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Rock City Cafe

316 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 594-4123
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Ranked #19 of 76 restaurants in Rockland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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South Carolina
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114 reviews 114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Things were going pretty well until I got my refill. I had a breakfast wrap which was pretty good. Wi-Fi stuttered a little but basically worked well. It's a cute place in a nice location in downtown Rockland. Staff was friendly though it seemed a little slow. There was a long line when I got there at 8 a.m. on... More

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Camden, Maine
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182 reviews 182 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

A word of warning about restaurant reviews in the Midcoast. I have witnessed bartenders from rival restaurants sit and rubbish the competition. I think if you work for a restaurant, ethically, you should not be allowed to comment on other restaurants. If you know what ethically means. That was an aside. Rock City has consistently produced delicious cortados for me-which... More

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Rockport, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Veggie wrap was ok. Prompt service. Come here for the coffee drinks. Nice option for downtown Rockland.

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Camden, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Great service, amazing coffee, excellent WiFi, and a breakfast wrap that I will drive far out of my way for.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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194 reviews 194 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Came in to see a Bluegrass band and grabbed a bear and a grilled cheese. Great vibe in this place and the food and beer was great. I didn't get back to the bookstore, it looked on the small side but I still love the pairing of cafe/bookstore. Definitely a great place to take some time for yourself or to... More

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maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

As one other reviewer put it, "Great food, bland service." Consistently slow. I no longer consider this and option for my lunch hour. Even when they are not busy, they tend to be slow.

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Gardiner, Maine, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We stopped on a rainy Sunday and ordered two small Lattes. We watched them being made on the very high end Ranchillio machine by a Barista that really knew what she was doing. They were as near to perfect as we've had. Smooth, strong, and delicious. They roast their own beans, and that makes a big difference too. Clean, modern,... More

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Portland, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Came here as i had looked at the reviews and wanted to give it a try while in Rockland. there were 4 of us, we ordered 2 sandwiches and 2 soups. The cashier was not overly enthusiastic or memorable. We ended up waiting for more than 20 minutes (after being told it would 15) so perhaps staffing should be looked... More

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Bethel, Maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A wonderful place to gather right on Rockland's Main Street. the beer selection was terrific and service was great too

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Best coffee and best informal breakfast in town. Lunch is great too. I walk there most morning in Rockland when I'm not going for a "full sit-down breakfast." I get an egg wrap and my wife most often has a slice of awesome fruit pie. Lunch wraps and soups have been very good too.

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