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Trailhead Cafe

37 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
207-288-9592
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Ranked #93 of 120 Restaurants in Bar Harbor
Price range: $5 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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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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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Grabbed coffee and an amazing breakfast sandwich prior to hitting Acadia early one morning and this place is the place to go for a quick bite. They had daily breakfast sandwiches and amazing homemade baked goods - apple cinnamon donuts, yes please!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

My hands down favorite coffee shop in BH. Angel and Matt are great people. Angel knows my famous ghostpepper dirty chai and remembers everytime i use soy the moment I walk in. I have tried multiple coffee all over town and nothing compares. Great music too

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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407 reviews 407 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We sat in the window near the wood burning stove and had a great coffee. One of the best coffees in Bar Harbour.

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Islesford, Maine
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I do have a soft spot for this place, and I've been loyal through various transitions. Trailhead has tried to evolve, but maybe it's slipping. It's current owner/proprietors are really lovely and friendly. The coffee just isn't, and the treats are not worth the splurge. I have not tried their sandwiches. Grab your coffee to go, as the ambience isn't... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Matt and Angel run a quirky cafe - strong coffee, delicious food, and good music. The brightly colored walls are hung with photos from the island high school's drama productions - quote your favorite musical to win a smile from the owners! Year-rounders come here for the fellowship, Angel's muffins, warm from the oven, and some inventive sandwich combinations.

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Worcester, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews 102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stopped in on a weekend on our way to Acadia. We were looking for a light breakfast. When we came in there were 3 people ahead of us. Long story short, we were in line 20min before we ordered the bagels and cream cheese. There was 1 woman working the counter making drinks and running the register and 1... More 

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SEAL COVE
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If your in Bar Harbor looking for a decent cup of joe stop by the Trailhead cafe it's a quaint little place on cottage they have good coffee and great food so stop by and see them

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bar harbor, maine
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Terrible, rude owner, a Very bitter and angry woman. My advice -->avoid this place. I stopped in on a hot, August day and asked for a "Granita", well, the owner told me " we don't serve frozen, Blendy drinks, repeating herself three times", and suggested I go two doors down to the Opera house coffee shop. I was on my... More 

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mahochman, Owner at Trailhead Cafe, responded to this review

I'm sorry that our not having frozen drinks was an issue, We tried to send you somewhere that you could get a drink that you wanted. As for the Sign you mention, Actually what it said was "3 Days since the last Frozen reference" Which is not referring to coffee, but Disney's Frozen, As you may have noticed all the... More 

Pleasantville, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Fresh pastries and sandwiches. Excellent coffee. Perfect to grab as you head out to a day on your bike. Near many bike and kayak rental businesses.

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Lewiston, Maine
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 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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mahochman, Owner at Trailhead Cafe, responded to this review

Sorry you had such a bad experience, It's actually not a new layout, It's a completely new location, It's on the other side of the building from where it used to be. We are still working on ironing out all the bugs. At the old location we always ended up with a bottleneck where the wall was removed when it... More 

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Additional Information about Trailhead Cafe

Address: 37 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Phone Number: 207-288-9592
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Bar Harbor
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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