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Arabica Coffee House

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16 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3926
+1 207-879-0792
08:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Cold December afternoon,just wanted a cup of coffee.Alot of people on the computers,there were families in there and couples.They have pastries,and soups.We just ordered a hot chocolate which was really good,thats what my husband said,and I ordered the caramel latte,suggested by the young woman at the counter,since they make their own caramel,and it was very good,not too sweet .It is... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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236 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We were staying near the old port and felt like an afternoon coffee break. I did some research and found the nearest to us was Arabica...lets give it a try. Not disappointed! These guys do coffee well. I am sure they will do insipid filter coffee if you ask but I wanted a full body espresso. I watched the barista... More 

Thank TKrieg
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stopped here for breakfast before heading heading home from a long weekend. We ordered at the counter and our food was brought to us. We orded the maple lattes and quiche. The coffee was good and we liked the quiche.

Thank ICFG
North Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This little coffee shop is amazingly large inside with plants and couches for a relaxed atmosphere. Their maple latte with soy was excellent and my husband got a chair tea latte he said was not too sweet, which he loved as well! The staff was friendly. Would definitely recommend grabbing a cup before walking around Old Port!

Thank twodbeat
Portland, Maine
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166 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Really cute space. Not a lot of baked goods to offer for an afternoon snack but that's ok. Great seating..lots of options in table size and roomy. Good coffee..I liked it.

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Fairfax, Virginia
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful coffee house unless you look down on the floor. The floor was dirty and when I see that, it automatically makes my coffee/food less appetizing. In addition, it took forever for our order to come. It's a huge coffee house but they appeared to have one person making the espresso drinks for the whole line during... More 

Thank WashingtonianNative
New York City, New York
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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Cool coffee shop in Portland. The coffee is good and the ambience is nice. Very friendly and helpful staff. Start your morning here.

Thank Mac2105
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We live two hours south of Portland, ME and I would seriously drive to Portland, ME just for a macchiato at this great spot. Live music and great art on the walls. Baked goods are really good too. I snuck out of the hotel early and went to 4 different coffee shops to taste the local brew. All were good,... More 

Thank Phatdaddy2012
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We love their coffee so much that we purchase a few bags to bring back to New York . Coffee and lattes are excellent. Environment is great too , very lay back Can't wait to go back there next time I am @ Maine

Thank Anni M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

My first choice of a coffee was Bard until I saw their prices. So I went to Arabica. They have two locations in Portland which is good. I got a medium café au lait. The medium looked like a small. I also got a chocolate croissant which was not special in any way. The coffee was fine. Nothing in particular... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3926
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-879-0792

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?