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37 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1809
+1 207-288-9592
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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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Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

We went into this cafe for bagels and coffee and are still in shock over the way we were treated. As I was ordering our bagels, the lady behind the counter lost her patience over the fact that I was specifying that each bagel should be toasted. She told me: "Let me save you some words. There is no need... More 

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Thank VBirthday
New England, North Dakota
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

We popped in here looking for a quick cappuccino before heading out for the day. I hadn't read any reviews Upon walking through the door I was struck by the relaxing and visual appeal of the shop. I see from the reviews some have felt rebuffed by the personnel. We didn't find anything to be off-putting but yes, the lady... More 

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Thank amateurtraveler1
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Norwich, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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: +1 207-288-9592
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?