SEACOAST COFFEE GUIDE 2020-2021!
Goooooooooood morning coffee and tea enthusiasts!! If you enjoy sipping on a cold brew while reading your morning paper, or savoring a seasonal hot latte when browsing downtown shops at night, you’ve come to the perfect place! We’re excited to feature 11 local coffee shops and tea houses throughout the Seacoast that are sure to add a happy perk to any day!
BACKYARD COFFEEHOUSE & EATERY | OGUNQUIT, MAINE
In addition to offering locally-roasted coffee from Bard in Portland, Maine (another place we adore), Backyard Coffeehouse & Eatery, in the heart of Ogunquit, Maine, serves flavorful espresso beverages, MEM loose leaf tea, and a rather delicious iced matcha latte if we do say so ourselves! Backyard serves beer and wine as well! So sit back and relax on a sunny Ogunquit morning, or take some sammies to the beach for some midday fuel! We go crazy for the strawberry biscuits!
LA MULITA COFFEE | RYE, NEW HAMPSHIRE
La Mulita Coffee is a beautiful cafe located in Rye, New Hampshire—just minutes from downtown Portsmouth! A wonderful spot at which to learn, taste, and enjoy freshly roasted specialty Colombian coffee, La Mulita serves high-grade Colombian coffees, meticulously prepared to order! Some of the unique coffee beverages La Mulita offers include: “The Mule” (derived from the Moscow Mule), “The Espresso Tonic“, and “The Fizzy Cascara“, in addition to espresso, americanos, cortados, macchiatos, cappuccinos, lattes and cold brew. Pop in to enjoy your favorite beverage or to pick up beans to go. We can also order coffee online!
DOORSTEP BOBA BY TEATOTALLER
Teatotaller Cafe recently launched a brand new service—Doorstep Boba bubble tea! This contact-free delivery service provides an opportunity for your favorite bubble teas, coffees, lemonades, and more to be dropped off right to your doorstep!
Doorstep Boba’s complimentary delivery service is offered twice a week in select Seacoast towns—from Rochester and Somersworth, to Portsmouth and Kittery! Browse flavors online and order *anytime*—your bubble teas will be scheduled for delivery on the next delivery date.
*Note 2 drink minimum per delivery!*
MORNINGS IN PARIS | KENNEBUNK, MAINE
Mornings in Paris is an authentic, European style café located in the lower village of Kennebunk, Maine. This popular downtown coffee destination offers hand-roasted coffee, espresso drinks, and freshly-baked goodies!
Enjoy artfully-crafted espresso drinks and hand-roasted brewed coffees prepared by Mornings in Paris’ experienced baristas, and sit on the charming outdoor patio with views of the hustle and bustle of town. For tea lovers, Mornings in Paris offers a wide selection of loose-leaf teas in hand rolled teabags for the fullest flavor. View the menu here!
BLUE HARBOR COFFEE | HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE
The Yazgan family owns Blue Harbor Coffee in downtown Hampton, New Hampshire. They have been in the coffee industry for generations—roasting beans and serving fresh coffee and flavorful espresso drinks.
Coskun “Josh” Yazgan, Blue Harbor’s master roaster, grew up in a family steeped in the coffee industry. He draws on this depth of experience and history to offer artisanal roasted coffee with a distinctive set of profiles and a pleasing variety of notes. He loves sharing his passion with anyone curious about the process, history, and future of coffee.
Pop into Blue Harbor Coffee in the heart of Hampton, and you’ll be welcomed by a curated selection of top-quality coffee and tea drinks, as well as sweet treats!
LIL’S CAFE | KITTERY, MAINE
Visit Lil’s Café in the heart of Kittery’s Wallingford Square, and you’ll immediately be welcomed by a beautiful display of freshly-baked pastries, muffins, cookies, breads, and Lil’s famous crullers (which will practically beg you to devour them before you even sit down). Once you select your treat (or sandwich, soup, or salad—all extraordinarily tasty!), it’s time to enjoy a beautiful cup of craft coffee!
Lil’s sources its coffee from No. 6 Depot (YAY LOCAL!) and offers a large selection of craft espresso beverages, seasonal lattes (We’re looking at you, pumpkin spice!), and loose leaf, organic teas sourced from Tempest in a Teapot in Stonington, Maine, and Harney & Sons!
P.S. Next time you’re in, be sure to check out Lil’s daily artisan breads, including sourdough and olive sourdough.
BOULANGERIE | KENNEBUNK, MAINE
In a large red 1900’s barn tucked just behind the pavilion in downtown Kennebunk, Maine, is a warm and welcoming spot, where bread rises and bakes in the dark of morning. Fresh, local coffee starts brewing in the wee hours, and the sound of the espresso machine creates a tiny hum in this cozy bakery…
Welcome to Boulangerie, A Proper Bakery!
Whether it’s a chilly day that calls for a hot mocha, or a hot summer day that begs for an iced coffee, Boulangerie will always provide the tasty espresso drinks and coffee for a lovely day spent in the Kennebunks.
WHITE HERON TEA & COFFEE | PORTSMOUTH, NH (+ ELIOT, MAINE!)
White Heron Certified Organic Coffee is roasted fresh three to four days a week at its Portsmouth West End cafe. In addition to brewing and selling roast java from small farms and community co-ops, (with beans coming from Bali, Sumatra, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Nicaragua, Columbia, Guatemala, Peru, Mexico and beyond), White Heron makes a variety of espresso drinks at its cafe! Using tasty house-made syrups, NH maple syrup, local dairy milk, and a variety of non-dairy options, White Heron offers a beverage for everyone. And be sure to try their famous chai and teas!
FUN NEWS!! Stay tuned for “White Heron Maine” opening in late October or early November. The new shop will be located on Route 236 in Eliot—just 2 miles from the Kittery traffic circle. The Eliot Cafe will be takeout only, with ample parking, house-baked goods, hot egg sandwiches, lunch wraps and salads. Eliot will offer an outdoor pickup window (non-drive thru) for pre-paid phone and web orders.
LAZY BIRD CAFE | RYE, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Lazy Bird Cafe is a local, independently-owned business focused on providing excellent quality, artfully crafted coffee, and tea beverages! In addition to serving coffee, Lazy Bird Cafe also offers flavorful breakfast and lunch items, a cozy space for customers to sit and sip, a spot in which to get a great bite to eat on the go, and a place to pick up picnic items for the beach! Lauren and the team are passionate about coffee, food, and providing fantastic customer service—so much so that their goal is to spread love by making it a key ingredient in everything they create.
1690 BAKESHOP + CAFE | WELLS, MAINE
1690 House Bakeshop + Cafe was created to bring delicious food and well-crafted coffee to the locals and vacationers of Wells, Maine and surrounding communities. The team believes that a strong and dedicated connection with the community is the only way to build a successful business. As 1690 House Bakeshop + Cafe perfects its coffee and espresso drinks daily, they also bring a decadent French pastry and healthy breakfast and lunch options to the Seacoast area, utilizing as many locally sourced items as possible!
LANEY & LU | EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
In addition to offering certified organic fair trade coffee (roasted by Good Vibes Coffee Roasters in North Conway), espresso, and cold brew nitrogen coffee, Laney & Lu is famous for its T R A N S F O R M A T I V E lattes. Always free from GMOs, chemicals, artificial flavors, preservatives, and sweeteners, Laney & Lu’s transformative lattes pack a punch of flavor AND health benefits! Take a peek at just a few of some of the current items below!
Energy 4 Days: Hot coffee, Bulletproof MCT oil, pastured butter or ghee, blended. | Maca Matcha Latte: Tea Forte matcha green tea, maca, doTERRA lavender essential oil, maple syrup unsweetened almond milk, lavender buds. | Superfood Mushroom: Raw cacao, chaga, reishi and cordecyps mushroom, honey, maca, cinnamon, sea salt, cold-pressed coconut oil, unsweetened almond milk. | Spiced Pumpkin: Local roasted pumpkin and kabocha squash , our pumpkin spice blend, espresso, maple syrup, unsweetened almond milk.
ENNA CHOCOLATE | EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
Visit Enna Chocolate’s factory+cafe in the heart of downtown Exeter, New Hampshire for fine coffee and decadent chocolate drinks! Enna Chocolate serves classic espresso and coffee drinks, drinking chocolate and other cacao-inspired drinks, and a variety of baked treats produced by local pastry chefs. Enjoy a mocha crafted with house-made single origin chocolate while watching the chocolate-making machinery through the factory window!
7NORTH COFFEE | EXETER, NEW HAMPSHIRE
In a fast-paced world, 7North Coffee is an opportunity to slow down. The small, boutique coffee shop offers more than lattes and cold brew; it allows for an opportunity to take your time connecting with a friend, working remotely on the back patio or watching the train pass by. Run by a former multimedia teacher turned barista, Doug York was raised in the community he now serves, and considers this unique cafe his “homecoming” of sorts and a chance to give back.
OTHER LOCAL PLACES TO SIP COFFEE & TEA…
Caffe Kilim, Freedom Cafe, Dock Square Coffee House, The Central Bean & Bakery, Elephantine, Kaffe Von Solln, Cup of Joe, St. Joe’s Coffee, Coffee Roasters of the Kennebunks, La Maison Navarre, Adelle’s Coffeehouse, Flight, Crackskull’s Coffee & Books, Breaking New Grounds Durham, Brewed Awakenings, Horseshoe Cafe, Native Coffee Kitchen, Saxby’s, The Blue Coffeehouse, Book & Bar, Tuscan Market, Vagabond Coffee Car…