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Scratch Baking Co.

416 Preble St, South Portland, ME 04106-3020
+1 207-799-0668
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“bagels” (180 reviews)
“cookies” (61 reviews)
“sandwiches” (38 reviews)
Opens in 16 min
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
416 Preble St, South Portland, ME 04106-3020
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Go there but: get there early!!!!!! They open at six and I was there at 6:00am on 3 of the 4 days we were in South Portland. Each day, they had a number of people waiting for the bakery to open. It is well worth...More

1  Thank Pat K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eclectic chewy bagels that fly out of the shop! Brownies, cookies and sweets as well as gourmet coffee.

Thank Bellemum207
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was by far the best bagel I've ever had. My husband says the same. The bagels were crispy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. The woman at the place that we were staying bought us a ganache cake from here...More

Thank Msia52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything is good here! Bagels and breads, cakes, cookies, desserts, coffee. Their heavenly coconut layer cake sent me to Cloud Nine!

Thank sweaver606
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, these must be the best bagels anywhere! I used to believe that nothing could beat a Montreal bagel but these do easily. We tried a few of the baked goods and we were never disappointed. Super friendly and attentive staff. This morning we joined...More

Thank traveller789789
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This bakery has the best made from scratch products. From bagels to breads, scones, cookies, brownies, muffins and more. Great salads, soups, sandwiches and coffee. Also have wine, cheese and other goodies.

Thank Susan T M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Holy moley, what an amazing breakfast I had here! Super fast and friendly service, too! I got a spectacular cinnamon roll fresh from the oven, delicious coffee that came complete with a detailed description and a scrumptious brownie truffle to go.

Thank Max P
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We come from Saco on Sunday mornings to get a scratch bagel. Do not be scared of the line as they move fast and this is normal. That's how good they are. Sea Salt bagel is so good. Crispy on the outside and soft on...More

Thank Kirk J
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Very tasty but limited selection of baked goods. While the section is not large what they do have is excellent and fresh.

Thank Rogerm213
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

From their unique and wonderfully chewy bagels, artisan bread, and sweet baked goods, you can't go wrong. It's a favorite haunt for the locals and there is almost always a line, but it's worth it. My husband just loves the cinnamon rolls, but with so...More

Thank Doreen G
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Rosemary M
Looking for a marble cake with white icing or a vanilla cake with a raspberry cream filling for a birthday. One that serves 15?
15 March 2016|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Hafkiwi | Reviewed this property |
Give them a call, this time of year they'd probably do it for you. I've ordered big cakes before. Their coconut Cale is to die for!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 12:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
06:00 - 18:00
07:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 416 Preble St, South Portland, ME 04106-3020
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-799-0668
  • E-mail
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