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Arabica Coffee House

16 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3926
+1 207-879-0792
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (3 reviews)
“beans” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (5 reviews)
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07:00 - 18:00 Hours
16 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3926
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 23 February 2018

Note: this review says Free Street location but its actually for 9 Commercial Street location. I don't have anything against Starbucks specifically but this place fits the Portland Old Port scene so much better. Open, sunny space housed in an old brick building sitting almost...More

Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 13 January 2018

There are a number of really great coffee places in Portland (Bard, Bam Bam, Coffee by Design, etc), but this one has my favorite latte. Nice place for an informal business meeting.

Thank TM4789
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We found what we were looking for here. We didn't want the predictable Starbucks that you can get anywhere and often do... but not today. And we didn't want a full sit down breakfast. Just good coffee options, and some great baked good options... quiche...More

Thank Jademrgoes
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This was my spot for what I felt were tremendous lattes, delivered with professional pride and courtesy a year ago. Went this morning (October 14 8:30 am); a mediocre (at best) latte was pretty much slammed down in front of me by a "barista". Absolutely...More

Thank imiy
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Stopped in for come coffee with my brother. It's a nice atmosphere inside. There are a few tables outside and the weather was perfect for sitting there. The coffee was good and the service was pleasant. Would return.

Thank Reenerbeener
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for a dark roast to go. Very nice place. It was late so it was empty, but it would be a nice place to sit down and enjoy a coffee. Didn't get the warmest welcome but I'd give it another shot for sure....More

Thank JetBlueDriver
Reviewed 5 September 2017

ordered french roast to go no good extremely bitter probably roasted the wrong beans and over priced

Thank kevin m
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Limited selections, but all good. Staff needs to learn to make a few specialty coffees that other places do in their sleep. But I'll go back.

Thank CaribbeanFred
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I was in search for a new coffee shop, or new to me, that I have not yet visited in Portland, and this was on top of my list. I went in and ordered a large Nitro Cold Brew and it was excellent. The flavor...More

Thank nicks60610
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for an iced coffee on Monday afternoon. The barista was relaxed and friendly as she explained the difference between two cold brew options on the menu. Based on her suggestion, I got a Nitro Chai Cold Brew -- which starts as regular...More

Thank Angellocks84
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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