in Waterbury at the station. The barista there is excellent and makes a fine job of any of the coffees on offer. I haven't tried their food, but it looks good.

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    1. re: Jayne in VT
      katiepie Jun 10, 2007 06:05 AM

      Thanks, Jenny and Jayne... my husband and I will have to take a couple of short trips this summer, which is always a lot of fun!

      Last Tuesday we stopped at the Green Room for the first time. Husband is taking a class next door, so we popped in afterwards. We had drinks and a flourless chocolate cake, and both were fabulous! We're going to go again this week and try something else.

      Thanks again for the suggestions... I'll let you know when we try them both out.


      1. re: katiepie
        Jayne in VT Jun 10, 2007 05:25 PM

        Oh, I will have to try the Green Room. Sounds good!

        I will warn you Gesine's is an afternoon jaunt (closes at 5 weekdays, 4 on weekends W-SUN) but it is definitely worth the trip. Pie day on Fridays -- apple & caramel a specialty. Their cheesecakes are divine, delicious chocolate hearts ($1) will taunt you, and avoid fruit mousse-y types -- not enough punchy flavor. Lunch is very disappointing but breakfast items are addictive!

    2. greenmtnjenny May 29, 2007 07:04 PM

      The desserts at The Kitchen Table Bistro are divine and just a short drive from Burlington. Three friends and I recently went there for dessert; we all have different tastes and each of us were thouroughly pleased with our choices. They have a dessert wines too for pairings. Check out the menu:

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