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11 Seal Cove Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4632
207-244-5551
Monday
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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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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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San Diego, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Breakfast food was fine as most are, however a few issues. No substitution for home fries, gave no options. they serve the cheap corn syrup for pancakes. two dollar charge to upgrade to real Maple syrup. Not the happiest waitresses either, borderline rude.

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Connecticut
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Additional Information about Brandon & Laura's Cafe

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

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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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