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Warm and inviting, casual fine dining at Café Provence is a truly memorable experience. Located in the restored historic section of downtown Brandon, Vermont—Chef Robert Barral, former Executive Chef of the New England Culinary Institute and The Four Seasons in Boston, crafts our seasonal menu to showcase not only his talents as a chef, but also highlight the best meats, cheeses, and vegetables that local farms have to offer. Our overall style is French Bistro with a decidedly Mediterranean influence. Working out of our open kitchen, our experienced chefs make sure that only the finest seafood, meats, fresh vegetables, fine breads and award winning desserts are served by our friendly, courteous and knowledgeable staff. We have a full service bar and an extensive wine list and encourage guests to ask about suggested pairings with their courses.

Just one block north on Route 7 is the Gourmet Provence Bakery. Here you’ll find incredible breakfast pastries, breads, fine desserts, cakes to order, specialty coffees, Vermont delicacies, and many hard to find gourmet cooking ingredients. The store also features a very well stocked wine room that is sure to please everyone.


Outdoor seating is available at both locations in the summer.

Our Menus

The varied menus feature ultra-fresh ingredients gathered from local purveyors of meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables produced right here in Vermont. Combining these together with French flair, Chef Robert creates flavorful fare ranging from freshly tossed salads to steaming hot soups, unforgettable hors-d’oeuvres , memorable main courses and melt-in-your-mouth desserts. We are happy to accommodate your specific food requirements and offer a gluten-free version of most menu items as well as vegan and vegetarian alternatives. Just ask your server.

What People are Saying About Café Provence

Mary J says:

"I finally found the best salmon in Vermont! Big treat to travel an hour to get the salmon served over lobster polenta. Thank you Chef."

debra garrow says:

"loved the food and the atmosphere.... i cant even imagine eating somewhere else"

Cathy says:

"Amazing French bistro in a small town of Brandon Vermont. Family friendly but also upscale enough to expose children to a little class. Wide choice of dishes in the Provence style, fresh bread and desserts. Made my week. Children's menu reasonable with healthy delicious selections and ice cream."

Lillian rohe says:

"Fabulous Mothers Day brunch, Lots of selection and all wonderfully appetizing. And don't get me started on the scrumptious desserts!!!"

Lynn & Madeleine Bochner says:

"Dear Chef Robert
Brandon is for brides they say. In my experience it is also for brides and grooms on their 50th anniversary! Having happily made it for the duration, how heart warming it was to find family and friends at a surprise party at your place. Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in. We were welcomed with champagne served by your smiling staff Amy and Kirsten. The food was delicious, the staff always attentive, and what a treat it was to see you taking the time to join us! The beautiful cake Tammy baked was so chocolaty, everybody raved about it!
Our heartfelt thanks to all who helped to make this occasion special, especially for your presence and all the orchestration and dedication behind the scene.
Thank you. Lynn and Madeleine."

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Café Provence

11 Center Street
Brandon VT
(802) 247-9997
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Tuesday – Saturday
Lunch: 11:30am – 2pm
Bistro: 2pm – 4:30pm
Dinner: 5pm – 9pm

Brunch: 9am – 3pm
Bistro: 3pm – 4:30pm
Dinner: 5pm – 9pm

Closed Mondays
until Spring