Cafe Manager: Savannah Jackson
Breakfast Sandwiches Made to Order
The Co-op Cafe makes sandwiches to order between 7 and 10am weekdays and 8-11am on the weekend. Choose if you want one or two eggs and if you would like any bacon. Then you may add a variety of toppings, such as red onions, capers, and roasted red peppers. Eat your sandwich in the cafe or take it with you!
There are always at least three types of muffins available in the morning, one of which will be vegan and another gluten-free (with no tapioca). We do traditional flavors like blueberry and lemon poppy seed and fun flavors like "Wowie Maui" (coconut, mint, chocolate chip) and "The Elvis: Hold the Bacon" (peanut butter, banana, chocolate chip).
Other Breakfast Regulars
If you don't want a sandwich or muffin, we have several other regular breakfast items. Smoked salmon bagels are made everyday, with cream cheese, red onion, tomato, and capers! If you don't like salmon, we also sell bagels in a variety of flavors made by by Water's Edge Kitchen & Bakery in Sunset, Maine. With a toaster in the cafe and complimentary cream cheese and butter, your delicious breakfast is just a few steps away! But, maybe you just want a quick bite of protein to power your morning. We also always have hard boiled eggs available in the Grab & Go, made with local eggs!
We like to have fun in the morning. How do we do that? By making fun and creative breakfast dishes! This might include breakfast pizza, specially savory baked goods, or egg bakes and fritatas!
Weekday Lunch Specials
Our lunch specials start to come out of the kitchen around 11am. Each one has a vegan, vegetarian and/or meat option.
The cafe always has soup, hot and ready to eat in the cafe or on the go. Whether it is a Sweet Potato Bisque or a Thai Chicken Noodle, it is sure to be tasty and made with the best ingredients. In the winter you can find two options, a vegan and a meat and/or dairy soup. In the summer, we have a vegan soup available everyday. Want to know what the soup is today? Call 207-374-2165 and ask to speak to someone in the cafe, we're happy to tell you what is available!
The cafe's most popular item is, of course, our sandwiches. Made on Borealis Sourdough Bread (or Udi's Gluten-Free Bread) with only the best ingredients. We have a variety of meat, salad, and vegan options, made fresh daily and available in the cafe's Grab & Go.
Sadly, at this time we do not make sandwiches to order, due to restrictions in our kitchen size.
Everybody loves a good salad and in the Co-op kitchen, we're no different! Whether it is a pasta salad, a potato salad, or a delightfully green kale salad, you can be sure it will be tasty! We always have a selection in the Deli Case and in the Grab & Go. If you're lucky you might find our famous Lemon Dill Kale Salad!
When you want something hardier than a salad, the Co-op cafe is there to help! We have entree style dishes everyday from organic roasted chicken to macaroni and cheese. Many of these dishes are vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free!
coffee, tea, and hot cocoa
The Co-op has a variety of brewed coffees available everyday in the cafe. We carry coffee from 44 North, Equal Exchange, and Wicked Joe. We also have a rotating coffee flavor. The current featured coffee is "Bird of Paradise" from Equal Exchange.
Not a coffee drinker? We also have a selection of teas from Stash and Equal Exchange. Or maybe you have a sweet tooth? Our house made hot cocoa mix may just hit the spot! And in the hot summer months we also carry iced coffee and tea!
The Cafe Bakery
Who doesn't like a sweet snack in the afternoon? It helps us get the boost we need to finish our day. Our baker comes in in the afternoon and spends her day churning out cookies, cupcakes, tapioca, mousse, and all manner of goodies.
Tinder Hearth at the Co-op Cafe
The Co-op is proud to carry Tinder Hearth baked goods. This small wood fired pizzeria and bakery is based out of Brooksville. Their scones, croissants, pain au chocolat, chocolate chunk cookies, and danishes bring lines of people to the cafe counter on delivery days.
Summer Delivery Schedule: Tuesday and Friday
What will the Cafe be like in the new store?
First of all, it will be a lot bigger, both inside the kitchen and in the cafe itself. We'll go from eighteen seats to at least forty indoors plus outdoor seating! There will also be expanded coffee options! With a bigger kitchen we can produce more food and this opens up the possibility of food to order and catering. We're still in discussions about exactly what our cafe will be like once we move but we are sure of one thing, we will still be serving the same delicious food, made from responsibly sourced ingredients. There will just be a lot more of it!
To read more about the Co-op Relocation, go here!