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2 School Street, Freeport, ME 04032
+1 207-865-6635
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: We strive to create a warm and friendly cafe that reminds you of home...
We strive to create a warm and friendly cafe that reminds you of home cooking. We prepare all of our food from scratch using fresh ingredients and family recipes. Next time you're in Freeport, stop on by for breakfast, lunch, and of course one of our famous sticky buns! A long time feature of Freeport, Maine, Isabella's Cafe has recently come under new ownership by Caite Maynard. Caite has worked in the food industry for over 40 years; she is renowned for her baking, soup, and her attention to customer service. Isabella's Cafe now focuses on fresh food made by hand, using locally-sourced ingredients and family recipes; breakfast and lunch are available all day, and Caite's passion for baking results in a bakery case filled with delicious items from cookies, muffins, and scones, and the homemade sticky bun bread pudding is not to be missed!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great Breakfast

The sticky buns were amazing. They were a little short staffed the day I was there, so you had to be patient, but the breakfast sandwich I had was good, and again, the sticky bun was amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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McKinney, Texas
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McKinney, Texas
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The sticky buns were amazing. They were a little short staffed the day I was there, so you had to be patient, but the breakfast sandwich I had was good, and again, the sticky bun was amazing.

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Upstate NY USA
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Get a cinnamon roll to go or a whole breakfast. We ate breakfast and had super tasty breakfast sandwiches and some pastries. The only improvement would be better tasting coffee.

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We really got lucky that the first restaurant we stopped at had stopped serving breakfast when we visited Freeport on Friday 6/26. What a delightful place! I'm sorry I forgot the young womans name that waited on us but she was so very kind and helpful! The food was best that we've had in a long time! We got the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We went in to grab a quick breakfast. I had an egg sandwich with boursin cheese, and it was tasty! The staff was friendly, but seemed a little overwhelmed. We didn't get a chance to try the sticky buns, but they looked tasty!

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Shutesbury, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Saw the signs for this place from the street and they showed cinnamon buns. Got there and there weren't any. Left without buying anything. Guess you have to get there in the morning to get the good stuff. Bakery case was almost empty at noon on a Saturday.

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Brunswick
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We decided to meet in Freeport for breakfast on a Sunday morning. When my son suggested this restaurant I was hesitant, I didn't want just donuts for breakfast. Boy am I glad that we went here. It is not much to look at but the service and the food was very good. I got to have quiche and my husband... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Great place for breakfast and lunches. Closes by 3. Very reasonable prices. Dislike dixie cups for water. Bottom line is great option.

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Bathurst, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Thank you, otherwise abrasive L.L. Bean lady who advised us to try Isabella's for breakfast! :P) The service was very friendly and energetic, the advice on what to eat was on point, the portions were generous and the food was, to be really honest, delicious. The atmosphere was simple and unpretentious but the place was very clean. The only one... More 

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Catherine M, Owner at Isabella's Cafe And Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Jump0n4 - Thank you for the kind words, we're glad you joined us and look forward to serving you again in the future. We'll work on that espresso machine, too. ;-) Best, Caite M. (owner) More 

Northumberland UK
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Hidden round the corner is this local bakery with home cooked food. We had breakfast sandwiches and good coffee. And a great blueberry and white chocolate cookie. The staff were really friendly, helpful, and chatty. Definitely a good place for breakfast and good value. Recommend as also supports a local business.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had a late breakfast at Isabella's in Freeport. I had scrambled eggs and a biscuit, my husband had a combination omlette with biscuit. Coffee of course. Coffee was weak. Eggs were dry, biscuits were dry and impossible to eat without a beverage. $18.40 plus tip. Refills for coffee were $1. The table was so sticky it was revolting even... More 

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Catherine M, Owner at Isabella's Cafe And Bakery, responded to this review

Hi Anon Y - We're so very sorry you didn't have a better experience when you visited us. We'd love to make it up to you next time you're in Freeport. Come on by, ask for the owner (me), and we'll make sure you leave a very satisfied customer. More 

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Additional Information about Isabella's Cafe And Bakery

Address: 2 School Street, Freeport, ME 04032
Phone Number: +1 207-865-6635
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: American, Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 School Street, Freeport, ME 04032
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 207-865-6635

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Cafe

Description

We strive to create a warm and friendly cafe that reminds you of home cooking. We prepare all of our food from scratch using fresh ingredients and family recipes. Next time you're in Freeport, stop on by for breakfast, lunch, and of course one of our famous sticky buns! A long time feature of Freeport, Maine, Isabella's Cafe has recently come under new ownership by Caite Maynard. Caite has worked in the food industry for over 40 years; she is renowned for her baking, soup, and her attention to customer service. Isabella's Cafe now focuses on fresh food made by hand, using locally-sourced ingredients and family recipes; breakfast and lunch are available all day, and Caite's passion for baking results in a bakery case filled with delicious items from cookies, muffins, and scones, and the homemade sticky bun bread pudding is not to be missed!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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