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11 Seal Cove Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4632
207-244-5551
Today
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: 207-244-5551 Serve Breakfast and Lunch from 6am-2pm

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  • 16
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  • 1
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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
Unprepossessing, solid neighborhood cafe

You really have to know this place is here! It's tucked away in a nondescript shopping area off the main street on the "quiet side" of MDI. We had breakfast with friends who live nearby, and everything was great! The service is prompt and friendly, attentive without being overbearing. They had some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Connecticut
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English first
Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

You really have to know this place is here! It's tucked away in a nondescript shopping area off the main street on the "quiet side" of MDI. We had breakfast with friends who live nearby, and everything was great! The service is prompt and friendly, attentive without being overbearing. They had some home-baked breads that were very good and unusual.... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I really love this restaurant! The burgers are great but the staff is even better. They are very nice and friendly and they give the restaurant a very warm feel. I am a local myself and if you are looking for an authentic Maine cafe this is definitely the place to go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Delicious breakfast; fresh, homemade real food. Great real down home atmosphere & people. We love to camp in the area in the summer & go in the late fall for our Anniversary & we make it a point to go to Brandon & Laura's cafe.

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Biddeford, Maine
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful breakfast with terrific service. Very clean and well lit. Waitress was really on the ball!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Really good food, homemade bread, and all at reasonable prices. Must try the cinnamon toast. It is still just as good as it was when I was here 2 years ago.

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Metuchen, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great breakfast; no surprises: the food is fresh and wholesome. Sort of reminds me of Mom's cooking when I was a kid. But this is what I was looking for and found in their Blueberry pancakes. Following my occasional morning jog along Seal Cove Road (yeah - I'm that guy) or between Gilley and Mill Fields, I stop by for... More 

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Hampden, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Not tourist prices! Basic home cooking. Great cinnamon swirl bread. More locals than tourists eat here.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

You can read my earlier reviews as this will be my 4th.....All I can say is nothing has changed. Laura, Brittany and Tina still do the serving while Laura triples as owner, server and pastry baker (cinnamon toast is amazing). Today I watched Tina and Brittany take care of the tables (and they were slammed) ....Brandon, the chef (owner) must... More 

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Orrington, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My favorite place for breakfast. We usually go there about 5 of the seven days we are there . She makes all her breads. Awesome.

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We came here for 2 consecutive breakfasts. First day I had hash, home fries and toast, the second day it was french toast and bacon. The servings are LARGE, one piece of french toast was enough to carry me to lunch time. I had it made with the homemade cinnamon bread. Food was very good, and well prepared. Owner Laura... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Seal Cove Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4632
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-244-5551

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

207-244-5551 Serve Breakfast and Lunch from 6am-2pm
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:00 pm

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