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The Cookie Jar Pastry Shop

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554 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1011
207-799-0671
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6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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  • 41
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can a Doughnut Shop be the Best Restaurant in Cape?

Yes it can! We affectionately refer to this place as "The Church of the Cookie Jar" because of the Sunday pilgrimage our family makes to this holiest of all bakeries. And while "Frosted cinnamon bun" doesn't fill the 100 character minimum requirement for Trip Advisor reviews, it will certainly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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MAINE
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122 reviews 122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Yes it can! We affectionately refer to this place as "The Church of the Cookie Jar" because of the Sunday pilgrimage our family makes to this holiest of all bakeries. And while "Frosted cinnamon bun" doesn't fill the 100 character minimum requirement for Trip Advisor reviews, it will certainly fill your belly...

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Maine
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I'm very particular about doughnuts. To me, the perfect doughnut is slightly crunchy on the inside and densely cake-like on the inside. Each flavor should taste different. (Unlike chain doughnuts that all taste simply sweet whether you get a plain, chocolate, or jelly doughnut.) At The Cookie Jar, a maple doughnut tastes good and "mapley." A chocolate doughnut covered in... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great gathering spot for a cup of coffee,muffin,bagel,etc. I love it & am so happy we have this GEM...

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Middletown, Connecticut
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I never go through Portland without a trip to the Cookie Jar. I was first introduced years ago, and yet I fall in love again every time I go. The raspberry filled sugar cookies are incredible and were served as my mother's birthday cake last year. The cinnamon rolls are the size of your head and the size doesn't change... More 

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Portland, Maine
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481 reviews 481 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Cookie Jar is simply a pleasure to visit...their selection is far above any other bakery in the area. From breads and rolls to turnovers and cakes....cupcakes and cookies...cream puffs and homemade English muffins. All delicious. My favorite is the cinnamon sugar (huge) donuts...so good with a hot coffee or tea...these donuts beat Tony's same donut by miles. I actually... More 

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Gorham, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

First off, the pastry is excellent. The food is not the problem. The Cookie Jar was to bake us a wedding cake. Initially, we left our deposit and a photo of the cake which was to be made. The person who baked the wedding cakes was not available at that time, but we were told that the cake was a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Not one to put places down, but this place was awful Scratch Bakery, recommended by several others, was spectacular though. it is only about a mile away from this place.

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St. Paul, MN
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stopped here at the suggestion of our B&B host and I'm glad we did. It was a bit hard to find, but the number of cars nearby was a give-away for it being a good place to go. The service was fast. Made-to-order sandwiches and the soup/chowder was one of the best. The peanut butter cookies were very large... More 

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Washington, DC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Huge and marvelous donuts of many varieties, plus other baked goods. Do a donut tasting. You won't be sorry.

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Portland, Maine
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Cookie Jar has been a mainstay of the local bakery scene for decades. It's a great place to buy coffee and pastries at reasonable prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 554 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1011
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Cape Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: 207-799-0671

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 7:00 pm

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