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The Works Bakery Cafe'

15 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101-4011
+1 207-879-2425
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
Apr 1, 2018
“Tasty food, friendly service”
Apr 12, 2017
“Local chain with good lunch.”
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6:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Soups, American
15 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101-4011
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

After trying one of the more upscale coffee houses in Portland, Maine, I decided to try this one. I ordered cappuccinos for me and my wife which were well made. However, I did not understand the ordering process, being a first time customer. I thought...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Clam chowder was OK but the sandwiches were surprisingly tasty. I think the bread was the key to good flavor. Vegetables looked and tasted quite fresh considering it is April in Maine. Meat was a bit skimpy but the pricing was good. IT is a...More

Thank Destination809529
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review. We make our bread with just a few pure ingredients (our flour is never bleached or bromated) so it tastes great. We can't wait to serve you again! Becky K for The Works

Reviewed 14 February 2017

The bagels were amazing, as well as the huevos hamcheros breakfast burrito. The coffee was nice and hot. The staff was friendly and efficient, very in tune with the morning rush. Pleasant atmosphere and clean space.

Thank KB12340
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thanks so much for your review! We make our bagels the old-fashioned way — just 5 pure ingredients proofed, boiled and baked to perfection. We look forward to serving you again! Becky for The Works

Reviewed 23 January 2017

The works serves breakfast sandwiches and lunch items including wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups, coffee, and other beverages. Walk in the front door and head straight to the back counter to place your order with the friendly and efficient staff. Turn around time is quick so...More

Thank James F
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Fantastic! We strive to make it easy for people to eat well and feel good. We look forward to serving you again! Becky K for The Works

Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick brunch on Sunday. The "Works" (everything) bagels were pretty good and the lox was tasty. Not Manhattan or Brooklyn, but not bad.More

Thank bigaps
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Dear bigaps, Thank you so much for your review. We're glad that the bagels satisfied—we make them from scratch in small batches. We use only unbromated, unbleached flour, and our bagels are still made the old fashioned way: proofed, boiled and baked. And the lox...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016

Had a great salt bagel and coffee for breakfast. Went back on another day for lunch tried the tai chicken wrap in a whole wheat wrap. It was ok and greasy.More

Thank Duane H
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2016

Dear duane h, Thank you very much for your review. We're really happy that the bagel satisfied—they're made in small batches on site with only unbromated and unbleached flour, using the old fashioned method--proofing, boiling baking. Thanks also for the feedback on the thai chicken...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016

Went here on the way out of town on a Sunday. It was fairly empty. The ladies working there treated us like we were interrupting them. I ordered a couple of frozen lemonades and they gave them to me with the couple only half full....More

Thank TimAshmore
Ann W, Guest Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2016

Tim -- My apologies. Staff made a mistake -- you should definitely not been given half-full cups of frozen lemonade! Please know that we are always learning, and your experience has become an example to our Portland staff of how they can do better. I...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We wanted a quick lunch before a movie and The Works Bakery was the perfect choice. I had a half Thai chicken sandwich and chipotle sweet potato soup; my husband ordered a turkey wrap. Both meals were quickly prepared, reasonably priced and very fresh. We...More

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Very friendly place with huge menu (maybe too large). Four different brews of coffee and large selection of juice and milk.

Thank Oscar T
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Accidently found this place on a walk from my hotel. Went there for breakfast that next day and was very pleased. Bagels made fresh from all natural ingredients. Egg sandwiches and spreads tasty. Coffee very good. Prices reasonable. Counter service. Order pay and pick up....More

Thank frugalarnie
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101-4011 (Formerly Bagel Works)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-879-2425
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The Works to you: humanely-raised, naturally-cured meats and poultry with no antibiotics or added hormones. Local eggs from cage-free chickens. Hormone- and antibiotic-free milk and cream cheese from Vermont family farms. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches and paninis on artisan bread, wraps or traditional boiled-and-baked bagels made with unbleached, unbromated flour. Fresh salads. Hearty, from scratch soups. Fresh-fruit smoothies. Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee. Thoughtfully sourced, local when possible.
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