We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sylvia's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
(207) 667-7014
Website
Today
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mon 4:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 129 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Michelle

I had great service and the food was excellent. This is absolutely my favorite place to have breakfast!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Michellereed2
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
Add Photo Write a Review

129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

I had great service and the food was excellent. This is absolutely my favorite place to have breakfast!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ellsworth, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

WONDERFUL! I've experienced only quality food at this establishment. It is obvious that they spend time selecting the best quality food that is available. I have been a devoted customer for 20 years and have very seldom been disappointed with the product or the service.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I recently was introduced to Sylvia's Cafe by a friend, and what a delightful surprise it was! Sylvia's is tucked away in a small, unassuming strip mall...not my usual venue when looking for great food. The cafe was simply decorated and I set my expectations accordingly. However, I was absolutely blown away by the crab quiche that I had ordered... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Talk to the cook/owner and tell him how you want it and you shall have it whether it is on the menu or not. If you want a great breakfast at a very fair price this is the place to go.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Traveling from Bangor to Bar Harbor and wanted a "good, big breakfast" happened upon Sylvia's... Got exactly what we wanted! Blueberry pancakes were fantastic, eggs and everything else done perfectly.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surry, Maine
Level Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We love the food here! They always cook my eggs perfectly!! The staff makes you feel like you are at grandmas on a Sunday morning! We often meet friends here for breakfast!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lewiston, Maine
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We stopped here on our way driving through Ellsworth for a late lunch. It's located in a strip mall and the exterior is completely unassuming. However, the food and service were both wonderful! The lobster rolls were in season and made perfectly. The haddock was fresh that day (as it always is) and delicious. They make their own hand cut... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The meat lovers omelet was very tasty and home fries was good. I ordered a side of sausage gravy which was OK. The staff was very friendly and would recommend highly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

We had breakfast here 3 days in a row. Service was great from both JoJo and Katy. Food was hearty and well priced. Coffee was good too. You can't go wrong choosing this place to eat.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I had the crab omelette..... To die for. The place was super busy, it was Memorial Day and most other places were closed. The staff did not miss a beat, our sever was on it.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Sylvia's Cafe also viewed

Ellsworth, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Ellsworth, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 
Ellsworth, DownEast and Acadia Maine
Ellsworth, DownEast and Acadia Maine
 

Been to Sylvia's Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sylvia's Cafe

Address: 248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
Phone Number: (207) 667-7014
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday 4:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 248 State St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1850
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: (207) 667-7014

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
4:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
4:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 am - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Sylvia's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?