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Coffee By Design

620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-772-5533
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (10 reviews)
“chai” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We order CBD yearly through their online store but whenever in Portland we stop in. The Congress St. location is easy on/off Rt. 295 and we have always found a parking spot. The service is fast and they grind your coffee for whatever you will...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed April 12, 2018

We saw signs for CBD everywhere so we had to go to the source. Most places served the local coffee and we were happily surprised at the selection and snacks!

Thank agavarny
Reviewed November 19, 2017

I am a frequent visitor at this CBD store, as well as the Diamond Street location. This one is small but quite comfortable. The coffee is good and the variety of pastries from local bakeries is great. You can sit in the back or in...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to Coffee By Design. I received a friendly welcome when I walked in the door, which goes a long way with me. The coffee and espresso were great. Nice warm atmosphere. Food looked great. Prices were good. Will definitely return.

Thank JetBlueDriver
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Walked over everyday from the hotel. Friendly staff. Good coffee fast service. Very clean and nicely decorated inside.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

We were waiting to be called for Duckfat, & they recommend to stop here for some coffee while we wait. The cashier and staff helped us decide what drink to get and were super personable. I got apple cider/ chai & my boyfriend got a...More

Thank Erica H
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Coffee by Design is Portland's best coffee. Bam. That's all that needs to be said. This location has a sitting area in the back that is cozy. Buy the coffee. Buy the beans. Your welcome.

Thank abconnolly
Reviewed October 10, 2017

We wanted quick sandwiches before the Winslow Homer tour at the Portland Art Museum. There didn't seem to be many options near the museum, but we found this 1/2 block away. It was just what we needed and very tasty.

Thank Bill J
Reviewed September 4, 2017

We make a point of stopping here on our way up the coast to buy coffee beans. This time around the beans were stale and the coffee tasteless. The brewed product? Looked like light brown water no matter how much coffee was used.

Thank FormerChicagoGal
Reviewed August 20, 2017

We stopped by to try some coffee, and the manager was generous enough to give us a brief tour of the roasting facilities. The coffee was phenomenal, too.

Thank Jeremy D
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Greg K
July 30, 2015|
Response from MGordonCharlotte_NC | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...think a call to the management is needed for that. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 6:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:00 PM
6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-5533
Coffee By Design, a Maine owned and operated coffee company since 1994, is dedicated to changing the world, one cup of coffee at a time by providing customers with sustainably sourced, traceable coffee. Owners Mary Allen Lindemann and Alan Spear were named Maine SBA Small Business Person of the Year, 2014. In addition to serving some of the world's finest coffee, Coffee By Design is committed to running a sustainable business dedicated to the arts, the environment, and the community.
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