Bangor, Maine, is a popular tourist destination along the Penobscot River in Maine’s central region. In this article, we will look at some of the best small business locations to share coffee and dessert with a visitor to Bangor, ME, or anytime with a friend or significant other. Also, since Father’s Day is on the way, take dad out for coffee and cake or pie.
Certainly, there are franchises where you can stop and have a quick coffee and donut or other sweet, but small local businesses need our support too!
Frank's Bake Shop & Catering
Frank's has an extensive menu of many different donuts, pies, cheesecakes, and pastries. They’ve been serving the Bangor area for more than 75 years. Please stop by and help them start their next 75. I would recommend their Crème Horn; it is yummy!
Bangor bakery celebrates 75 years amidst COVID-19
You can find Frank's Bake Shop & Catering at 199 State St. They are open from 6 am to 6 pm Monday through Thursday and Saturday and open until 7:30 pm on Friday. They are closed on Sunday. You can reach them at (207) 947-4594.
Fork & Spoon Downtown Eatery
The Fork & Spoon has a full espresso bar and offers take-home kits for baking desserts at home, as well as extensive offerings of ice cream and cakes to satisfy many diverse palates.
The Fork & Spoon Downtown Eatery is located at 76 Main St and can be reached on the telephone at (207) 433-7646. They are open from 8 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Friday, from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, and are closed on Sunday and Monday.
Governor's Restaurant & Bakery
The Governor's serves American diner fare, along with seafood and burgers. But, their dessert menu is extensive, including pie, cake, ice cream, cheesecake, and signature sundaes.
Coffee and dessert are an experience at the Governor’s. Try the Federal Deficit if you like to share, and only if you like to share. It’s a combination of all the things that go into a Brownie Delight, a Banana Split, and a Strawberry Shortcake, all on one platter for $23. It is way too many calories for two, so bring the whole family for this one.
You can find the Governor's Restaurant & Bakery at 643 Broadway, and their phone number is (207) 947-3113. They are open from 6:30 am to 9 pm seven days a week. Thursday night is typically Children’s Night at the Governor’s from 4 pm to 8 pm but call before you go to make sure it hasn’t changed.
Dysart's Truck Stop
Dysart's is still a delicious option for dining in Bangor, ME. All the locals know about Dysart’s and their massive servings. Along with hearty food and a bottomless coffee or tea, they have an extensive dessert menu, including various pies.
Their classic blueberry pie is an incredible option, made from wild Maine blueberries with just a hint of cinnamon and served with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream. Check it out in this video. If you’re only curious about how they make their blueberry pie, skip over to 3:43 of the video.
Dysart's on Food Paradise
Dysart's Truck Stop's Bangor location is at 1110 Broadway and just off the I-95 at 530 Cold Brook Rd in Hermon, ME, where they’re open from 6 am to 8 pm. That number is 207-942-4878. Their hours are from 7 am to 8 pm daily on Broadway, and that number is (207) 942-6725.
The Wicked Brew Cafe
The Wicked Brew is a quaint coffee shop in downtown Bangor. Their skilled baristas offer a large selection of specialty brews, including cappuccinos, lattes, espressos, and teas. They also have a rotating selection of assorted baked goods such as cookies and pastries.
Wicked Brew Cafe is at 173 Park St Suite C. They can be reached at (207) 573-1391. They are open on Tuesday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm and on Saturday from 8 am to 3 pm.
Bangor, Maine Whoopie Pie Business
Bangin’ Whoopie is the home of the Whoopie Pie, a local Maine delicacy. It is essentially a gooey cookie sandwich with a creme filling, the unofficial dessert of Maine, and available in over 50 flavors. I prefer the peanut butter flavor, but I have yet to try them all.
Bangin’ Whoopie can be found at 6 Water St. Their phone number is (207) 947-6222. Their cafe hours are from 10 am to 6 pm Monday through Saturday. They are closed on Sundays.
Bangor offers many cafes, diners, and eateries. This is just a small sample of some places to get a coffee and something sweet to eat. So, grab a cup of coffee and dessert at one of these local small businesses.