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“Great pastries, poor service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Cookie Jar Pastry Shop

The Cookie Jar Pastry Shop
554 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107-1011
207-799-0671
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Columbus, OH
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“Great pastries, poor service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on our honeymoon while traveling along the Maine coast. The store is adorable and the cream horns are to die for! I used to work in a bakery so I'm used to the protocol. The young girls behind the counter were less than enthusiastic and gave us the impression that we were bothering them or it was too much trouble to help us when we asked a couple of questions about the doughnuts. The doughnuts were yummy and the cream horn was my hubby's favorite. Overall a good stop, but don't ask questions, they frown on that apparently.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Old time treats!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a true bakery- real old fashioned methods and ingredients! Biggest donut holes I have ever seen! Had a blueberry best claw and a glazed cinnamon roll- just the right mix of dough/flavoring/icing. Lots of coffee options- all self serve. Daily bread varieties looked delicious and there were lots of
Locals in the shop!

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New York City, New York
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Really Good Donuts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We heard how amazing their donuts are from the person we rented a house from, so we headed there for breakfast this morning. It was not a lie. The donuts are huge and delicious. Really fresh and crispy as a donut should be. The coffee selection is also excellent. I love really strong coffee, and their dark roast didn't disappoint.

We will be back during our vacation to try other baked goods.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Burlington VT. USA
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Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Another perfect doughnut!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

A wonderful Boston Cream doughnut for me and a lemon filled for my wife. The Cookie jar is a Cape Elizabeth standard.

Visited May 2014
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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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11 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best old school bakery ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Don't come through the door looking for diet food. The Cookie Jar uses REAL sugar and butter and every delectable treat shows it. Their donuts are sublime and as big as your head! If you are traveling with children you must stop for a lobster shaped cookie. Every pie, bread, and cake I've ever purchased there has been a winner.

Visited April 2014
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