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Coffee By Design

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620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-772-5533
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6:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Coffee By Design, a Maine owned and operated coffee company since 1994, is...
Coffee By Design, a Maine owned and operated coffee company since 1994, is dedicated to changing the world, one cup of coffee at a time by providing customers with sustainably sourced, traceable coffee. Owners Mary Allen Lindemann and Alan Spear were named Maine SBA Small Business Person of the Year, 2014. In addition to serving some of the world's finest coffee, Coffee By Design is committed to running a sustainable business dedicated to the arts, the environment, and the community.
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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
Great neighborhood coffee bar

Good coffee and pastries and decor. I found this on my GPS in desperate need of coffee. It hit the spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Good coffee and pastries and decor. I found this on my GPS in desperate need of coffee. It hit the spot.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a convenient, downtown stop for coffee and pastries. The staff ranges from friendly and helpful to hipster "too cool for school". But the coffee, pastries, and cookies are first class and fairly reasonably priced. There's tables and seating inside, and the decoration is pleasant and interesting to look at while relaxing with your brew. The coffee is carefully... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Awesome coffee, great service and the bacon onion roll was as the New Englanders say "wicked good" . We will be back the next time we are in Portland.

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Caribou, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I stopped in for an iced white mocha, which was superb. This has become my go-to coffee place in Portland!

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very friendly staff. Convenient location and right in LLBean. Strawberry Banana smoothie is excellent!

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Warrensburg, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This can be found in a couple of locations in Portland. The coffee and foods are wonderful. A great place to stop in the early morning when you are setting out for a day in Portland or other areas. They have been in business for a long time and are a part of Portland.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The iced mocha is excellent, they use real cocoa powder. A lot better than other chain coffee places. You can tell they use good quality coffee.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We made a stop at Coffee By Design in Portland, which was perfect. The location was easy to get to and the coffee was wonderful. The young woman who worked there was funny and very nice. Don't miss this stop if you are a coffee lover!

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Charlotte, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A great coffee stop offering organic/sustainable coffee at reasonable prices. Plenty of seating, free wifi and very attentive service at the counter.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We tried a couple of Coffee By Design locations during our stay and they were all great. Definitely try the Iced White - perfect for a summery day.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-5533

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe

Description

Coffee By Design, a Maine owned and operated coffee company since 1994, is dedicated to changing the world, one cup of coffee at a time by providing customers with sustainably sourced, traceable coffee. Owners Mary Allen Lindemann and Alan Spear were named Maine SBA Small Business Person of the Year, 2014. In addition to serving some of the world's finest coffee, Coffee By Design is committed to running a sustainable business dedicated to the arts, the environment, and the community.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 9:00 pm

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