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Rock City Cafe

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316 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
+1 207-594-4123
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hands down the best coffee and espresso in the Rockland area. The staff is very nice, service is great and baked goods AWESOME. I can't comment on the other food offered as I've never had it.......though I'm sure it's good as everything else here is. Not much else you can really say other than it's well worth a visit!!!

Thank Tim S
Wichita, Kansas
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

I was very impressed with this place. Fabulous bakery items. Stopped here for lunch while driving thru the area. Sandwiches were different enough to be interesting. Absolutely the best cookies!! Buy one of each. The place has a coffeehouse vibe that happens to sell lunch items. Worth the stop.

Thank calex1956
Mount Desert Island, Maine
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

On the main strip, near the Strand Theater, a very enjoyable place for drinks & nibbles. Interesting movie wall.

Thank marebuch
Utica, New York
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

My meal was very good; however the ribs that my mother had were not. The sauce contained too much thyme and didn't really have a lot of meat. The coleslaw was awesome.

Thank Brenda C
Hope, Maine
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293 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Very nice menu, great service, fresh food. Location is excellent. All items we've tried are delicious.

Thank Sonia T
Searsport, Maine
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

The coffee is pretty great here, fresh roasted in house, and a huge selection in beans for sale. Good cinnamon bun, and huge! Recommend the stop if you have a little time to wait, as there is usually a line.

Thank DvdSrsprt
Durham, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Our party of eight showed up on the later side of the lunch rush. We had to wait about 25 minutes for a table -- a little bit hard for younger kids -- but the food and service made it totally worth our while. We ordered a little bit of everything and then shared around a good bit. The menu... More 

Thank Eva L
Portland, Maine
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited here just after a trip to the Art museum just down the street. Wide variety of coffees and teas, as well as homemade treats, cookies, cakes, scones, etc. My scone was dry and crumbly, not so good, but everything else was great. Nice atmosphere to casually sip and chat with friends.

Thank FoodieLoverPWM
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

A friend and I stumbled across this café on our road trip to Rockland and were pleasantly surprised! The atmosphere was perfect for our breakfast and coffee, and I couldn't have asked for a better start to an adventurous day.

Thank Mary4512
New Jersey
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I love this cafe. One of my favorite places in Rockland. Period. I’m in Rockland about two months a year and this place is my first visit after i drop off my bags at home! It’s dark, but well lit. It’s cozy, warm, friendly. A great place to work on your novel, text, or just enjoy the company of others.... More 

Thank dallasmorning

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $15
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Main Street, Rockland, ME 04841
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Rockland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-594-4123

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?