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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 #4 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
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English first
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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WESTMINSTER
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere, staff, food, liveliness......all GREAT! Every trip to Mt Desert Island includes at the least, 2 meals here! Never disappointed!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We always visit this restaurant when we are in Bar Harbor. Their food is creative and tasty--and affordable. My kids love the "create your own mac n cheese" where you can add everything from lobster to jalapenos to bacon and more...it is delicious. It is also a family-run place, where the staff seem to have a real sense of belonging.... More

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Damariscotta, Maine
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

This may be our favorite breakfast place. They have a very wide and imaginative menu, and the food is always cooked just right. The seating may be a little crowded and that's what you pay to have lots of it. There is a staff large enough for everyone to get lots of attention. Parking can be scarce in their small... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were only in Bar Harbor for 3 nights, and we went to Cafe This Way 2 times! I'm a vegetarian, and they had quite a few interesting vegetarian options that didn't revolve around a portobella mushroom (don't worry, meat eaters, they have meat, too!!!). They had pesto zucchini "noodles" over polenta, eggplant shepard's pie, and a chickpea curry with... More

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Allen, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were driving by when we notice the sign for a cafe this way and checked it out. We were glad we did - quite different from most other restaurants in the area as well as nice food too. The cocktails were nice and the waitresses was attentive and helpful. We were in a rush to get back to a... More

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Tampa, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

So delicious, and eclectic and fun! We were sorry that we found this on our last day, or we would have eaten there every day! Very fresh food, with a diverse menu, and the staff members were fun, efficient & knowledgeable. Best biscuits I have ever tasted, and the Lobster Benedict was to die for.

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Marmora, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Every visit to Bar Harbor requires a breakfast at Cafe This Way. The menu has not really changed for breakfast over the years, but you do not change something that is great.It is not just eggs. It is eggs done in many special ways.The corned beef hash with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce is the best I have had anywhere.

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Lino Lakes, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great breakfast. We had a bit of a wait around mid morning, but the food was well worth it. Great variety and attentive wait staff. I wish I would have done dinner here as well. Highly recommend.

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