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Cafe This Way

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14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
+1 207-288-4483
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08:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Sun - Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:30
Sat 05:30 - 21:30
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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73 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

I was deceived by the name of this place which sounds like a simple dinner. What a surprise to see such an amazing ambiance! We had shrimp and grits and shaved steak for dinner. Delicious and well put food! We had good service from our waiter too! Loved the decor specially the tables.

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Thank PaulinesChoice
Midcoast Maine
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154 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always go here when we visit MDI. They have the best coffee, the best service, the best food for breakfast, so why wouldn't you? I did have some trouble with the Harney, as the mound of home-made corned beef hash was HUGE and so good! This is my favorite breakfast dish anywhere.

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Thank sacrebleu62
Easton, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You will feel the welcome as you step in. Bright, open atmosphere-great 🎶, local artwork, books. Then there is the FOOD! Blueberry pancakes-Omgoodness. The Benedicts-Mouthwatering. Coffee cup-never empty (thanks Tony!). Our #1 choice for Bar Harbor breakfast.

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Thank pfue
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Flat out amazing breakfast, service and atmosphere!! Such a cool little spot. The staff was excellent!! On top of everything and very inviting. Was so happy with this experience!!

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Thank Brian S
Nashville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a lovely place. Would definitely come again. My meal (corned beef hash) didn't have much taste, perhaps because I got a hollandaise on the side. Coffee drink and blueberry bran muffin were wonderful.

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Thank Hana E
East Walpole, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, you'll probably wait in line...but yes it's worth the wait. The ambience, the surroundings, the out-of-the-way, the foodfoodfood for breakfast! If you like Benedict... heavenly.... pancakes, eggs...it all puts you in the Bar Harbor state of mind. There's a moment when you say, I could live here.... and Cafe This Way would be your go-to breakfast...

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Thank Frank B
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an affordable little breakfast place tucked away from the busier shops in Bar Harbor. The food is good for the prices, and there is parking available!

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Thank rkm1991
Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cafe This Way is tucked away on a side street and is named because of it's location. I sat outside on the patio. The service was good, the coffee was tasty and it was overall a good breakfast. I ordered an Illinois omelette and enjoyed it, although there was a bit too much guacamole. I'm not much into potatoes but... More 

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Thank Becky H
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the blueberry pancakes and eggs benedict with smoked trout. Great cafe ambiance. Worth a stop while visiting Bar Harbor!

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Thank Maria K
Augusta, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the past, we have loved breakfasts at CTW. Among the reasons, the quality of their home fries. However, when we had breakfast there on May 10 we were dismayed to see that their home fries were deep fat fried (or, if not, something darn close to it). That is sufficient to cause us to look for other breakfast venues... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Saturday
05:30 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?