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Scratch Baking Co.

416 Preble St, South Portland, ME 04106-3020
207-799-0668
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English first
Massachusewtts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Incredible sour dough bagels. These ain't yer New York bagels! Wonderful crust, full of sour dough yeast..great flavor. As a home bagel baker I'm just...jealous!

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Portland, Maine
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301 reviews 301 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I really did not wish or intend to submit a luck-warm "review" - this being my 300th - but, regrettably, it is what it is. Oh, you definitely have some of the best baked goods around - and can you please tell me why you constantly run out of bagels (thereby frustrating all those in search of them, even relatively... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It's such a little inconspicuous local bakery so what awaits inside is absolutely unexpected (unless you read all the reviews, which I didn't). You just have to try for yourself to believe it. Little tip: try out the super duper cinnamon roll, it's huge, but you'll have no problem whatsoever eating it all up in seconds.

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The breads,rolls, wine & desserts delectable…..Highly recommend you introduce yourself to this wonderful bakery ….

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Portland, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great pastry, but I guess if I'm going to go all the way out to South Portland I want to make sure the trip is worth it and its not. The place was not the cleanest but not the dirtiest either, I had to hunt out the pastries which were hidden in a tiny display case, and I dared not... More

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New Providence, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We are embarrassed to admit this but we are scratch addicts! On both of our extended weekend trips we could not keep ourselves away from this charming establishment at the start of our day! Ahhhhh...those bagels are superb! Our favorite is the sea salt! So crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. And when they just come out... More

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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is the best bakery that I have been to in a long time. All of what I tried was delicious and of high quality. Went back a second time for additional treats while visiting the area. Will keep on the list to visit again.

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Ogunquit, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Stopped at Scratch Baking Co.today about noontime on our way home from the airport. Had expected they'd be sold out of bagels by then, and was delighted to see there were some left, so we bought a dozen along with a container of herbed cream cheese and a couple of sandwiches for lunch. (They were excellent.) Of course, we had... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Awesome busy little bakery. if you like bagels this is the place to go, but go early they sell out quickly. We also had a slice of their pizza bread which was basically a meal for the two of us.

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South Portland, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't miss the daily bagels. On weekends you'll have to wait in a short line for more to come out of the oven. It's worth the wait. Delicious, warm, chewy, tasty crust. Don't miss the Country Miche bread sold in quarters or whole, and the Crackeld Apple Spice cookies (my favorite). Sandwiches, cakes, wine, coffee and espresso, too.

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