We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Cafe This Way

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
+1 207-288-4483
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 08:00 - 13:00
Sun - Fri 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 11:30
Sat 05:30 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

2,026 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,972: English reviews
American in Bogota
Level Contributor
400 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here for dinner and for breakfast (reserve ahead of time as it's usually booked up in advance and wait can be long at breakfast.) Both times the food was good (better than most in Bar Harbor) and prices are fair. Service is hurried, but decent. It's basically a diner (limited ambience) but with a slightly elevated menu (especially... More 

Thank ChiquiMonster
Bar Harbor, Maine
Level Contributor
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cafe This Way really has it all...a casual, comfortable local vibe...consistently excellent food...and friendly attentive service. My favorite breakfast spot in Bar Harbor and one of my frequently-ordered favorite MDI dinners...Almond-crusted Halibut.

Thank PapaDex
New Brunswick Canada
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first night in Bar Harbour we decided to just wander around and stop at a restaurant that we found the most appealing. This was where we landed and oh so glad we did. Very pleasant staff and a very cosy feel to the restaurant. I really loved all the fresh flowers and plants - they really added to the... More 

Thank dmmichelle
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
162 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was a really nice in ambience in this cosy cafe offering a well balanced menu with plenty of tempting choices for veggies. We shared spring rolls to start which were excellent. My main courgetti main course was very tasty. The only slight downside, was that the service was slow, our server did apologise, it was very busy. This is... More 

Thank Ruthie3005
Bar Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I live close by and this is my sons favorite breakfast place. He begs and pleads!! ( he is almost 18). Him and his friends go there all summer long!! The pancakes are what they go for!!

Thank Candace E
Bar Harbor, Maine
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

only wish they were open year round. The menu has been stable for years now & that is a good thing. Delicious omelettes, good coffee, excellent homefries. nice atmosphere. go early as there is always a line...

Thank John A
Level Contributor
15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stayed in Bar Harbor for a week and only ate at one restaurant twice. Cafe This Way was the best breakfast spot that we visited, hands down! The housemade corned beef hash was out of this world good. I wish I could get it shipped home.

Thank Dorothy M
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited Cafe This Way in late May, before the big tourist crowds arrived to Bar Harbor. We got in for breakfast with no wait time, I ordered the blueberry pancake with a side of corned beef hash and I can honestly say that was the best pancake I've ever eaten. Thicker in the center, thin and crispy along the... More 

Thank Rachel B
Indianapolis, IN
Level Contributor
35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My family of 4 loved Cafe This Way! Breakfast was delicious and the service was lightning fast, while never making us feel rushed. The decor is so charming, as well. Lots of indoor and outdoor seating. Coffee was perfect (so important!). Would most definitely head back here.

Thank MegBon
Oakland, California
Level Contributor
189 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Went there for dinner without reservations, but they were able to seat us at the bar which is located in a small room off the main dining room. I felt like the bartender/server was doing us a favor by taking the order and I didn't enjoy being seated in such a small space in close proximity to him. The food... More 

Thank ebk16

Travellers who viewed Cafe This Way also viewed

Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island
Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island

Been to Cafe This Way? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
17:30 - 21:30
07:00 - 11:30
05:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 1/2 Mount Desert St, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04609-1782
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Bar Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-288-4483

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Cafe This Way and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question
Osage Beach, Missouri
Baltimore, Maryland
6 months ago
Warwick, Rhode Island
over a year ago
Estero, Florida
13 days ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Cafe This Way staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?