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Arabica Coffee House

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16 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3926
+1 207-879-0792
07:00 - 18:00
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Sat - Sun 08:00 - 18:00
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San Antonio, Texas, USA
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146 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fairly good-size coffee house in Portland, Maine. We went in to get some coffee and some beans. It is a local place, and very friendly. They have a large menu and their coffee is good. Nice place to sit, sip, and people watch.

Thank surelyacollectible
Arlington, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We needed a decent cup of coffee, after drinking the swill in our hotel. This place perfectly filled the bill -- good selection, excellent coffee and decaf, delicious latte, and a nice selection of pastries. Definitely worth a stop.

Thank SisBoston
Boston, Massachusetts
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237 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Cold December afternoon,just wanted a cup of coffee.Alot of people on the computers,there were families in there and couples.They have pastries,and soups.We just ordered a hot chocolate which was really good,thats what my husband said,and I ordered the caramel latte,suggested by the young woman at the counter,since they make their own caramel,and it was very good,not too sweet .It is... More 

Thank 89kathy
Adelaide, Australia
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265 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were staying near the old port and felt like an afternoon coffee break. I did some research and found the nearest to us was Arabica...lets give it a try. Not disappointed! These guys do coffee well. I am sure they will do insipid filter coffee if you ask but I wanted a full body espresso. I watched the barista... More 

Thank TKrieg
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We stopped here for breakfast before heading heading home from a long weekend. We ordered at the counter and our food was brought to us. We orded the maple lattes and quiche. The coffee was good and we liked the quiche.

Thank ICFG
North Kansas City, Missouri
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This little coffee shop is amazingly large inside with plants and couches for a relaxed atmosphere. Their maple latte with soy was excellent and my husband got a chair tea latte he said was not too sweet, which he loved as well! The staff was friendly. Would definitely recommend grabbing a cup before walking around Old Port!

Thank twodbeat
Portland, Maine
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184 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Really cute space. Not a lot of baked goods to offer for an afternoon snack but that's ok. Great seating..lots of options in table size and roomy. Good coffee..I liked it.

Thank arewehavingfunyet4
Fairfax, Virginia
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful coffee house unless you look down on the floor. The floor was dirty and when I see that, it automatically makes my coffee/food less appetizing. In addition, it took forever for our order to come. It's a huge coffee house but they appeared to have one person making the espresso drinks for the whole line during... More 

Thank WashingtonianNative
New York City, New York
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294 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Cool coffee shop in Portland. The coffee is good and the ambience is nice. Very friendly and helpful staff. Start your morning here.

Thank Mac2105
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We live two hours south of Portland, ME and I would seriously drive to Portland, ME just for a macchiato at this great spot. Live music and great art on the walls. Baked goods are really good too. I snuck out of the hotel early and went to 4 different coffee shops to taste the local brew. All were good,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Free St, Portland, ME 04101-3926
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-879-0792

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