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Review of Scratch Baking Co.

Scratch Baking Co.
Ranked #1 of 9 Dessert in South Portland
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed March 29, 2013

The center of yum here in South Portland that never ever misses to feed that craving….addicting bagels….breads…english muffins and those sweets. Cookies, brownies and cakes that just magically jump out of the display case and you feel absolutely no guilt after the first bite. Scratch has such a welcoming feel and is the center of Willard Square. Do try those bagels and yes there is a limit of 1 dozen per customer. What does that tell you about them? I have visited there several times and we have too many favorites to list.

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Reviewed February 4, 2013

Some people think the bagels aren't authentic, but they are really wonderful. The lines on weekend mornings of people waiting for the next batch of bagels is excellent proof of this. But this bakery has more than bagels. Their baguettes are wonderful, the granola out of this world, and the cakes and pastries are also fantastic. My personal favorites: The chocolate ring a ding cake, and the almond horseshoe, which I believe to be the best cookie on the planet. Really, anything they offer is fabulous.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Talk about your wonderful surprises! After a circuitous jaunt to South Portland, we chanced upon bakery nirvana at a place called Scratch! You will not believe your eyes when you walk through the door into a room filled with incredible baked goods. This place could give lessons to other bakeries. The bagels are beyond compare. I never had a bagel this good in NYC. The cakes and cookies are extraordinary. In addition, the prices are very fair and you can leave with a variety of items for under ten bucks. Trust me on this one. Scratch is worth the trip. Forget your diet, put on elastic waist pants, and head on over to Scratch.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

Wow-this little bakery is a gem! Their bagels were the best we've had. You can get a variety of food here- wine, cheese, cream cheese for the incredible bagels, coffee, soups, sandwiches, and of course baked goods. We had peanut butter cookies that were heavenly- not too sweet, just right.

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I go there about once a week. Great natural bakery, classic presentation, friendly staff. It's the hub of the entire neighborhood on the weekends.

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