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Rock City Cafe

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316 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
+1 207-594-4123
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 38
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  • 10
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A highlight of my trip to Rockland

A friend and I stumbled across this café on our road trip to Rockland and were pleasantly surprised! The atmosphere was perfect for our breakfast and coffee, and I couldn't have asked for a better start to an adventurous day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Mary4512
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend and I stumbled across this café on our road trip to Rockland and were pleasantly surprised! The atmosphere was perfect for our breakfast and coffee, and I couldn't have asked for a better start to an adventurous day.

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dallasmorning
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77 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I love this cafe. One of my favorite places in Rockland. Period. I’m in Rockland about two months a year and this place is my first visit after i drop off my bags at home! It’s dark, but well lit. It’s cozy, warm, friendly. A great place to work on your novel, text, or just enjoy the company of others.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is where the locals go to relax and get a couple of coffee. Thermenu is reasonable and the food is good. They sell alcoholic drinks, with a few beers on tap, mixed drinks and wine, so it's much more than a coffee bar and cafe. I always saw young families in there, and the prompt service and friendly staff... More 

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London
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Go for the coffee stay for the lunch and have a great time both ways - they roast their own beans and take great pride in the coffee and food that they produce - been lots of times and will keep going

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Rockland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

There are not enough words to describe how much I love Rock City Cafe. Best coffee, fantastic staff, excellent location, reasonable prices...did I mention Great Coffee?

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New England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Personally, I really come here for the pies, although the coffee is good, but with fewer coffee blend options than at the Rock City roasters just down the street. Sandwiches are good although the BLT is often an adventure, sometimes a classic, and occasionally with congealed fat. I also like the prosciutto and cream cheese, and the barbecued pork (when... More 

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dallasmorning
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Whenever I’m in Maine I try to make this my first stop even though the coffee isn’t all that. I’ve tried various blends, but to no avail. I’m not a coffee connoisseur or snob but I know what I like. The pastries, sandwiches, and other treats are delicious; The wifi is free and the seating is comfortable especially in the... More 

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Lowell, MA
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117 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We went for breakfast and kept going back (for pie and music w/ beer)! Enjoyed one of their dark roast coffees (Fire on the Mountain) with a delicious Morning Glory muffin. My wife was quite impressed by the fragrant hazelnut brew and her almond croissant. When we got a bit keppish later in the day, we went back for pie:... More 

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Camden, Maine
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Busy local coffee cafe with great atmosphere, eclectic fan base, and terrific food. All coffee drinks made with Rock City Coffee Roasters blends, excellent! Nice assortment of pastries, sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups, etc. Very friendly counter staff, and even a great used bookshop in the back (Hello hello books, a separate business). This is a great place to hang out... More 

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Ashby, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We stopped in for lunch, and while it was busy, we didn't wait long for our wraps after choosing from a varied menu on their board. Each was quite tasty, as were the cookies we added at the end. Cheerful staff, a buzzing place. Looks like it's a draw for morning crowds, too. Many coffee and tea choices. End your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-594-4123

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?