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Brandon & Laura's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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11 Seal Cove Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4632
+1 207-244-5551
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Sun 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Dover, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I read the reviews and this place sounded good. But when we arrived, I should have listened to my intuition. The door was open and the screen was torn, so there were plenty of flies. The table was sticky as my companion asked the wait person to wipe it down. She was not surprised by this request. The table had... More 

Thank Bluecat2016
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Reviews here and Yelp are consistent and good, and only being 2 minutes away, why not? They serve breakfast until 2pm, so a late breakfast for us was no problem. We both got eggs and blueberry pancakes, and it was quite good. We opted for the maple syrup ($) and it came out cold. We asked for it to be... More 

Thank Robert L
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We tried this place on our last day for breakfast and wish we went here sooner! It's a local, homey breakfast/lunch place. NOTE* there is not an A/C unit, fans only. They have your typical food for breakfast but what's awesome is they have options for every belly. You can order a 1 egg or 2 egg omelette. You can... More 

Thank newenglandhiker
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

It is great. I went out lastnight and woke up feeling very awful. B&L's saves my life every time. Order the french toast using the homemade cinnamon bread, you will never be dissatisfied.

Thank Tom W
Lancater County, PA
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61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Catering to locals, this little gem of a diner is tucked away on Seal Cove Road in a little strip center, barely recognizable as a restaurant. The service is friendly and fast. The fare may be basic, but it sure hits the spot. Prices are very reasonable: 2 eggs any style, 2 sausage patties, homefries, toast for $8.

Thank A-Road-Not-Taken
Auburn, Maine
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

Very good meal at resonable price. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive. There was no wait and you seat ourself.

Thank Tom C
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

Local great people with fine breakfast and lunch choices without pretentious prices. Try great blueberry pancakes or corned beef hash.

Thank ChestyPuller
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2016 via mobile

Staff was very friendly and welcoming. This is a little diner that is obviously popular with the natives, and for good reason!! I had a turkey club sandwich ... The best I have ever eaten. Real turkey, not deli. Cole slaw had a little too much mayo but was quite good nonetheless. My hubby had the one time salad bar... More 

Thank Donna J
Mount Desert, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

A great place to gather. Good food, reasonably priced, with an attentive waitstaff. Not a typical Bar Harbor area tourist trap and a favorite among locals

Thank teddybrom
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Small mom and pop cafe. Felt the prices were a little high considering the ambiance or lack there of. Food was ok and they do accept credit cards.

Thank Cathy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Seal Cove Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4632
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-5551
Serve Breakfast and Lunch from 6am-2pm

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