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Cafe This Way

14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
+1 207-288-4483
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:30 AMAll hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Summary: Not sure I'll return. The pros: Our server (Jennifer) was excellent. My cup of clam chowder was pretty good. It was also steaming when it arrived. There are some creative ideas on the menu. The cons: My companion's dish—mac and cheese—came to the table...More

Thank VTSarie
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had breakfast here twice in past 2 years. Decent breakfast, no complaints. Some dishes are better than others. It gets busy on some mornings and I have seen a slight wait.

Thank PeterOlson
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is a busy and food good. It makes for a lovely lunch spot for my friends and me. It is a little out of the way of the main streets but worth looking for. I have had their nachos and they are delicious...More

Thank JaneK473
Reviewed 20 November 2017

This restaurant was recommended by another excellent restaurant in town. Like attracts like they say. We spent 2 mornings trying to find a good breakfast place and lo and behold, this is IT. Great food including vegan. All locals. Phenomenal service and delightful, high energy...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 17 November 2017

We enjoyed a meal in mid-October, likely just prior to the restaurant closing for the season. As such, perhaps the menu did not have as many choices as it might have in earlier times. I tried the lobster roll, and my wife had a grilled...More

Thank UncleChuck
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Great place for breakfast. Delicious menu, affordable prices. Quick walk from our hotel (harborside hotel and marina). Off the beaten path, appears to be family owned? Delicious!

Thank Natalie D
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We ate breakfast here twice during our 5 day visit to the island. The blueberry pancakes are incredible! Also had a great breakfast sandwich. Will definitely atop by again if we return to the area.

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We had been there before and quite honestly went back to have the blueberry pancakes again. Drove 5 hours to get them! That's saying something and we weren't disappointed. A must stop when you go to Bar Harbor. Of course many other choices on the...More

Thank GaryK974
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Unusual decor but a good atmosphere. Our waiter was very helpful, and the menu was not too extensive but interesting. Food was delicious, and well presented, also slightly unusual. It was quiet when we arrived but as the evening wore on it filled up and...More

Thank avenabo
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Friendly service, good breakfast selection, tasty and fresh. Cozy place but a little hectic because there were many guests what prooves the food is good.

Thank Julia C
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Questions & Answers
12 February 2017|
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Response from FinLi_75 | Reviewed this property |
They do take reservations and I highly recommend it.
16 August 2016|
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Response from Gabe H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there is a lunch menu. The restaurant is open until 1 p.m. on Sundays, 11:30 a.m. the other days of the week for breakfast.
Kathryn A
6 August 2016|
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Response from angusmac01 | Reviewed this property |
It is licensed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-4483
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serving breakfast and dinner, considered casual and fine dining. Large breakfast menu, and eclectic dinner menu.
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