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Camden’s Guide to the Best Brunch Spots on the Coast

best restaurants in maine for brunchWant to brunch your way up the coast of Maine? This blog is for you! The brunch scene is exploding with unique dishes and comfort food up and down the coast of our foodie-friendly state. Brunch is the perfect occasion to meet family and friends on a lazy Sunday. Whether you opt for breakfast, lunch or a little of both, you can’t lose with brunch. Below, we share some of the best restaurants in Maine to enjoy our favorite meal, brunch.

Boyton-McKay Food Company – Camden
We start in our backyard with a Camden mainstay. Located in an old pharmacy, Boyton-McKay Food Company’s classic decor welcomes you with charm. Breakfast is served all day here, accompanied by a robust lunch menu featuring a variety of soups, sandwiches, and quesadillas. As soon as you walk through the door, you are filled with the bold aroma of their specially brewed coffees, cappuccinos, and lattes.

Must-Try Dish: Duck Confit with Spring Onions and Fiddlehead Hash with Eggs and Toast.
Tuesday-Saturday 7am-2pm, Sunday 8am-1pm / 30 Main Street, Camden

Crissy’s Breakfast and Coffee Bar – Damariscotta
Prepare yourself for a treat, Crissy’s Breakfast and Coffee Bar has a friendly and energetic staff who is ready to over serve you. One part bakery and one part Latin influenced breakfast cafe, Crissy’s offers a variety of fun breakfast and lunch dishes complimented by fresh squeezed juices, mimosas, and bloody Mary’s.
Must-Try Dish: Cheese and Onion Enchiladas paired with Eggs.
Wednesday-Sunday 8am-2pm / 212 Main Street, Damariscotta

Home Kitchen Cafe – Rockland
Ready for some home cooking? Home Kitchen Cafe will transform you back to Mom’s house with their homemade breakfast and lunch. The menu is vast, featuring comfort food with a touch of Southwest flavor and spice. Don’t order without trying at least one cinnamon bun, topped with either cinnamon and a white sugar glaze, or candied pecans and a brown sugar glaze.

Must-Try Dish: Huevos Rancheros on homemade Tortillas.
Monday, Wednesday-Saturday 7am-3pm, Sunday 8am-3pm / 650 Main Street, Rockland

Helen’s Restaurant – Machias
Come experience why generations of Down East Maine families and travelers have chosen Helen’s as a favored food destination for over 60 years. Helen’s buys directly from local farmers and fisherman to serve you the freshest plates possible. Helen’s also makes all of its bakery items from scratch, featuring award winning pies.

Must-Try Dish: Nanny D’s Pancakes made with real Butter.
Monday-Saturday 6am-8pm, Sunday 7am-2pm / 111 Main Street, Machias

Hot Suppa! – Portland
Located in Portland’s West End, Hot Suppa’s small but bright and sunny dining room welcomes you with open arms. Housed in an 1860 brick victorian, Hot Suppa! fills its walls with local art. The menu is anything but local, dominated by hearty southern fare that also features comfort food from other regions. Each dish is prepared from scratch, using local and fresh ingredients.

Must-Try Dish: Eggs Benedict with Pulled Pork and Fried Green Tomatoes
Monday-Saturday 7am-2pm, Sunday 7:30am-2pm / 703 Congress St.

Plan Your Next Weekend Getaway in Camden, Maine

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