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Common Good Kitchen Cafe

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19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415
207-244-3007
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7:30 am - 11:30 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 am
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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a nice place and mission! All proceeds (contributions) for breakfast go to support locals during hard times. Popovers were fantastic.

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Thank Jim_and_Boots
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We drove from Bar Harbor to the Common Good on a gray rainy morning. The place is nondescript inside, and no one was around. Mugs for coffee, a crockpot of oatmeal (and toppings), and fresh warm popovers (and toppings) welcomed us. We helped ourselves, sat amid the flowers under an awning, and marveled at the reason this place existed. A... More 

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West Chester Pa
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent popovers, coffee, and atmosphere make this a must for breakfast. Furthmore, this is all for a very worthy cause.

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Thank Bernie G
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was disillusioned by my Jordan Pond experience, but was fully impressed by Common Good. The popovers come out steaming and came alive with the cinnamon butter. After trying to make them at home, I now appreciate how much of an art making these are. Weekend was overly crowded, but weekdays make it comfortable experience. Skip the parking hassle at... More 

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Thank Atallsail T
East Amherst, New York
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465 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a real craving for popovers and had been told about this place. There are no prices listed. You are encouraged to leave an amount that you feel is fair. You serve yourself and leave your "donation" in a large box on your way out. You can eat there or pack your meal to go. The popovers were great!

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Thank Henry D
Raleigh, NC
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to agree with all the other reviews. We stumbled upon this incredible little place on Sunday morning, it was packed!! Had to see what all the hubbub was. The best coffee, fab popovers, cool sing along for "church service" and wonderful folks in general!! They serve this delicious fare from 0730 to 1130 each morning in the warmer... More 

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Thank tvkelly
Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Common Good Kitchen Cafe is a Southwest Harbor gem that raises funds to provide food for those in need. The cafe would be worth supporting even if the food was meh--you can be very happy it is as wonderful as the service it provides to the community. The popovers are huge and delicious, and the options of plain to flavored... More 

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Thank Gwenn B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at the Common Good twice in a week and loved it both times. The first time was a Sunday morning. It was crowded and buzzing. There was music with song books! Just great! The second time was a Tuesday, quieter but just as tasty. Eat well for a great cause. Be generous with your donation!

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Thank Heather C
New York City, New York
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The popovers are fine, though they're undersalted. The jams are good. What's so great, and makes this a must-visit stop, is the atmosphere - outside, under umbrellas, live guitar music, and in the service of a good cause. It would be hard to find a place where you have a better sense of well-being. Simply being there provides a great... More 

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Hudson, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a lot of flack for not getting popovers on our last trip to Maine. I happened to run by this place and brought my husband by for breakfast. Well, I'm sold on the popovers! So good... also had oatmeal and a nice cup of coffee. It is all by donation and supports the local food pantry. Nice outdoor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $6
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Monday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 11:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-244-3007

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