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Maine Coast Book Shop and Cafe

158 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4670
+1 207-563-3207
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
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158 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4670
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Since it’s acquisition by Sherman’s Bookstores this local hangout has thrived. They’ve expanded the variety of books and gifts, extended hours, and revitalized the cafe. (Ampersand) @ Cafe also has longer hours, better baked goods, and quite a variety of coffees and teas. Very hospitable...More

Thank SouthEndGuy
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Not very fancy or super clean, but the prices are good and there is always an open table. It is a great place to have a quick morning meeting or people watch downtown.

Thank 207Food
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We ordered americano's which the board showed coming in one size. were then confused by the person at the counter asking what size we wanted. The coffee itself was good. were disappointed that came in a paper cup and not a china cup.

Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 20 August 2017

So ,right next to the best book shop in town is this neat little cafe, where you can read and relax as well as enjoy some really fine pastries and super snacks, I think that their curried chicken salad sandwich is outstanding. Choose your brew...More

Thank 1sailor
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

When I visit Maine this is one of the places I always have to visit. The bookstore may be my favorite, but having a well staffed and enjoyable coffee house with it is a five star plus. Nice sitting inside or out, always good.

Thank William B
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The coffeeshop allows you to linger as long as you like. In my case I was waiting for the Concord bus to arrive a few feet down the street. There are big picture windows so theoretically you could sit here all day. There is free...More

Thank rose4718
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Confession - I'm a bibliophile. Give me second-hand books, library loans, borrowed books, or a book store to peruse, and I'm a happy camper. Put me in an independent book store and I'm in heaven! In Damariscotta, heaven is on Main Street. Having a well-stocked...More

Thank SadieEN
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I like the drinks, and there are some unique sandwiches in the cafe attached to a nice, welcoming bookstore. highlights include that the bookstore allows dogs, and pretty much anybody. the cafe, which is & cafe, is called the ampersand cafe, which i find clever....More

Thank Diana B
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Well- you can't eat in the bookstore, but it is connected. The cafe has good sandwich, snack, and drink options. Reasonably priced. The bookstore is great- a bargain section, nice overall selection, and staff picks.

Thank Janice H
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I am a local person who has always frequented the bookstore café. I was "unpleasantly" surprised when was charged $3.78 for 24 ounce Iced Coffee. The Iced Coffee was great and I understand that businesses need to raise prices to cover costs but this was...More

Thank JeroldE
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543-4670
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Mid Coast Maine  >  Damariscotta
  • Phone Number: +1 207-563-3207
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