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Cafe This Way

14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-4483
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Ranked #5 of 120 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Nacogdoches, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This little cafe hidden down a lane offers great food at reasonable prices. The waitstaff are very friendly and make you feel at home instantly. The decor is fun and a little funky - definitely not a chain!

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. It has a very pleasant, lively atmosphere. Our waiter was very nice and helpful. We took all of his recommendations and enjoyed our meals. My husband had a lobster roll and I had the cod and muscles. We were very happy with this choice.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Cafe This Way was recommended by a friend who grew up on Mt Desert Island. It was a major highlight of our stay in Bar Harbor! Menu items were well rounded, interesting, and totally inspiring. Deciding what to order for breakfast took us longer than usual, as there were multiple tempting options. Corn beef hash was homemade and incredible! Monte... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

My family comes here EVERY Sunday for breakfast, from the first week they are open, until the last, and there is always at least a 15 min wait! It is that good!!! They have awesome specials every Sunday, even though their menu already has the best breakfast dishes ever. Best pancakes i've had, awesome coffee. Service is amazing, all in... More

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Hadley, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful food and service. Coffee is high quality. Found it through reviews and returned the next morning. Atmosphere is great - light and airy. Highly recommended.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We loved sitting in the outdoor area (Maine evenings are cool even in July so be sure to bring a sweater), and digging into all the local specialties, plus getting some great wine recommendations.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Good food - nice vibe. Had smokey omelet w trout - good. Efficient service. Family friendly. Within walking distance to most of Bar Harbor

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We "discovered" this place a number of years ago, and liked it so much we now go there for breakfast every day when we are in the area for our annual two week visit. The menu has enough variety one could have a different breakfast every day during two weeks, though I return to favorites a few times. Wife loves... More

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Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is my second time here, and it's as good and cool, funky as I remember. They have it all. A great well run staff, delicious coffee and a fun vibe. I like to eat Breakfast and Dinner there. Yes there are lots of good places to eat in town, but this place is my favorite. I'd love them to... More

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Bradley Beach, New Jersey
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100 reviews 100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a nice breakfast and saw Cafe This Way in the distance. We walked in and to our surprise there was no wait. We were promptly seated and waited upon. I ordered the organic oatmeal and I thought it was fantastic. The pancakes with fresh blue berries with maple syrup were as good as it gets in... More

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