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37 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
207-288-9592
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: The Trailhead Cafe is the local year round source for the finest coffee...
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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Excellent lox & bagel

Had a great breakfast of lox and bagels. Very good latte too. Reasonably priced. Hippy looking setting with 60s and 70s music. I enjoyed that! Nice folks and quick service. Definitely worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Ken B
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Terrible iced coffee - worst I have ever paid for. Staff barely acknowledged my existence. I do not recommend this place and would recommend trying every other place for coffee in Bar Harbor.

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NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Hands down, one of the best lattes (and cappuccinos, for my husband) we ever had. Staff is friendly and welcoming, and they get your drink quickly. We went one night and the drinks were amazing. The next day, with another barista, the drinks weren't as incredible, but still delicious. Donuts are also fantastic.

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Ocean City, Maryland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Stopped in here for a capichino and something sweet on a cold rainy evening. The coffee was luke warm and the scone ended up in the dog dish by the door.

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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Had a great breakfast of lox and bagels. Very good latte too. Reasonably priced. Hippy looking setting with 60s and 70s music. I enjoyed that! Nice folks and quick service. Definitely worth the visit.

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Washington, dc
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I liked the coffee here, but the chairs weren't the most comfortable. I'd still come back though for the coffee.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stopped in this morning and coffee was good, but service was awful! There was a misunderstanding with my order (I ordered an Americano with a double shot of espresso, she served me a double shot of espresso). When I brought this up to her she was rude, defensive, and loud about it in front of a whole room of customers.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Good food, quirky selection, reasonable prices. This felt like the place where locals hang out, which is what I look for. A pumpernickel bagel with nova was $7 which is not bad. You can spend a lot eating at the tourist sites in BH.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This is where to get your coffee and support the true laid-back, hippie vibe of Bar Harbor. Grateful Dead playing, old books for reading, sorta unkempt, but totally unpretentious and inviting. I was there early (8 am) and it was steady, but not crowded. When I paid (the small is a thimble- you'll need a medium), I was told the... More 

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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The atmosphere is nice enough and they even had board games and cozy booths. The problem is that it is a coffee place, and when you go to order, they only have three kinds (dark, medium, and decaf), and it is in a self serve pump at the end of the bar. They also have milk but no cream or... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Trailhead Cafe is a cute coffee shop in downtown Bar Harbor that serves all the things you would expect a coffee shop to have (coffee, bagels, sandwiches, pastries, etc). the people were very friendly and nice, the place was clean and the coffee and bagels were good. It's very small but cozy. The service was a tad slow but they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 37 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-9592

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Cafe

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.
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

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