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Standard Baking Co.

75 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4703
207-773-2112
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Ranked #4 of 530 restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Bakery
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Takeout, Dessert
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Cumberland
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Bakery is ok. After reviews was expecting more...I ordered chocolate croissant...where is the chocolate? Croissant was ok...not that buttery. Husband ordered a raspberry muffin? his was better than mine and actually had raspberries in it. $7 for both..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Best almond croissant of my life (and I was in Paris last week). So difficult to choose though… pain au chocolat, financiers, scones, tarts, sticky buns, etc. All so beautiful.

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Litchfield, Maine, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Madeline's , Olive bread redolent with olives AND fennel, Challa, and walnut sticky buns made up my haul on my last visit. Really super breads among a whole host that wait to be tried on my next visit! Just sorry I live 40 miles away.

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Portland,Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Hands down, this is the best loaf bread bakery in Maine and maybe all New England. And their buns, muffins, croissants, and so on are fab too. Standard is easily equal to or better than the good Continental bakeries. Maybe not Paris, but close.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Beautiful bread made fresh every day with excellent ingredients, local whenever possible -- heavenly light croissants and heavy seed-studded rye -- big loaves of hearty Maine grain and decadent chocolate cookies.

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Bangor, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

They are amazing, the best bread and pastries north of Boston. Their prices are reasonable for Portland as well. The morning glory sticky buns with pecans are awesome. Be prepared that they have a very small interior with no seating. In the summer you can eat outside, but their is no reasonable way to eat inside. We usually pick up... More

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Portland, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great place to ruin your diet! Fresh breads and dinner rolls are excellent, molasses cookies are my favorites. Get there early in the morning to get the good stuff before it sells out!

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Portland, Maine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

In a city with many great bakeries, Standard is on top. Scones and breads can't be beat. It's small with limited seating but do stop and buy a treat for yourself.

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White Mountains, NH
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The most amazing (and endless) selection of outstanding quality daily baked pastries, sticky buns, muffins, fruit buckles, torts, tarts, croissants, chocolate goodies and breads in Portland!!! and if you get there early enough, grab one of their breakfast croissants before they disappear! Super friendly staff. And of course, always great coffee.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

One of the very best bakeries I have every tried. No seating that I can remember, which was fine for us. Try the walnut sticky bun.

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