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Common Good Kitchen Cafe

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19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
207-244-3007
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7:30 am - 11:30 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful atmosphere

Best meal we had on Mount Desert Island. Popovers were fresh, hot and delicious, accompanied with homemade blueberry jam, honey cinnamon butter, coffee, juice etc. Great music on a Sunday morning from Universal Uketarians.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Ralph B
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Maine
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Friendly staff. Popovers are tasty especially with cinnamon butter. Self service outside with people running into each other a bit and somewhat messy. Good feeling to support the cause though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Best meal we had on Mount Desert Island. Popovers were fresh, hot and delicious, accompanied with homemade blueberry jam, honey cinnamon butter, coffee, juice etc. Great music on a Sunday morning from Universal Uketarians.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Great place. Friendly and welcoming. Take donations as payment. the popovers were amazing and nice to sit outside.

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Rye, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

just walking around looking for a different spot and stumbled upon this wonderful gem of a place. simple but great and they do wonderful things with the locals that need help, makes you feel good about people cant wait to go back will be first breakfast.

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New Ipswich,NH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Got to Common Good really early and the smell of the oatmeal and hot popovers was great. People there helping out were wonderful and having it by donation really gives you a feeling of helping besides enjoying a real treat.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We were staying down the block from this lovely umbrella covered patio and saw the Popover sign. We had no idea that this was a 5013 C charity. The food is free - just donate what you can. We have been back for the popovers - warm, huge and tasty. Much better than we had at the Jordan Pond House.... More 

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Central CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This all volunteer popover provider was created to help fund a year-round soup kitchen and meal delivery program for folks in need. The Common Good accomplishes their mission and so much more. During the off season (their on-season) they make organic, healthy food for those without, they offer healthy cooking classes, and they sponsor weekly evening get-togethers, with delicious dinners... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This breakfast concept is fantastic. Good to support the local soup kitchen and have a great breakfast of Popovers and Oatmeal. The Popovers were better than at Jordan pond and the Oatmeal was great too. We loved sitting outside and people watching. Everyone who volunteers seems to take the job seriously and work hard to make it a good experience.... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The popovers are the best I've ever had. The selection is limited to self service popovers and oatmeal. Some folks opted for the walnut maple butter on their popovers but I stuck with the delicious blueberry jam. The oatmeal (and fixin's) looked good but with popovers like this I wasn't going to stray. Juice and coffee are also available. It's... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We heard about this place shortly before our trip to Acadia and thought it was across the street from our motel. Actually it had moved to Southwest Harbor town center, but we made the (short) trip one morning anyway. Fabulous popovers and a friendly feel good vibe to help a community charity, too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-244-3007

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 6
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:30 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?