Welcome to the new South Street Cafe & Bakery in beautiful and historic downtown Bennington, Vermont! We believe Bennington is on the cusp of great things and we are excited to be part of its revival.

While the look is new, the café has been serving the Bennington community since 1994. Since that time, the café has gone through a number of changes but has always acted as a center for the downtown community; offering patrons a place to gather, relax, share ideas, and recharge.

In the fall of 2015, the café changed hands to us, the new owners: Brian Darr, Steve Darr and Maeve Webster. After searching throughout the southwestern Vermont area, we found what we thought was a gem in downtown Bennington. Together, we bring a passion for food, a focus on customer service, and an excitement about the potential for the Bennington area. We hope to make the café a hub for the community – combining culture, and of course, coffee!

What we love most about the café are its patrons. Since we took over, our patrons have been supportive, energizing, and welcoming. When you visit, you’ll see our patrons come from a variety of backgrounds and ages, however, everyone feels comfortable here. That’s what we want, a place to share, to connect and to build on the rich history of Bennington. 

And of course we love our indispensable and hard-working staff! The staff is the glue that’s kept everything together through the initial changes. Jason, Caley, Brandon, Xander, and Kate – our newest addition! – are invaluable and help to make the café what it is.

Come in and experience the new look and feel of the cafe, but rest assured, the same comfort, hospitality and great food you grew to love from the start still remains.




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We believe in supporting the community, including Vermont and northeast farmers and small batch food artisans. Whenever possible, we purchase our goods locally.

Here are some of the brands we’re proud to offer at the café:


Vermont Coffee Company

North Country Smokehouse

Black River Produce

Carol's Cookies

The Sugarman

Henry’s Market


Green Mountain Farm

Thomas Dairy

Green Mountain Creamery

Gammelgarden Creamery

Maple Meadow Farm

Vermont Butter and Cheese

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