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Standard Baking Co.

75 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4703
207-773-2112
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Ranked #5 of 535 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

My husband and I got here just about 15 minutes after they opened in the morning last week and there was only about a minute wait. The pain au chocolat was delicious and flakey like you would expect from a bakery in France. The morning bun with walnuts was delicious, but a little on the overly sweet side. The sugar... More

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Dwight, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had a few different types of chocolate cookies. I wish I paid more attention the the names. Because I would love to eat them again. We all loved them. We were only in town for a day or I would of defiantly went back for more. The lady's that worked there were also very nice.

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boston
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The line was out the door when we arrived, but it moved quickly. The lemon tart was amazing, and I bought some cookies to take home. But the coffee was bitter, pick up your coffee elsewhere.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Yep, there's a line. It's usually out the door and into the parking lot. But, I never waited for more than five minutes and I went four days in a row. They've got great baked goods, excellent service and they move the crowd through with incredible efficiency. How's the food? How are the almond croissants? How are the nut topped... More

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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Good baguette and brioche, but I stayed on my appetite when I ordered an iced latte and was told they only had regular coffee... I know it is not a coffee place but a bakery, but it would enhance the experience. Not much place to sit outside, overlooking a parking so better to grab things and head for the waterfront.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We grabbed a cup of coffee and a chocolate pastry and walked around town enjoying every sip & bite - not much seating outside more of a take out place the Ginger /Molasses cookies are really good too

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I stopped in for breakfast and decided on a cinnamon roll with walnuts based on the Tripadvisor reviews. It was easily the best one I have ever had. I will be going back tomorrow for another. Standard Bakery is a must try while in Portland.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Enjoyed a great raspberry buckwheat muffin and (really good/chocolatey) iced coffee for breakfast and bought a seeded boule for sandwiches later.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wow....just really GOOD! The baked goods, the workers, the customers.....it just worked well together. Don't miss this bakery....the cinnamon rolls are FANTASTIC. Way to go Standard!!!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

The baked goods were okay but definitely not worth the wait. I went on a Saturday during August and the line was at least thirty people long. The croissant was good but there are a lot of other local bakeries that rival standard baking co.

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