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“Bah's Has Become "Markel's Bakehouse"”
Review of Markel's Bakehouse

Markel's Bakehouse
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Castine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: American
Description: MarKel's Bakehouse (formerly Bah's) has been a landmark not to be missed in Castine. For over 20 years we have been well known as a unique, affordable spot to meet friends and take in the views of Castine Harbor from our deck while enjoying breakfast or lunch. Our bakehouse is known far and wide for its delicious breakfast pastries, quiche, gourmet sandwiches and casseroles, giant cookies, and amazing cakes and pies. We're also Castine's premier caterer, on or off premises, for groups from 4 to 400. The Watermark (in the downstairs of MarKel's), is MarKel's private dining room, event and catering center offering an eclectic menu with cutting edge cuisine, an extensive wine list, full bar and specialty cocktails. Available 7 days a week, The Watermark is the perfect spot to celebrate weddings, birthdays, graduations, or any special occasion. We also offer wine dinners and supper club events. Choose to sit by the wood-fired pizza oven or alfresco in the courtyard. Call for availability.
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Description: MarKel's Bakehouse (formerly Bah's) has been a landmark not to be missed in Castine. For over 20 years we have been well known as a unique, affordable spot to meet friends and take in the views of Castine Harbor from our deck while enjoying breakfast or lunch. Our bakehouse is known far and wide for its delicious breakfast pastries, quiche, gourmet sandwiches and casseroles, giant cookies, and amazing cakes and pies. We're also Castine's premier caterer, on or off premises, for groups from 4 to 400. The Watermark (in the downstairs of MarKel's), is MarKel's private dining room, event and catering center offering an eclectic menu with cutting edge cuisine, an extensive wine list, full bar and specialty cocktails. Available 7 days a week, The Watermark is the perfect spot to celebrate weddings, birthdays, graduations, or any special occasion. We also offer wine dinners and supper club events. Choose to sit by the wood-fired pizza oven or alfresco in the courtyard. Call for availability.
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“Bah's Has Become "Markel's Bakehouse"”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Bah has retired and the bakehouse was purchased by former employees. The quality and quirkiness continues. This little café is tucked off Water Street on an alley. When you walk in the menu is printed on a huge chalk board opposite the glass case and cash register. Tempting baked goods are displayed on an open counter. You order at the counter, pick up your drink from the cooler and find a seat in the tiny dining room or the larger open deck.
Markel's offers a variety of soups, sandwiches, salads and casseroles. Portions are generous and the food is fresh and homemade.
On this lunch time visit I had chicken salad and a deviled egg. The chicken salad was flavorful and included sun dried tomato, pesto and pecans. My husband ordered a Reuben that he declared was the best Reuben he has ever had. The sandwich was huge and messy and delicious.
Markel's is little changed from the years it was run by Bah. It is now open daily from 7 to 3, serves beer and wine, and plans to stay open for a longer season. Stop in for breakfast or lunch and take something home for later, too.

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