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Common Good Kitchen Cafe

19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415
+1 207-244-3007
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  • Excellent93%
  • Very good6%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“popovers” (117 reviews)
“oatmeal” (55 reviews)
“apple butter” (11 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The morning after having chowder and popovers at the extremely crowded Jordan Pond House we stopped at the Cafe in SW Harbor for breakfast. Nice popovers and choices of blueberry and strawberry jams and flavored butters. You can also have coffee and oatmeal. the cafe...More

Thank andrew p
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went on Sunday and was treated to good coffee, warm popovers and music. So relaxing and lots of fun. People are so friendly. One of our favorite places.

Thank LCL1968
Reviewed 5 days ago

While on vacation on the Quiet Side of MDI, our family of 5 ate breakfast at the Common Good Kitchen Cafe. It's a fantastic place to enjoy popovers, oatmeal, juices, milk and coffee. They do good for the community on the off seasons. They provide...More

Thank Marisa O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been going to CGK since it was located at Annabelle's Seawall Dining Room. The "new" location in town is convenient and often crowded with pleasantly happy people. No pretensions here. Closed Mondays. The basic menu of OJ, good coffee, oatmeal and New England popovers,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a great breakfast, and an easy Maine morning, it’s a must!!!! The cinnamon butter was wonderful and the blueberry jam was great! Highly recommended.

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place...donations only...fresh popovers...good coffee...Saturday morning 'open mic' was a real treat. It was a gorgeous Saturday morning. Everyone in conversation with strangers. We were all one for that hour or so. Every town ought to have a Common Good cafe!

1  Thank Beachdeac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful breakfast experience: great food, super friendly people, live music, at a wonderful outdoor location. Great for groups of all sizes.

Thank larryscheiber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful concept. Enjoy amazing popovers with jam or butter and porridge with toppings. Donate what you can as you enter or leave. Once you have a popover you will want to buy the mix, which is for sale at a 10 dollar suggested...More

Thank Kathleen L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sunday morning at 10 the ukulele band plays old favorites for singalong. Popovers and oatmeal with all the trimmings for just a donation to support their soup kitchen in the winter. Funnest time on the island!

Thank rycebyrd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I LOVED this place! Just go!! It was a perfect weekend morning, eating outside listening to music having a fresh out of the oven popover (my first!) with cinnamon butter or homemade blueberry jam choices. I gave a nice donation to provide some soup in...More

Thank Pathfinder99592
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Michele C
21 September 2018|
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Response from Kathleen L | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michele, They are open Tuesday through Sunday from 730-1130. They will be closing October 7 for the season and reopen sometime in June. If your in the area definitely stop in and have a popover. Its all donation based so... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-3007
  • E-mail
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