Leunig’s Bistro first opened its doors in 1980 as Church Street’s premiere coffee shop and cafe. The cafe proved an instant hit among Burlington’s original hipster crowd- serving local artists, business professionals and youth alike. The bar echoed with the sounds of the espresso machine and Edith Piaf and transported customers back to old world European cafes.
While much has changed since the early days, Leunig’s Bistro remains the place see and be seen and is considered one of the best restaurants in Burlington. Guests immediately enter the hustle of the Bistro and find themselves in the middle of a Parisian cafe. Now a full restaurant, Leunig’s serves thousands of locals and tourists alike, seven days a week, 363 days each year with the “Panache of Paris and the Value of Vermont."
Owner and Executive Chef Donnell Collins constantly work to better the guest experience. Chef Donnell whips up spectacular seasonal menus that tantalize guests’ taste buds with local ingredients, while Bob ensures that his front of the house staff provides the utmost in friendly, gracious and accommodating service.
Burlington, Vermont 05401