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“Excellent Breakfast Spot”

Isabella's Cafe And Bakery
Ranked #27 of 59 Restaurants in Freeport
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Description: We strive to create a warm and friendly cafe that reminds you of home cooking. We prepare all of our food from scratch using fresh ingredients and family recipes. Next time you're in Freeport, stop on by for breakfast, lunch, and of course one of our famous sticky buns! A long time feature of Freeport, Maine, Isabella's Cafe has recently come under new ownership by Caite Maynard. Caite has worked in the food industry for over 40 years; she is renowned for her baking, soup, and her attention to customer service. Isabella's Cafe now focuses on fresh food made by hand, using locally-sourced ingredients and family recipes; breakfast and lunch are available all day, and Caite's passion for baking results in a bakery case filled with delicious items from cookies, muffins, and scones, and the homemade sticky bun bread pudding is not to be missed!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Breakfast Spot”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

We camped in Freeport for four days and found this gem by accident. The sticky bun french toast is excellent. I also loved the egg and ham sandwich on a homemade biscuit. We had breakfast there everyday.

  • Visited July 2014
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Nutley, New Jersey
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Oh so Sticky”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

Must get:
A Sticky Bun...jsut the right amount of sweetness, softness, and doneness

Should also get:
Curried Chicken Salad sandwich...great flavor, moist, served on some amazing bread (the Marbled is awesome)

The bad: service can be slow on a busy morning. Parking can be tough.

The good: Kind, amiable service. local art for sale. good coffee.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank RobChills
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York County, Maine
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17 reviews
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“Once is enough”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

We walked in for breakfast to an empty restaurant. We were greeted with a friendly hello but the young man that took our order was cocky, smug, and arrogant. We ordered on breakfast sandwich and one greek omelet; neither of which were anything that would lure us back. Once is enough of this place.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank K S
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Catherine M, Owner at Isabella's Cafe And Bakery, responded to this review, January 20, 2015
Hi K S,
We're so sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at Isabella's. We'd love to make it up to you next time you're in Freeport. We pride ourselves in our fresh ingredients and homemade breakfast and lunch items, and we apologize that the customer service experience was not positive. Feel free to ask for me (Caite, the owner), next time you're in and we'll make sure you have a better experience.
Thanks,
Caite M. (Owner)
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North Bellmore, New York
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“The sticky buns are worth the trip”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

I am a big fan of sticky buns and cinnamon rolls, and this place did not disappoint. The sweetness level was just right and the bun wasn't yeasty or overbaked and was very delicious. I liked the atmosphere as well as the local art on the wall. I am deducting a star because when we went in for food (around 12 pm) they had run out of a lot of items they had on the menu and had no substitutions (like no more homefries :( ) and while the eggs and pancakes we ordered were good, they were nothing special. I would just come in and grab some of their baked goods if you are really looking for something special.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Rea H
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New York City, New York
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“Nice place tucked in a corner”
Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is a charming little café open for breakfast and lunch just off the main street in Freeport. The sign is on the front of the building, but the entrance is down a flight of stairs on the side street. The owner was behind the counter and cooking as well, she is very friendly and accommodating for our requests. The highlight is the baked good, the cinnamon rolls and sticky buns were delicious and I can see why there is a steady flow of customers.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Kenn H
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