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Trailhead Cafe

37 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-9592
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Ranked #97 of 120 restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Trailhead Cafe is the local year round source for the finest coffee, tea, espresso, breakfast sandwiches, and picnic lunches in Bar Harbor. Family owned, friendly, year-round community cafe offering Acadia National Park information.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: The Trailhead Cafe is the local year round source for the finest coffee, tea, espresso, breakfast sandwiches, and picnic lunches in Bar Harbor. Family owned, friendly, year-round community cafe offering Acadia National Park information.
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English first
Lewiston, Maine
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been going to Trailhead since it was called Randonne, and it has been my "go to" coffee shop for years. The coffee is usually fantastic - their Dancing Goats light roast is my morning favorite. However, this year the layout has changed (new ownership?), and it has had a substantial impact on the service and atmosphere of the place.... More

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

I am a seasonal employee in Bar Harbor, and due to the close proximity to my house I frequented this cafe for morning coffee. I loved the dark roast, but eventually tired of the main cashier, who I am positive owns the place. I tried to be friendly with her and I would rarely get a positive response in return.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Walked in to get quick breakfast sandwiches to go and coffee, and decided to walk out before even finishing ordering as the female with dark hair behind the counter taking the order, was so rude and miserable! Everyone is entitled to a bad day but you can't treat customers like that for no reason! Hopefully she isn't the owner as... More

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tallahassee, fl
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

greeted by a rude cashier, disappointed in food and coffee was watered down. Just don't understand how the person that is the first impression has to be so rude.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We went there in a morning to be welcomed by a rude and racist attender who showed us a way out for a better restaurant.

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Miami, Florida
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373 reviews 373 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
271 helpful votes 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We stopped into this coffee shop for a shot of espresso and a light breakfast. It was really cute and clean inside and had a lot of charm about it. They were playing cool music and it was a relaxing place. They serve lots of flavored coffees, teas, etc. They also serve bagels and sandwiches. My friend had an espresso... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

I live just outside Bar Harbor and during certain times of the year it is a NIGHTMARE to travel there and I avoid it at all costs, but sometimes for work I have to make the trip in during the busiest times of the year. Every place is packed with a rushed vibe tending to all the visitors, the prices... More

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Europe
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

excellent coffee, tasty scones, free wifi - the place is a bit scruffy and the bathroom pretty nasty. A good scrub would help.

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Dallas, TX
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80 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I stopped in this place to buy my wife a latte and saw they had a maple and bacon latte so I figured, if a maple and bacon donut tastes good then how can this not. Well, it's not as good as the donuts of the same flavor but it's alright.

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Bronx, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Very cool place to go for great coffee and breakfast . Wait staff were very pleasant . I was very impressed with their bagels and I'm from NY

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