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Common Good Kitchen Cafe

19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415
+1 207-244-3007
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  • Excellent92%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“popovers” (102 reviews)
“oatmeal” (49 reviews)
“apple butter” (9 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place may not have the views that Jordan Pond House has, but their pop-overs do not take a back seat. This is a donations type of payment place. The money they raise goes to help local people in need of food and services. We...More

Thank pmartinagejr
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the daily morning popovers, which were delicious. You pay what you can, and the money goes to support their soup kitchen and all sorts of wonderful social services. There was a folk duo performing for extra enjoyment. Then we happened to notice...More

1  Thank pzdj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Donation based, this lovely cafe only offers MDI famous popovers, oatmeal with all the add ones and coffee. This is a self serve all you can eat, pay what you think appropriate and help feed the elderly and less fortunate in the area all year...More

Thank Peg I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing fish chowder, super friendly staff. And had one of their famous cookies. Although we didn't try them, the pies looked decadent and out of this world.

Thank Gpk8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't had a popover since I was a kid and these popovers were just as I remembered! You can choose from dark or light and the ladies in the kitchen will tell you the difference. Super nice people. We took our popovers, jam, and...More

Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wanna wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee and hot popovers served with homemade cinnamon butter and jams? Well, take yourself down to The Common Good from 7:30 -11:30 am and grab a seat in the outside cafe area! A volunteer hostess will explain...More

3  Thank OhJackieO
Reviewed 4 July 2017

From the outside we saw an outdoor restaurant, very busy for breakfast. Only later did we learn that the main dish, Popovers, are free to the eaters. A donation box is used to accept whatever patrons wish to pay for there meals. The all volunteer...More

1  Thank PAWMAW1983
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Not only are the popovers amazing, it's all to support a great cause! In good weather they serve on the outdoor patio, sometimes with local live music.

Thank billwoodmd
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Popovers...coffee... and music in the open morning air, Southwest Harbor's Common Good asks you to give what you think! And man, woman, child... are dem popovers wonderful! Don't expect a lot of variety... but this is simplicity with love. If you're a fan of popovers,...More

1  Thank Frank B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This breakfast, popover, oatmeal breakfast place with a local band sometimes is a funplace to eat, speak with people and sing along with the local music groups. . PAy by donation to support the winter social program for local families.

Thank Helene T
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$6
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
07:30 - 11:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Clark Point Rd, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4415
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-3007
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