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37 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1809
207-288-9592
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yummy, unique coffee place that has a variety of delicious drinks and breakfast foods. I had the ice chai which was yummy!

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Thank Ericka D
Bar Harbor, Maine
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got an iced coffee here. The coffee was o.k., but the lay-out of the place makes it hard to be in line, order, and then stay out of everyones way. Good prices and interesting eats choices for breakfast and lunch, but a bit cramped.

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Thank Jill M
Newton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Trailhead Cafe is a small, homey-feeling cafe. We like going there because of their homemade food. While the people who work there are very friendly, it does take some time for the food to be prepared. Still, we enjoy going to this cafe because the food tastes good and we like supporting local businesses. This is a great option... More 

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Thank ashleyepstein
Salem, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick breakfast. Service was a little slow but breakfast sandwiches were delicious! Great little atmosphere.

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Thank stripeyj
Bar Harbor, Maine
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I come to trailhead occasionally to get coffee or a sandwich and their drinks are always great, I love the physical space that the coffeeshop is in and the food is good, but they are so terribly unprofessional. When one of the owners isn't there it's a high school girl takeover. The staff members who are working and/or hanging around... More 

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Thank Littlebird212016
Mount Desert Island, Maine
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Just wanted to get an iced coffee. Barista explains they didn't have any but I could wait or she'd make an americano. I tell her I don't want the ice all melted she rudely says it won't be. Sure enough I have to ask her for more ice. The coffee itself was fine, good even. But while I was waiting... More 

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Thank miss_alaneous
Bar Harbor, Maine
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

I'm a seasonal employee in Bar Harbor and so I've been able to make my way around to all of the local cafes. I've always enjoyed the atmosphere of Trailhead, and their food/coffee has never disappointed. However, I always felt a little uneasy about the woman who usually runs the counter, she can come off as a bit condescending, but... More 

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1 Thank Caroline583
Norwich, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Amazing off season service and good food. I had the friend of the devil and large iced coffee and was really good. Would come back for sure!

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Thank whip771
Denver, Colorado
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220 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

Good coffee and tea made to order but with one very loud talker making it impossible for anyone else to have a conversation at the same time. Turn down the volume!

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Thank John B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

Entirely forgettable coffee and staff. I ordered two single-shot espressos (due espressi) which were served in mugs, not espresso cups. The woman motioned to the front of the shop and said. "There's where you'll find milk and other stuff that you might put in YOUR coffee." Huh? It was not said in a friendly way, which seemed odd to me.... More 

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Thank PortlandRover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1809
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: 207-288-9592
Description
The Trailhead Cafe is the local year round source for the finest coffee, tea, espresso, breakfast sandwiches, and picnic lunches in Bar Harbor. Family owned, friendly, year-round community cafe offering Acadia National Park information.

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