Cafe Anna at VCFA

Cafe Anna is a relaxed space in the College Hall building at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. Caterers from Central Vermont run the Cafe during student residencies at the college. Hel’s Kitchen is providing food there for the summer academic session. The menu changes daily, featuring home baked goods, salads, and sandwiches and creative caffeine options (cold espresso with maple malted milk froth, hot espresso with minted cream, Vietnamese coffee popsicles, coffee-vanilla soda. . . .). We are open to the public as well, in the first floor of College Hall. Hours are 7:30 am – 2:00 pm for full service food, the space remains open as a gathering area for students later in the day. Below are examples of the dishes we’ll be featuring at the Cafe on our daily menus, which will be posted on the Hel’s Kitchen Facebook page:

Snacks & Coffee Break:

  • Homemade Animal Crackers
  • Homemade Graham Crackers
  • Spiced Popcorn (many, many varieties)
  • Homemade Cheese Crackers
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Ginger Cookies
  • Brown Butter Oatmeal-Cranberry Cookies
  • Chocolate Sables
  • Merlot Brownies
  • Coffee & Cardamom Shortbread 
  • Fennel Seed Shortbread
  • Chocolate-Pretzel Shortbread
  • Anise Shortbread with Orange Blossom Water
  • Lime Cornmeal Biscotti
  • Lemon Biscotti
  • Chocolate-Ginger Biscotti
  • Brown Butter Pecan Biscotti
  • Raspberry Jam Cake with Chocolate Frosting
  • Lemon Yogurt Pound Cake
  • Texas Sheet Cake
  • Tropical Galette
  • Macaroons
  • Selection of Vegan Cookies


  • Vegetable Frittata Sandwiches
  • Homemade Granola Bars (Vegan) – Tahini-Date-Vanilla;
    Molasses-Almond-Sesame-Peanut; Buckwheat-Apple-Chocolate;
    Peanut Butter-Banana-Fig
  • Yogurt Panna Cotta with Date-Ginger Syrup & Walnuts
  • Cream Cheese Coffeecakes – Peach and Lemon
  • Classic Coffee Cakes 
  • Apricot-Streusel Coffeecake (Vegan)
  • Cornmeal-Bacon Muffins
  • Carrot-Tahini Muffins
  • Fig and Black Pepper Scones
  • Basil & Parmesan Scones
  • Whole Wheat Raspberry-Ricotta Scones
  • Roasted Pear and Chocolate Scones
  • Cinnamon Biscuit Roll Ups
  • Pesto Pastries
  • Banana Bread
  • Apple Cake
  • Orange Bread
  • Peanut Butter Sandwich on Cinnamon Swirl Bread (Vegan)


  • Chicken Breast, Rhubarb Pickles, Provolone and Homemade Sandwich Bread
  • Radishes & Olive Butter on Fresh Cuban Bread
  • Brie, Olive, Salami on Fresh Cuban Bread
  • Hummus and Roast Vegetables with Dukkah Spices on 100% Whole Wheat Bread (which does not taste nearly as healthy as it sounds)
  • Pita with Curried Chicken and Apples
  • “Pounded” Cheese, Tomato-Rhubarb Chutney, Arugula on Red Hen Bread
  • Avocado, Orange-Pickled Red Onion, Cilantro on Polenta Bread (Vegan)
  • Roast Beef, Roast Garlic Mayo, Roasted Red Pepper and Lettuce
  • Vegetarian Banh Mi
  • Roasted Vegetables with Savory Miso Spread on Mad River Grain Bread (Vegan)
  • BBQ Chicken and Goat Cheese on Oatmeal Bread
  • BBQ Tempeh and White Onion Rings on Oatmeal Bread 
  • Pork with Pineapple Slaw and Mustard on White Rolls
  • Peanut Butter with Homemade Jams (Vegan): Roasted Apple Butter; Rhubarb-Peach; Peach-Ginger; Roasted Banana; Lemon-Champagne Marmalade 
  • Georgia Hummus and Cheddar Cheese 


  • Mixed Greens and Herbs with Mozzarella, Candied Lemon Peel, Roast Edamame
  • Rice Salad with Ginger-Carrot Vinaigrette (Vegan)
  • Greens with Lemon Vinaigrette, Sumac-Chickpeas, Almonds, Golden Raisins and Moroccan Pickled Carrots (Vegan)
  • Spinach with Smoky Paprika Dressing, Roasted Walnuts, Pineapple, Avocado
  • Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Coconut-Avocado Quinoa Bowl (Vegan)
  • Broccoli Slaw
  • Whiskey, Wheat Berry and Bacon 
  • Pasta Salad – Ravioli with Provencal Onion Roast
  • Green Salad with Green Goddess Dressing, Broccoli, Carrots and Sunflower Seeds (Vegan)
  • Rice Noodles with Lime Vinaigrette, Cilantro, Cucumber and Watermelon (Vegan)
  • Thai-Style Mushroom Salad with Peanut Dressing and Sliced Steak
  • Yucatan Style Black Beans with Summer Squash and Orange-Cumin Vinaigrette (Vegan)
  • Smoky Buttermilk Slaw
  • Jicama-Pineapple Slaw (Vegan)
  • Sesame Noodles (Vegan)
  • Cilantro-Cabbage-Red Pepper Slaw with Steak
  • Sunshine Carrot Salad with Orange Vinaigrette & Peanuts