Midcoast Maine is known for its community of artists and makers, and we love to explore the independently-owned shops that line Camden's main street. You may find yourself in need of a pick-me-up while out and about, so on your next visit to our Camden boutique hotel Whitehall, enjoy our recommendations for the best bakeries in Camden.
This bakery is tucked down a side street that runs along the water. A European-style bakery, Red Barn Baking makes cookies, pastry, cakes, and cupcakes fresh daily. Try Maine's signature dessert, the whoopie pie, or go savory with a slice of tomato pie. Walk back to the town landing and enjoy your sweet treats overlooking Camden harbor.
Camden's best-known coffee shop can be found by its signature red sign on Elm Street. Enjoy an iced coffee or an Italian soda and peruse the case of baked goods. From a savory quiche made with local vegetables to muffins, scones, and cookies, you'll find something that's perfect for an afternoon snack. Relax at one of the cafe's small tables and enjoy the friendly vibe at this community hot spot.
If you venture south into Rockport, stop into this European bakery and deli at the corner of Routes 90 and 1. Here you'll find racks of freshly baked pastry and breads and a selection of locally-made products like jams, honey, maple syrup, coffee, and wine. From bars and cookies to croissants and baguettes, this bakery and market has everything you need for refreshment or the makings of a picnic lunch.