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Bell the Cat

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15G Starrett Drive, Belfast Marketplace, Belfast, ME 04915
207 338-2084
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7:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Café in Belfast

Sometimes, a café is what you want- good food, informal atmosphere, a place to meet friends and linger. In Belfast, it's Bell the Cat. Breakfast items are always available. They offer decaf cappuccino. A nice array of sandwiches is always availabke. There is no separate menu for different times of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Wendy K
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Belfast, Maine
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Belfast, Maine
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Sometimes, a café is what you want- good food, informal atmosphere, a place to meet friends and linger. In Belfast, it's Bell the Cat. Breakfast items are always available. They offer decaf cappuccino. A nice array of sandwiches is always availabke. There is no separate menu for different times of day. I recommend the Lobster BLT!

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Belfast, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I come here sporadically throughout the year, and I always wonder why I don't come more often. Maybe because Belfast has so many good spots to go for lunch. Anyway, Bell ranks up there on the list with freshly made sandwiches, wraps, soups, salads, coffees & desserts. This is the kind of place where you put your order in at... More 

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Sturbridge MA, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Great deli type restaurant . Big sandwiches , very good soup and fair prices. Very friendly staff located right off Rte 1.

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Belfast, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I come here often, they have great soups and sandwiches, as well as a wide assortment of baked goods. My favorite sandwich is the #30, a basil pesto lined panini with mozzarella, tomato, and spinach. They have a large selection of flavorings for flavored drinks (for me, a vanilla milkshake with orange), and their tiramisu is perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We stopped into this eclectic deli in Belfast looking for better than average sandwiches and we found it. My wife had the chicken caesar wrap and loved it, I had the pulled pork and slaw with chipotle mayo on ciabatta. This sandwich was delicious and could easily feed two people. Highly recommend the ducktrap smoked salmon bagel as well. Priced... More 

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Portland, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Pluses? Our sandwiches were good. Big, airy dining room. Minuses? Cold soup. And not a soup that's supposed to be cold. Given that the place wasn't crowded, one has to ask "how hard is it to make sure the soup is hot?" The answer is that it's not hard, the staff just didn't bother. Service was fast but unenthusiastic. Not... More 

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Lincolnville, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Fresh, fast and fabulous! A variety of seating options, from the comfy, overstuffed sofa to the cozy, semi-private booths to tables that seat four. A local favorite. Lots of options, including customization of many favorites. This is GOOD FOR YOU fast food! And YES, they have a take-out window!! Just call ahead.

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Houlton, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My family and I were on a long drive and we stopped here. It was my second time coming. I had a bagel sandwich. I was the best bagel sandwich I had ever had in my 12 years of living. The food is very good for the cheap price. The atmosphere is really great. They have different places to sit... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stopped in for lunch with my girlfriend. Ordered prosciutto mozzarella tomato and spinach panini sandwiches. The flavor of the panini was good but the cheese and inside was cold. Need to keep these on for a little longer. Place must be good as there were many people here. Service was very good and quick.

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Belfast, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Bell the cat is a good choice if your looking for a quick bit, but it wouldn't be my first choice for a "restaurant" Sandwich are good but consistency of flavor can be off, soups are also lacking some are great others are just yuck. The lobster bisque for example taste very much like imitation crab, was not a fan.... More 

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Additional Information about Bell the Cat

Address: 15G Starrett Drive, Belfast Marketplace, Belfast, ME 04915
Phone Number: 207 338-2084
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Sandwiches, Soups

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15G Starrett Drive, Belfast Marketplace, Belfast, ME 04915
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: 207 338-2084

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Soups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?