Muddy Waters

Café and Coffee Shop$$$$
  • Ranked #2 for cafés in Burlington
  • Rachel M.
    "Hazelnut muddy shake is to die for."(3 Tips)
    Ali K.
    "Try the raspberry hot chocolate with their fresh whipped cream-- life..."(2 Tips)
    Julia M.
    "Mate latte is amazing AND The coffee milkshake is to die for."(2 Tips)
    Kirsten R.
    "Get the iced chai or the iced mocha!"(2 Tips)
58 Tips and reviews
  • coffee
  • espresso drinks
  • milkshakes
  • cozy
  • casual
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  • William H.
    William HallJanuary 2, 2014
    this is my favorite cafe in all of Btown, the atmosphere is incredible, really unique seating arrangements, coffee is great, they serve beer (good too!), and their baked goods are really tasty
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 26, 2016
    OK: This adorable Burlington spot is primarily a coffee shop. But once you try the Muddy Shake, made with chocolate gelato and espresso, you’ll never go back to your normal coffee order. Read more
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel McQueeneyJune 10, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Nestle into the cabin-like booths with a book or pick a spot by the window to people watch main street. Hazelnut muddy shake is to die for. Who doesn't love espresso and ice cream!?
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzSeptember 22, 2015
    Very cool coffee shop with great espresso drinks and freshest pastries. Scones. Try them. Be prepared to wait for a table during peak hours. Aka always :)
  • John
    JohnSeptember 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy the cabin-esque comfort with a coffee and a newspaper by the front window looking out onto Main Street. One of my favorite places to be on a cloudy fall day!
  • Michael R.
    Michael RooneyJanuary 30
    Muddy Waters has absolutely the best coffee in town. Try brew it so you can taste it. Their cookies and pastries are a gear match for their coffee.
  • Nate B.
    Nate BeattyApril 25, 2015
    No wireless, but take it as a gift rather than a hindrance. Go to Muddy Waters, get a hot beverage (or a cold beer) and enjoy the company of a good book for a bit.
  • Amy J.
    Amy Johnson CookDecember 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great coffee, local beers and kombucha on tap, nice people watching from the front windows and delicious snacks.
  • Luckyeastern36
    Luckyeastern36July 14, 2016
    I go out of my way to get the bagel with olive cream cheese here--so good! Also one of the best coffee spots
  • Julia M.
    Julia MorenoFebruary 16, 2013
    Mate latte is amazing AND The coffee milkshake is to die for. No wireless is a definite drawback though
  • Nathan H.
    Nathan HartswickNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Wonderful cozy environment and good java. Lack of wireless may improve your productivity, but presence of attractive college girls may diminish it. May want to bring headphones.
  • Casey P.
    Casey PalmerJanuary 24, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The Espresso here is unmatched. Their Mocha is the best in town, and the iced double Americano is simple perfection.
  • John
    JohnJuly 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Check the cracks in the wall for random notes left on scraps of paper. Always a good source of entertainment
  • Cory D.
    Cory DolphinMarch 22, 2012
    Pair the Matte, zucchini bread and great music, productivity will ensue. And if not, at least you enjoyed yourself
  • Stéphanie N.
    Great drinks. Few vegan food options. But nice atmosphere, open late although seating is tough sunday afternoons.
  • darryl o.
    darryl ohrtFebruary 3, 2016
    Coffee, Burlington style. No wifi to keep the worker dorks away. Leave your laptop at home and bring a book instead.
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellDecember 12, 2016
    Rated best milkshake in Vermont on Foursquare. For good reason. Go get one. Now.
  • Irene F.
    Irene FaccioloDecember 30, 2014
    Really yummy chocolate chip cookies!!! And excellent atmosphere.
  • Ali K.
    Ali KellyFebruary 1, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the raspberry hot chocolate with their fresh whipped cream-- life changing.
  • Casey P.
    Casey PalmerOctober 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    ooo-wee! The Chai is spicy ... and delicious. Try it iced with a shot of espresso.
  • Devin B.
    Devin BasileFebruary 15, 2016
    Coffee conversation and cookies. Got there right when a fresh batch was being served. Perfecto.
  • Akie B.
    Akie BermissJuly 22, 2013
    yeah. that was an excellent cuppa'. take it from an itinerant musical coffee nerd.
  • Mauro A.
    Mauro AgnelliniSeptember 20, 2014
    Smoothies are great, they serve maté as well.
  • Keeton F.
    Keeton FeavelMay 29, 2016
    The iced white mocha is absolutely amazing!
  • Anna P.
    Anna PalmerAugust 9, 2013
    The coffee shake is ridiculously good if you need a treat/pick me up.
  • Kirsten R.
    Kirsten RandMay 26, 2015
    Get the iced chai or the iced mocha!
  • Jay B.
    Jay Beezy (Bargayo)March 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Raspberry hot chocolate is the bomb diggity no doubt.
  • Abbie M.
    Abbie MaxfieldMay 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Strawberry, banana, pineapple smoothie with yogurt- the best!
  • Malvin A.
    Malvin AyalaJanuary 2, 2014
    The BBQ pulled pork sandwich was delicious!!!
  • Joe N.
    Joe NusbaumSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Muddy's shake is the best in town. Just don't ask what their secret is.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJuly 7, 2015
    Solid coffee and milkshakes here!
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SlivaSeptember 20, 2012
    Order the steamed maple milk
  • Kirsten R.
    Kirsten RandMay 26, 2015
    Iced chai!!
  • Laura L.
    Laura LatkaMarch 5, 2010
    You're crazy if you walk out of here without trying the carrot apple orange juice. Amazing.
  • Jenna C.
    Jenna CalviFebruary 13, 2013
    Try the mango lemonade! It's delightful.
  • Sebastian M.
    Sebastian MasseyOctober 8, 2010
    Best mochas in the world. No really, I've tried them all over.
  • Mixed S.
    Mixed SignalsDecember 4, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Decent space. Meh coffee. Great shakes
  • Andrea A.
    Andrea AquinoNovember 9, 2013
    I ordered a peppermint mocha and got a chai. Wah wah.
  • Devin B.
    Devin BasileMarch 29, 2015
    Fresh chocolate chip cookies.
  • Ben F.
    Ben FederMarch 10, 2013
    Totally relaxing environment! :)
  • DeepDish
    DeepDishApril 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're looking for wifi, keep walking. Good coffee tho
  • Robert Q.
    Robert QuelchJune 11, 2010
    Great place for a good cup of coffee and a bagel on a Saturday morning.
  • Michael N.
    Michael NedellJuly 20, 2013
    Chill out and read the times
  • Skyler Preston D.
    Muddy Shake. Always a great call.
  • Aria R.
    Aria RicciJanuary 17, 2011
    Muddys is like my second home. LOVE it.
  • Jim
    JimAugust 24, 2012
    Great atmosphere!
  • Matthew B.
    Matthew BensonDecember 10, 2014
    Great coffee
  • Lane K.
    Lane KisonakDecember 31, 2013
    Mate latte!
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterAugust 6, 2014
    The hippy vibe
  • Blythe W.
    Blythe WisniewskiSeptember 14, 2010
    Great place to grab a cup of coffee and do some homework. But no wireless internet.
  • James
    JamesFebruary 8, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    dirty hippie: off-menu, but a drink like none other.
  • Abby
    AbbyJune 9, 2011
    No wireless is kind of a problem, but the atmosphere is nice
  • Jason R.
    Jason RossSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Ginger lemonade
  • John
    JohnSeptember 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    All about the House French!
  • Will S.
    Will SkolochenkoFebruary 24, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the homemade cookies, especially summer love
  • Anna P.
    Anna PalmerJune 1, 2010
    This million calorie shake is worth it!
  • Amanda W.
    Amanda WormannDecember 9, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Muddy's shake, but that's a given.
  • James
    JamesApril 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    dirty soy chai FTMFW.
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