8 Coolest Coffee Shops in Maine!

In recent years,

Maine, especially Portland, has become a hotbed of gourmet food and drinks. With more restaurants and cafés per capita than New York City or San Francisco, Maine has some amazing places to grab a cup of Joe. 

Whether you’re the type of person who needs caffeine to survive Monday morning or just need a temporary office, there is a coffee shop for you in Maine. From shops that only serve small batches of fair-trade organic coffee to large brewers with cases of delicious baked goods, here are the 8 coolest coffee shops in Maine.

44 North Coffee, Deer Isle, ME

Located on tiny Deer Isle off the coast of Maine in an old school house, 44 North Coffee serves only small batch, fair trade, organic coffee in Mason jars. Established in 2010, the owners still custom roast 100 percent of their Arabica coffee beans on the second floor of the shop. You’ll smell coffee all day long here.

Arabica Coffee, Portland, ME

Arabica Coffee has been a coffee staple of Portland for over 20 years. With two locations, this coffee shop is a great place to grab a cup to go or meet up with friends. Since 2009, all the coffee has been roasted in-house by the owners.

Coffee By Design, Portland, ME

Coffee By Design is one of Portland’s most known coffee shops opening their doors over 22 years ago. Today, CBD has four coffeehouses and a micro roaster throughout the city and employs 45 baristas and coffee experts. No matter which location you head to, expect a great cup of joe and a friendly smile from a barista that probably remembers your name and order.

Tandem Coffee Roasters, Portland, ME

With so many awesome coffee shops in Portland, it’s tough to pick a favorite. Tandem Coffee Roasters might be one of the new kids in town, but they are making quite a splash. Tandem roasts their beans on-site in small batches. Pull up a chair and chat with your neighbor.

Rock City Café, Rockland, ME

Located in coastal Rockland, this mid-coast coffee shop is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Rock City Café roasts their own organic coffee onsite. Opened in the evenings, head to Rock City for tapas, beer & wine, and live music three nights a week.  

Elements, Biddeford, ME

Opening in 2013 on Main Street in Biddeford, Elements has become an anchor in this former mill town. Selling high quality Bard Coffee, local craft beer, and a wide selection of used books, there is no wonder this coffee shop is popular among the young and old.

Lil’s Café, Kittery, ME

While Lil’s Café might be a coffee shop, it’s the pastries that will leave your mouth watering. Lil’s Café serves Tandem Coffee Roasters coffee and a broad array of delicious soups, sandwiches, and baked goods. Lil’s Café is named after a beloved local community member. How can you not love that?

Bard Coffee, Portland, ME

Specializing in delicious coffee styles from around the world, Bard Coffee is the place to be in Portland. With a large airy windows in the heart of the Old Port, Bard is the perfect place to enjoy a steaming hot cup of coffee while people watching.

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