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Cafe This Way

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14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-4483
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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 am
Sat 5:30 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 725
    Excellent
  • 326
    Very good
  • 85
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Local treasure

Restaurants in tourist towns can be inconsistent, but CTW could thrive anywhere. It's a big favorite with residents and tourists alike, and for folks like me who live and work in Bar Harbor the annual opening in May is a happily anticipated event. Its breakfasts are excellent and very reasonably... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
SnowStrider
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Bar Harbor, Maine
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Bar Harbor, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Restaurants in tourist towns can be inconsistent, but CTW could thrive anywhere. It's a big favorite with residents and tourists alike, and for folks like me who live and work in Bar Harbor the annual opening in May is a happily anticipated event. Its breakfasts are excellent and very reasonably priced, and that's probably what it's best known for, but... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This place felt more like a local spot than a touristy place. We enjoyed fair trade coffee and organic breakfast foods here. The atmosphere was open and airy, colorful and bright. I wished we found it earlier in our trip. Great for breakfast!

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Ogunquit, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stumbled upon this place, it is down a short laneway and I'm glad they had a sandwich board outside saying they were Open :-) Great fare....we went several times for breakfast and opted for the patio which was charming, we enjoyed a vegan breakfast of tofu scramble...who knew broccoli could be so tasty especially at 10am?! Dairy-free mochas were... More 

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are staying in the downtown area of Bar Harbor, Café This Way (great name BTW) is an easy walk. We enjoyed it so much the first morning, that we decided to visit again a second day. Service was friendly and quick. Just what you want for breakfast.

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Atlantic City
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Breakfasts are my favorite part of CTW. how could you not love a Breakfast Burrito that's bigger than your head?

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Naperville, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This restaurant came recommended by to us by the motel we stayed at. We had a wonderful dinner. We went back for breakfast and we were just as pleased.

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have been to Bar Harbor a few times and we always go to Cafe this Way! Their food is fresh and delicious and the staff is very friendly! Get there early for breakfast because there tends to be a wait.

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ottawa, canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We've been stopping in here yearly for he past five trips and love it every time. The coffee is fantastic and the blueberry pancakes are wonderful. Highly recommend!

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
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149 reviews 149 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband and I went here and enjoyed an ah-mazing breakfast. When we asked locals where they enjoyed eating, this place was consistently mentioned. (It's always best to ask the locals where to eat!) When we arrived, the place was quite busy, which was a good sign. We didn't have to wait too long, plus there is a cute little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We love to eat breakfast here. Sometimes you may have to wait to be sat, but the food comes quickly. They have great food and even has a bar!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-4483

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 am
Saturday
5:30 am - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?