Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. I am ALWAYS the person to try out a new bakery and make it my mission in life to try to stop at every bakery that I pass on every roadtrip that I take. There are so many wonderful little shops that have tasty goodies, it’s hard to pin down just one. Luckily, we don’t have to, do we? We can just narrow it down to area or town.
So what is my favorite bakery in DownEast Maine? I would have to say Moose Island Bakery in Eastport. Located right on the main street – Water Street – you’ll see it in one of the historic old buildings. Walk in and you’ll think you died and went to sugar heaven — the windowed counter is fully of sweet confections . They have breads and cakes and cupcakes and scones. Settle in with the local newspaper or the free wifi, some coffee and enjoy a breakfast pastry or savory croissant. On clear days, enjoy the waterfront deck and views to Campobello Island and maybe even a whale or two!
Just see if you can resist sweet confections called Snowballs, Chocoholic’s Choice, French Creme Puffs and, of course, the Maine traditional Whoopie Pie. Their motto is “Life is short; eat dessert first.”
When you visit the website, make sure to make note of their webcam — check out the weather, the views, the birds out over the ocean.
The drive to Eastport is about an hour drive from Machias and 90 minutes from Milbridge. They are Monday through Saturday from 6:30am to 4pm and Sunday from 8am to 2pm. They are closed for inclement weather.
Some Google reviews are:
I go here a lot. Very friendly. I especially love drinking coffee on their deck on a summer day. My husband says they have the best cinammon rolls he’s ever eaten. Believe me, he’s eaten lots of them!
Some of the yummiest macaroons, peanut butter brownies I have had in a long time
Great customer service and great selection. Highly recommend this place!
Delicious baked goods, but go early in the day as things do sell out.
We always stop for cafe and treat… It has become a tradition for its great bakery. And a plus if you are sitting out and you spot a whale!