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Scratch Baking Co.

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416 Preble St, South Portland, ME 04106-3020
+1 207-799-0668
07:00 - 18:00
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Sun 07:00 - 12:00
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 18:00
Sat 07:00 - 18:00
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South Portland, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Scratch bakery has the best bagels around. They are soft and crunchy all at once. They are cooked perfectly.

Thank Debbie M
Portland, Maine
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547 reviews
434 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

OK, so I finally got back here early enough to see what the big deal was about Scatch's bagels. I already knew their other products were good. Scratch once again won "Best of" for bagels in Greater Portland this year..... or was it last, or both? There's no real comparison with other bagel-makers, all of whom do a good job.... More 

Thank James F
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Voted one of the best on a regular basis. Bagels are hot out of the oven and sell as fast as they come out. Bread is crusty and hearty. Also have sandwich/salad menu (to go) and good coffee. Cant

Thank MaineDebbie
New England
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Good bagels although a little soft for my taste. Still excellent. Bought a very tasty loaf of multigrain bread. Also best cinammon bun I've ever had, not overly sugary and sweet. The hot chocolate was a little weak. Still I highly recommend as a bakery with bagels, bread, pastries, coffee, and they have a nice bottled wine selection, including one... More 

Thank Cove22
Sycamore, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Get here early if you want to beat the lines! Every time we have visited Portland/Cape Elizabeth, so stop by Scratch to bring breakfast to my family on the Cape- and as always, there is a line around the block for the delicious food baked from Scratch! We particularly love their berry muffins, but if you want a great bagel,... More 

Thank lovealwayslisa8
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43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous bagels. Especially the Asiago. Great beach front bakery with great coffee bar to boot. Sandwiches are good too

Thank Pinebabies
South Portland, Maine
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Bagels are amazing, and their sandwiches are also excellent. The service is always friendly. You will not be disappointed!

Thank ktfagan
South Portland, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Scratch has delicious bagels, coffee, tasty treats and friendly staff. Their bagels are a huge hit among our family and the long lines are definitely worth your time.

Thank liz T
Beverly Hills, Florida
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80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Scratch makes the most unique and delicious bagels I've ever eaten. Certainly worth the wait as on the weekend the lines can be somewhat long. In addition to bagels, they have a complete selection of tasty delights and excellent coffee. Make sure you try the cream cheese with chives to add to your bagel. They have a reasonable wine selection... More 

Thank Travelingmaine
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Scratch is a great place. The bakery items are top drawer. We have had the deserts and they are great. People line up for the nontraditional bagels- very chewey. The bread they bake here is wonderful. But, the star of the show is their baguette. It is simply the best I have ever had, including those I had in Paris.... More 

Thank Thomas K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Preble St, South Portland, ME 04106-3020
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-799-0668

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