We love to start our day in midcoast Maine with a cup of coffee—the staff at our Camden boutique hotel Whitehall serves its guests a dark roast from Carrabassett Coffee in Western Maine. There's plenty on hand at the inn to get you started on your day exploring Camden and midcoast Maine. But where to stop when you're out and about and want a cup of joe? Here are three of the best coffee shops in Camden and nearby towns where you can enjoy some locally roasted beans.
This coffee shop on the main drag of downtown Camden is the best known, with its jaunty red sign making it easy to find. Zoot roasts its own coffee and has a full menu of espresso drinks and teas. A small selection of baked goods, including slices of quiche with seasonal vegetables like fiddleheads, make this a nice place to linger over a cup and a snack.
Coffee lovers will enjoy seeking out this roastery and shop on Route 1 just north of Camden. Located in a picturesque camp-like cabin, the owner of Green Tree Coffee roasts beans on one side and sells his coffee and tea blends on the other. With many different kinds of roasts, every coffee drinker can find one they love or something new to try.
This Rockland mainstay has been roasting coffee on Main St. for nearly 20 years, creating a signature smell that draws java lovers in from afar. Rock City typically makes dark roasts and naturally has a blueberry flavored blend. You can also enjoy a menu of salads, soups, and sandwiches with your coffee, while Friday and Saturday nights feature live music acts.