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Little Notch Bakery and Cafe

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340 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4243
+1 207-244-3357
08:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Frankfort, Illinois
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137 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to stop. Very fresh food and coffee. Very laid back atmosphere. I would stop hete again

Thank JP1631
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My wife and I stopped here after hiking for a quick lunch. We bought a chocolate chip cookie and a coffee and sat down for what turned into a ten minute wait for one bowl of fish chowder. After finally getting the soup my wife sent my back to the counter for some butter for the parts of her sourdough... More 

Thank Kinsale99
Tipton, Michigan
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

After a drive to the area, we were hungry for lunch after hiking , so we stopped at little Notch Bakery. Quaint little town with outstanding Bakery. Very pleasant wait staff. the pizza we had was top-notch! the sandwiches were excellent deli style. they have wonderful baked breads and pastries worth a stop if you're in the area. ..

Thank Nancy M
Stillwater, Minnesota
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

We thought this was a different restaurant than what it was but were pleasantly surprised. We all had pasta.

Thank dschaertel
Sugar Land, Texas
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169 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

How this place earned a top Trip Advisor rate is beyond the experience of all 4 in our group. The unfriendly "order taker" can only be explained by reading a newspaper article, which is framed on the wall. All bakery items as well as pizza was in the "open". Back door was open (I did not see a screen door.)... More 

Thank PheSugarLand_Texas
Austin, Texas
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The front of the cafe makes it look like the breads were just made that day, but it might not have been made that week. The cashier seemed to try to hide a smirk as she said $5 for just a small ciabatta that ended up being very stale. If you go, please ask when the baked goods were made.... More 

Thank Atallsail T
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Sunday morning, 2 croissants and a baguette, price nearly $10. If this bakery was in France it would be out of business. That's was annoying I am still trying to work out the price, croissant $3 each perhaps but $4 for a stale baguette, whoa!!!! It was a quaint little store but selling Saturdays bread on a Sunday morning is... More 

Thank Ethhvuhg
Alexandria, Virginia
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

I bought a loaf of their 9 grain bread on the first day I was in SW Harbor. I went back twice for more. It was delicious! The other items were way too expensive to buy.

Thank Krkinva
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My family needed a early lunch stop. We saw the delicious looking pizza in the display case and the blueberry scones which we did not pass up. Yummy! The blackened haddock sandwich was a little dry. The fresh made in store bread over toasted. Needs some spice besides tartar sauce. Service a little slow. Needs more attention to details upfront.... More 

Thank David O
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

After a very late arrival in Southwest Harbor the night before, I snuck out late morning to pick up a pizza at this charming bakery, while my hubby was sleeping in. I ordered the artichoke and prosciutto, and it was delicious. They also have beautiful breads and pastries, sandwiches to go, and of course, blueberry pie. Great place to find... More 

Thank celesteAtlanta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 340 Main St, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4243
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-3357

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