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Tandem Coffee and Bakery

742 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3322
+1 207-805-1887
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“quiche” (11 reviews)
“scones” (13 reviews)
“pie” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
742 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3322
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was an old gas station now coffee shop , a great place for a quick breakfast. Breads , scones, quiche. Etc. They have tables, and bar seating , very busy.

Thank grdnT
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

I thought the vibe in this place was great, fun spot and seating. Service was friendly. We got a sweet roll which was yummy, and they had some really interesting bakery offerings. I had a macchiato and hubby had a latte, neither of which was...More

Thank yoohootome
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Loved the coffee and the baked goods, and especially the friendly people. Highly recommend a visit in the morning and take advantage of the scones.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Pictured is Josh (pictured) who has won the Portland belt (also pictured) for making the best cappuccino. I highly recommend getting your favorite espresso drink from Josh.

1  Thank bobmatnyc
Reviewed September 19, 2018

This is a re-purposed auto shop and I think that's just so cool. The outside of the building even references doing shocks. We stopped in on a very cold Sunday morning and it was so nice inside. Very busy but we did find a place...More

Thank quiet_wave
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

I’ll confess - I heard they had a great biscuit. They do. And very good coffee, and ice tea, and everything scones with cream cheese mixed in. And a whole lot more. I didn’t try something that wasn’t tasty - and lots of variety in...More

Thank terryb3
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We're admittedly coffee junkies, and were SO HAPPY to find Tandem. They make their own almond milk, which makes their cappuccino taste as smooth as velvet. If you like the smell of buttery baked goods, inhale deeply here. Great staff, good tunes, and sandwiches to...More

Thank M G
Reviewed September 2, 2018

I visited both locations during a weekend vacation to Portland, Maine. First experience was at the small shop where I had the best espresso of my life and played a round of ping pong with my wife. Second experience was at the bakery where we...More

Thank leonardo r
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

The line, was insane. It was our first time at Tandem and we had no idea what to expect. Walking in just wanting a coffee, I walked away with a bag of coffee beans, an everything scone and a chocolate chip sea salt cookie. Oh...More

Thank riamh_briste
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We discovered this place 1/2 block from our AirB&B apt on Cumberland St. and ended up going there every morning for coffee and breakfast. Be prepared to wait in line, even (especially?) if you're there right when the doors open. As mentioned in other reviews,...More

Thank Richard L
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 742 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3322
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-805-1887
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