Chubby Muffin

Bakery | Coffee House | Eclectic | Health Food | Ice Cream Parlor | Vegetarian
One of the best

Considering the success of their older restaurant, named The Skinny Pancake, it makes some sense that the proprietors christened their new bakery / coffee shop with a similarly silly sobriquet: The Chubby Muffin. The good muffins come both sweet and savory. Apple-cinnamon, banana chocolate chip, corn, and cheddar-jalapeno all deserve a whirl. Also available at breakfast are freshly-baked English muffins to accompany local eggs, local sausage, or bacon.

Breakfast pastries are just the beginning. Lunch is grand, too. I love what’s called the Southern Gentleman – one of those English muffins packed with Vermont-smoked pork in tangy maple barbecue sauce. You can’t go wrong with the 1/3 pound Beef Burger (local beef with Cabot cheddar cheese); and for vegetarians, there’s a Black Bean Burger, also available with Vermont cheddar. Chubby Muffin bread and paninis hold locally-sourced and artisan-made ingredients, from Vermont-cured bacon to basil-sunflower-seed pesto. No matter what else you get, do have cheese curds on the side. These squiggles of dairy goodness are encased in a spicy batter and fried until the cheese within begins to ooze through fissures in a golden-brown crust. Chubby Muffin also makes its own ice cream. It is hardly a mere muffin hut!

The Chubby Muffin also calls itself a coffee house. In that category are expertly made lattes, cappucinos and the like, as well as hot cocoa, tea, and smoothies. Among interesting bottled drinks is a barely-sweet sparkling maple seltzer that goes well with just about anything.

Well-meaning and with an admirable locavore mission, the Chubby Muffin is a likeable place just so long as you aren’t in a hurry. Whether the staff formally subscribes to the slow food movement, I don’t know. But I did watch them prepare food with measured care and expertise, with no apparent short cuts. Dining facilities consist of a few crowded-together seats in a tiny dining area and a scattering of tables out front on the sidewalk.

What to Eat
Chubby Muffin, Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin
Lemon poppy seed muffins are radiant with citrus zest.
Chubby Muffin, Cheese Curds (1/4 pound)
Cheese Curds (1/4 pound)
Cheese curds are fried to a crisp with molten insides.
Chubby Muffin, Cheddar Maple Bacon Muffin
Cheddar Maple Bacon Muffin
The chubby cheddar-maple-bacon bar is reminiscent of a muffin top.
Chubby Muffin, Maple Seltzer
Maple Seltzer
Barely sweet and subtly mapley: very refreshing!
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday8 am - 4 pm
Monday7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday7:30 am - 8 pm
Thursday7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday7:30 am - 4 pm
Saturday8 am - 4 pm
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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