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Common Good Kitchen Cafe

566 Seawall Rd. Rt. 102A, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679
207-244-3007
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Price range: $3 - $6
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Bellvue, USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

WOW! This place will get our rave reviews for their fantastic popovers and jams as well as their social conscience Read about them. They provide one of the most necessary social support networks I have heard of on the Coast of Maine. When we vacation there, we enjoy the wonderfulness of the place and the people. When we all go... More

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New Jersey, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Common Good is run by Larry and Laurie and all their extraordinary volunteers. During the summer months they serve popovers, oatmeal and tea & coffee. The popovers were scrumptious. A volunteer brought them out for me – hot and fresh. My husband and I also ate dinner during the Night Sky Festival as we attended Astronomy 101 Exploring the Night... More

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Ossining, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

MDI is a magical island to visit during the summer months...hoards of tourists, lots of seasonal work. But I can imagine how hard things must be during the winter months. Common Good serves two purposes. First and foremost, they feed the elderly and economically stressed residents of MDI. To do so, they raise money by serving delicious popovers, oatmeal and... More

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Lincoln, Rhode Island, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

It's a soup kitchen that serves an excellent breakfast to tourists in the summer to fund all their winter activities. Come in, stuff yourself on the oatmeal bar, coffee, tea, & juice, (& wifi since there's no cell reception) and of course their signature fresh hot popovers. (amazing) likely as not you'll be treated to live music too. All this... More

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Baltimore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stopped by here after biking by and seeing the "popovers, 7:30 to 11:30" sign outside. Delicious popovers with butter and jam, and nice view over the seawall in Manset. Everything is free, and then people donate, and they use the money to sponsor a soup kitchen and community meals in the winter. Very friendly people -- loved being there.

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Akron, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

...and more importantly you can actually do something to give back to an area that offered you such a beautiful vacation. In the summer this place serves up excellent popovers (best in the park area), fresh and local wild blueberry and strawberry jam, good coffee, juice, oatmeal with lots of fixings, and friendly company. The folks who volunteer and run... More

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New York City, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

The nice people here make popovers daily (ignore the guidebooks who say it's closed on Monday) and they're great. They also offer tea, coffee, and juice. It's in serve yourself and pay what you can format, with the proceeds going to support community activities in the winter. It's a very pleasant place and worth going out of your way for.

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Earth
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I had a chance to visit the Common Good Kitchen Cafe in July of 2012, and it was an amazing experience. The atmosphere was relaxed, friendly, open, and warm. We came on a Saturday and were treated to warm popovers, good coffee, local jams, and live music. As others have stated, it's food with a purpose, using the donations from... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Seawall Motel in August for a couple of nights and we had breakast both days at the Common Good Cafe. It really couldn't have been any better. The food was fresh and very good, the staff was awesome and it all goes for a great cause - which is to provide help to... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Not only is this a great location where you can sit by the windows and watch the beautiful ocean, you will find the freshest food, prepared with care and to top it off, the profits go to help those in need in the community. There is no way to go wrong here unless you just don't put this on your... More

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