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Common Good Kitchen Cafe

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19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415
+1 207-244-3007
7:30 am - 11:30 am
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 11:30 am
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Seattle, Washington
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We had absolutely delicious popovers and loved the music and ambiance. It is very family friendly and we will be going back!

Thank DianaVinh
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Locals eat here daily and donate generously to help feed those in need all year. Oatmeal, juice and hot drinks for summer breakfast, but the popovers are the treat!

Thank Angela S
Detroit, Michigan
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Good local soup kitchen with warm popovers in the morning. Popovers are served with flavored butter and preserves. Staff was very friendly and hard working.

Thank jrbray89
Arlington, Virginia
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

This spot is amazing on a nice day (out door / patio seating). The popovers and berry jams are amazing, and the cause is a good one.

Thank Blaine M
Greenwich, Connecticut
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Common Good Cafe serves nothing but the finest breakfast food! From hearty oatmeal..Organic coffee..and BEST for last.....THE POPOVERS..with an assortment of Jams and flavored butters....Maple Butter...but the Bluberry jam is out of this world!...This is a self serve restaurant...relying on the HONOR system...all the proceeds go back to the community and restaurant ...Great Food..and ..a experience you'll never forget!!!

Thank Ronnie B
Metuchen, New Jersey
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107 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Breakfast was excellent the popovers and oatmeal were great. We went on Sunday and they had a local volunteer band playing. The volunteers do a great job. If I didn't eat I would still leave a donation.

Thank fishermen66
Peachtree City, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

You go for the great popovers but quickly realize there's more to this unassuming little gem than the breakfast. The people are kind and know no strangers. All kinds of folks were gathered in this cozy spot to eat breakfast. You pay by putting your money, a donation, into a box by the door. When we realized we were about... More 

Thank AllisonCaudle
Sandpoint, Idaho
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

volunteers staff this place and bake delicious popovers in what look like cast iron muffin tins. we were out walking and just had one, with maple walnut butter. but there are other butters and jams. and oatmeal with assorted fixings . and wonderful smelling coffee. all by donation to fund their charitable cooking off season. be generous, please.

Thank susan d
Byron Bay, Australia
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

I was sick in bed at our inn and my husband got great oatmeal, hot rolls and jelly and tea to go from here. We'd woken very early and nothing else was open. The oatmeal was as good as home cooking and payment was by donation as the kitchen is set up to help locals who are struggling. Great initiative... More 

Thank Victoria S
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Jim_and_Boots

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $6
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 11:30 am
7:30 am - 11:30 am
7:30 am - 11:30 am
7:30 am - 11:30 am
7:30 am - 11:30 am
7:30 am - 11:30 am
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: +1 207-244-3007

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