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37 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1809
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Salem, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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 

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 

Thank miss_alaneous
Bar Harbor, Maine
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

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!

Thank whip771
Denver, Colorado
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210 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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!

Thank John B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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 

Thank PortlandRover
Boston, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Popped in after I got breakfast down the street to get a pick me up latte for my 6 hour drive back down to Mass. Cute lil place, seems very cozy. The woman who worked there seemed to know the locals who come in regularly, which is cool. If you're into lattes, they're good here & you should go! Always... More 

Thank Elise L
Sarasota, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

The lady working made my Americano with a LONG pour and it absolutely rocked! It takes more time to make the delicious cup this way but she was most concerned with making her guests happy than hurrying through it-don't get me wrong, this is not a lazy, gonna take forever to get your cup o'joe, because it doesn't...I just truly... More 

Thank 4NanMarie
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Went to this cafe and got a Latte. The wifi you gain access to by purchasing a drink and then they give you the password. The girl working there was very rude and acted like I was wasting her time by coming in and ordering something. However the drinks were good and it was obviously popular with the college kids... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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
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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