Front Seat Coffee

Front Seat Coffee


Hey Y'all! Here's where you can catch us playing tunes this week!!
*Wednesday 3/9- Kelly Ravin solo at The Scale House in Hardwick 6:30-8:30
*Thursday 3/10- The Wallflower Collective in Burlington 7:00-9:00
*Friday 3/11- Red Barn Brewing in Danville 5:00-7:00
*Saturday 3/12- Tacos and Taps Bar in Morrisville 7:00-9:00
*Sunday 3/13- Front Seat Coffee in Hardwick 9-11:00 am...then Julio's Cantina in Montpelier 5:00-7:00!
Hi friends!
This Saturday, March 5th we are doing a really cool event at Front Seat Coffee in Hardwick. From 6:00-8:00 pm, we will be playing music while folks can purchase beer/wine from Birdsong Beer & Wine right next door for consumption at Front Seat. There will also be appetizers and snacks available! Pre-Ordered tickets are $10...get them here: walkins will be $15. We hope to see you there
Hey friends!!
We are really looking forward to playing music at South Mountain Tavern in Bristiol tonight from 7:00-9:00!!
Then tomorrow (sunday) is a busy day for us...
Front Seat Coffee in Hardwick 9:00-10:30 am
Foam Brewers in Burlington 1:00-3:00 pm
Julio's Cantina in Montpelier 5:00-7:00
Hey Friends!
Here's where you can catch us playing tunes the next few days:
Wednesday 2/9- Kelly Ravin solo at The Scale House 6:30-8:30
Thursday 2/10- The Wallflower Collective, Burlington VT 7-9
Friday 2/11- The Anonymous Coffeehouse, Lebanon NH 9:00
Sunday 2/13- Front Seat Coffee, Hardwick VT 9:00-11:00 am
Monday 2/14 The Scale House Valentines Day event 6:30-8:30
We'll be playing our usual 2 sunday gigs today!
Front Seat Coffee 9:00-11:00 am
Julio's Cantina 5:00-7:00 pm
“The Vermont Everyone Eats program has had a profound impact on our business. Not only has it been vital to feeding our local community but it has engaged future customers, and has helped us build back and expand the number of people we can employ. Through the VEE we have developed new menu items that have become a regular item in our cafe. This program has been more effective than any of the other stimulus programs that were available to us.”
Tobin Porter, Front Seat Coffee

Take part in a fun community event while you help your local library and your local businesses – bring all those jars and bins of coins to town!

Between now and Valentine’s Day, the Jeudevine Library is hosting a contest by which you visit your favorite local businesses and drop change (either from home by buying something while you're there). The dollars collected will be tallied and we'll have a winner at V-Day. The winner gets a special brick in the walkway to the new library!

It's a popularity contest... it's a way to put coins back into circulation... it's a way to clean out your coin jars... and the end result is a new library with actual places to sit down! All proceeds will go to the Furniture Fund for the new library.

We have jars at the following places: Connie's Kitchen, The Village Restaurant, Buffalo Mountain Food Coop, Whistle Emporium, The Galaxy Bookshop, Birdsong Beer & Wine, Front Seat Coffee, and Vermont Natural Coatings. You are also welcome to drop them off at the library!
Here's where we'll be playing tunes in the next few days:
Weds. 1/5- Kelly Ravin solo at The Scale House 6:30-8:30
Thursday 1/6- South Mountain Tavern 7:00-9:00
Saturday 1/8- Positive Pie in Hardwick 6:00-9:00
Sunday 1/9 -Front Seat Coffee 9:00-11:00 am then... Julio's Cantina 5:00-7:00!!
Community Capital borrower Front Seat Coffee of Hardwick is partnering with Craftsbury Outdoor Center to offer skiers hot beverages. This creative little pod lends a new meaning to "satellite office"!
One week left to donate new hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves to the Hardwick Area Food Pantry holiday boxes! Cozy items for your neighbors can be dropped off at the Hardwick Area Food Pantry, Inc., Inc., Front Seat Coffee, Greensboro Free Library or the Jeudevine Library .
Do you live in or know someone who does? We need your help! Every 3 years we need to collect over 130 signatures from Hardwick registered voters to continue receiving Town Appropriations. We love serving the town of Hardwick and appreciate your help in spreading the word!!
PS- While you are in there signing petitions, please consider supporting these businesses who support LFC!

Positive Pie in Hardwick
Birdsong Beer & Wine
Front Seat Coffee
Buffalo Mountain Food Coop
The dangers when your CSA is delivered to the awesome local coffee shop and bakery! Oh all those layers!!

Community cafe and bakery! We are dedicated to amazing coffee and baked goods, with a commitment to


See you tomorrow night from 5:30 - 8:30pm! Bring your favorite game or try a new one here. Enjoy a beverage from as well as a light snack and coffee here. Can’t wait to see you there!


We sure do love our little town. This counter helped us through another year of serving our community the best coffee and treats that we can and we can’t wait for another great year with you all! Come on in to try the latest special, the gingerbread latte.


Happy New Year ✨🥂
We hope you all had a great holiday!!
We had a great break but sure are ready to be back!! Back to our regular hours starting tomorrow morning 1/3!
Can’t wait to see all your lovely faces again 😁


Front Seat Coffee will be hosting another board game night with Annie Houston on December 15th! Please come join us for some great fun with friends and neighbors. This will be taking place every third Thursday of the month. Birdsong will be open for beverages to purchase and enjoy while you play and some light snacks and coffee here at Front Seat.


Tomorrow is opening day for the Satellite ! We can’t wait to see you all there for the rest of the winter. Saturdays and Sundays 9-3 😃


As we soon turn our calendars to December, the Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor group (HANtN), the Hardwick Area Food Pantry, and the Civic Standard are mobilizing, along with a number of local collection point partners, to make sure all heads, hands and feet stay warm this coming winter! Some local knit creations are no doubt already underway due to an earlier announced HANtN kick-off for the annual hat, scarf, mitten and sock drive. These items will be included in the Hardwick Area Food Pantry holiday boxes and distributed to area schools.

In addition to a goal of “100 Hats for Hardwick…and Beyond”, we are focusing on increasing the sock inventory this year, targeting 300 adult and 100 youth pairs.

To supplement the efforts of local knitters, The Hardwick Area Neighbor to Neighbor group was delighted to receive word from Darn Tough Vermont Socks that their donation request was approved (see picture below). We are most grateful for their delivery of 25 colorful merino wool socks, guaranteed for life!

A generous grant from the "Warm Toes Fund” of The Jewish Community of Greater Stowe facilitated the purchase of 88 additional pairs of youth and adult socks for distribution this holiday. They were secured from the Bombas company, which donates one pair of socks to an individual who is homeless for every pair purchased.

Meanwhile, the Civic Standard hosted a “knit-in” on November 5th and has an upcoming knit-in scheduled for December 7th from 5-8. Drop-offs for all donated items will be at clearly identified boxes at the following locations:

Jeudevine Library
Front Seat Coffee
The Civic Standard
Buffalo Mountain Food Coop
Hardwick Area Food Pantry, Inc.

The Hardwick Area Food Pantry asks that donations be new hats, scarves, mittens or socks. All shapes, sizes and colors are welcome!

We are once again thankful for the generosity of our community in contributing to the well-being and warmth of all our neighbors!


You all are what make Front Seat what it is and we appreciate your feedback. Below is a link to a survey that we would love for you to take, it also can be found on our website. This will help us make Front Seat even better and learn more about what we should keep doing and what we can change. As a thank you for your time there is a $1.00 coupon at the end of it, bring that into the shop to redeem on your favorite Front Seat treat.


Doing some Internet upgrades! If you are a regular Internet user at Front Seat you will notice that you there is a new public password. Also, hopefully the Internet will be more reliable!


Happy Thanksgiving!!


Something sweet and something savory. We work hard on everything we put out for you all keeping a good variety with the goal of something amazing for everyone! These are 2 of our favorite croissants.
Left: farmers cheese from with herbs and tomatoes
Right: our classic chocolate croissant


We will be hosting a Board Game Night here at Front Seat with Annie Houston! will also be open for any and all cold beverage needs!
We will have some snacks and espresso drinks.
Games will be provided but feel free to bring your favorite to share.
Come join us next Thursday, November 17th from 5:30-8:30pm.


Hello Friends!
We have reorganized our retail area and now have some extra space opened up for our local artists before the holiday season. If you have a product you would like featured in this space please reach out here or at [email protected] for more information.
We can’t wait to see what you have!!


Did you know that we make everything from scratch in house? This is one of the beautiful books of croissant dough hand rolled weekly. Baked fresh every morning with house-made fillings. We take pride in the quality of our baked goods and the hard work that goes into it. Come on in and try our always changing list of delicious flavors!

Photos from Front Seat Coffee's post 10/05/2022

Come on in for this months specials! A house made pumpkin spice latte with roasted pumpkin from made into a heavenly pumpkin spice sauce.
Additionally we have hot spiced apple cider!
You won’t want to miss these fall staples 🍂🍁☕️


Come check out the latest merch we have in with even more to get excited about coming soon! Especially these great tote bags.

We’re also doing something really fun for the month of October. We want to see all of your Front Seat swag out and about. Post you using your favorite merch and tag us for a chance to win a $50 FSC gift card. We will be drawing a name at the end of the month!


A fresh pot of deep thought coffee, a delicious dark roast. Now available for all your coffee needs! Come on in and try your first cup.


Updated days for Johnson satellite. We will only be open on the weekends for the month of October (same hours 8-2), then we will be closing for the season. The satellite will hopefully be moving to Craftsbury Outdoor Center sometime December but still TBD. We look forward to our last few weeks with all of our favorite Johnson friends, let’s make them great and filled with your favorite delicious treats and coffee! 😁


Johnson will be closed today due to staffing shortages. Sorry for the inconvenience see you again tomorrow!


Uphill Pottery espresso cups to use in house!! There's just something about pottery that makes coffee better.


What would make your latte even better?
A reusable cup from your favorite local coffee shop! Come check out all the great merch we have right now and pick up your own. ☕️


Don’t miss this show next Saturday!! Link to preorder tickets below 👇


An Alejandro special, always a pleasant surprise when we get a special. It helps that it’s so pretty too!


Another great latte in one of beautiful mugs! Come get your own and maybe grab a delicious snack while you’re at it!


How much butter does it take to make biscuits? Just enough to make them delicious!! Come try them on our breakfast sandwiches!


Hi Front Seat friends! We are starting up something new in an effort to always be more environmentally conscious and with the rising cost of everything. Share a mug!! Please bring in some mugs that you don’t use anymore, use one while you’re in the shop, we’ll wash it and put it back in the basket. Or see one you like more than one you have at home? Trade it in! Feel free to share anymore ideas you have 😄


We are super sad to say farewell to our barista Bailey. She has been a consistent and skilled member of our team for the last almost two years! A lot has changed at Front Seat and so much of who we are is because of our amazing team. Thanks again Bailey. We wish you all the best with your journey forwards.


New outdoor tables! These table tops are from an old elm tree near my house in South Albany. Took me a while to get them all sanded and oiled and varnished, but here they are!


Come enjoy some delicious empanadas with us this weekend!!

Photos from Front Seat Coffee's post 07/01/2022

Some stunning and delicious donuts for this weekend from our favorites ! We will be here for all our normal hours this weekend 8-2! See you soon ☕️🍩


We will be closed Monday for 4th of July! Have a great weekend, stay safe and have fun!


We love Matcha! Have you tried it iced? Maybe even try it with our new house made pine syrup!


Happy summer!! Come get all your iced coffee needs at Front Seat in Hardwick or Johnson! Have a great weekend everyone 😃


A beautiful pop of color at the Satellite! We love our location in Johnson and we especially love being able to see all of our Johnson people!!


Come join us this Saturday for some great music!! Presale tickets for sale on our website!


Sunday funday!! Enjoy the warmth outside with a nice cool drink today!


Don’t forget to come join us this evening from 6-8pm for a beautiful art showing from Emma Podolin! There will be live jazz music and food and drinks from birdsong and Front Seat. No ticket purchase necessary, all are welcome!


Happy May! Spring is finally here friends! Come on in to get all of your favorite warm weather drinks! Can’t wait for the beautiful Vermont summer. See you all soon. 😃

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101 South Main Street
Hardwick, VT

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 3pm
Tuesday 7am - 3pm
Wednesday 7am - 3pm
Thursday 7am - 3pm
Friday 7am - 3pm
Saturday 8am - 2pm
Sunday 8am - 2pm

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