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Common Good Kitchen Cafe

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19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679
207-244-3007
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7:30 am - 11:30 am
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Rome, New York
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You'll enjoy outdoor seating, popovers, oatmeal, coffee, juice,all for a donation. On Sunday mornings, the Acadia Ukulele Players play for your enjoyment.

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Thank Geri8037
Escondido, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found out about this donation funded resource a couple of years ago and have been stopping in for coffee as much as possible when ever we come to Mt. Desert Island ever since. The environment is very Family Friendly. There are a lot of locals that start their day their and they are a wealth of history about the... More 

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1 Thank Tracy R
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our host told us about this place. Located just off Main st in southwest harbor, they serve free coffee, oatmeal, and popovers for a donation. the money goes to provide food for shut-ins in winter. the popovers -amazing! and the coffee was good,plus the cinnamon butter was delicious

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Thank sjhumphrey
Plaistow, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious, warm freshly baked popovers, amazing with maple butter! They also have oatmeal w/toppings, coffee, hot chocolate, juice. There are no prices, only donations accepted to help feed the locals during the tough winter months. This is a great organization to support. Be sure to stop at the Common Good if you are visiting the Acadia National Park area!

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Thank KShee14538
Peacham, Vermont
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing popovers. Yum! The consensus in our group is that these are hands-down better than those at Jordan Pond house, plus your donation towards your breakfast helps those who deserve a good meal but might not be able to afford it. We just wish they had a better sit-down spot when the weather is crummy (most of the seating is... More 

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Thank jillybjolly
Lower Waterford, Vermont
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Found this a few years ago when it was at Seawall, was sad to see it apparently disappear, and overjoyed to see it reopen in its new location. It's become a wonderful morning tradition to bike there, enjoy warm and tasty popovers, and know that our donation was going to a good cause!

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Thank William V
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Wonderful place that serves the local community in the hard winter months. Customers are not charged for the food; donations are accepted at the door. The workers turned out a constant supply of freshly-baked popovers that are even better than the famous Jordan Pond House popovers. Fresh, cooked oatmeal and coffee and juice are also available.

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Thank Emelise C
Southwest Harbor, Maine
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

The Common Good Soup Kitchen runs the Cafe daily in the summer as a fundraising venture to support its services over the winter. The Cafe serves an all-you-can-eat breakfast fare of popovers, oatmeal, coffee, tea and juice. Seating is at tables under umbrellas on a large outdoor patio (there is a smaller area for indoor seating in poor weather) and... More 

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1 Thank czarlisle
Warren, Maine
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Drove two hours this morning for our third visit. Awesome all the way around. Great people great sing along music - a true sense of community. Lisa you are in my daily prayers - a beautiful, strong woman!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The concept is wonderful. Donations only are accepted and go to a great cause. Popovers and porridge is made with love by volunteers. great folks-ie music played by locals. It was fun to be a part of it.

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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
Takeout, Seating
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
  • 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?