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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” (209 reviews)
“cookies” (70 reviews)
“cakes” (30 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
416 Preble St, South Portland, ME 04106-3020
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Best bagel ever, including NY food carts!! it is sourdoughy, croissant, bagel combo. Out of this world!!! Be prepared for a line and sometimes waiting 15 minutes or so for bagel replenishments. Don't miss the fantastic breads; different offerings each day. Allison, owner, baker is...More

Thank 2travelers2011
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Got a sweet tooth & demand great homemade, fresh sweets, you must visit!!! You can also have a coffee, buy wine, and extras to make wonderful picnic. Being southern, highly recommend the ‘pimento cheese’!

Thank carolinagirl523
Reviewed 18 September 2017

When I stepped into this bakery, I thought I had died and gone to heaven! Although they are famous for their bagels, I found their other baked goods to be quite good. We had the lemon and blueberry scone and blueberry muffin on one visit...More

Thank WizardofAz60
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Awesome cinnamon breakfast buns and many other delicious treats! Walking distance to Casco Bay pier.

Thank LizHNH
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place is very popular and busy, and the layout is not friendly to a new person walking in. I just wasn't exactly sure what to do. The Maine Salt bagel with herb cream cheese was delicious! They also have a small but interesting assortment...More

Thank Livie2009
Reviewed 4 September 2017

The bagels are what most come for, but I love the cinnamon rolls, the sandwiches are scrumptious and the weekday pizza is absolutely delicious. You'll find it there most weekdays during the midday hours.

1  Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Stopped for breakfast of bagels and cream cheese and ended up adding blueberry cake and shortbread. All were delicious. Bagels are big and fresh! Love the small neighborhood atmosphere of Willard Square. Scratch Bakery adds to the character of the neighborhood!

Thank forshara
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you visit or live near Portland you must visit this bakery for breakfast or take-out. The bagels are awesome and the pastries are even better. Parking on the street nearby is easy, a few places to sit outside, and good service make this a...More

Thank Joel W
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Had sandwiches that were so well seasoned and interesting. Bread and brownies fabulous. Almond crescent to die for. Go.

Thank Betsy L
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

As we set off to travel from Freeport Maine to Mass, a friend told us not to miss the opportunity to take a detour to Scratch. They promised we'd be glad we did! And even with an extra 15 minutes to get there and another...More

Thank Imtraveling4u
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Lenore C
18 November 2017|
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Response from Travelingmaine | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. Please call
Rosemary M
15 March 2016|
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
6:00 AM - 6:00 PM
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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
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