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Artemisia Cafe

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61 Pleasant St, Portland, ME 04101-3951
+1 207-761-0135
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:00
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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome food in a cozy atmosphere. Came in on a rainy weekday for lunch. My wife and I really enjoyed our soup, salad, and sandwiches.

Thank JDiggity2
Portland, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This little place is my absolute favorite place for brunch. The benedicts are incredible and the hash is perfect. The coffee is also the best in town and perfect with the home made cinnamon rolls. The staff is also friendly and casual. I can not recommend this place enough! Some day I'll get myself in for dinner!

Thank jhoward6
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My husband and I set out walking from our hotel looking for a Thai restaurant which we could not find. We kept walking and stumbled on this charming cafe. We were really impressed with the variety on the menu, the wine selection and the impeccable service. We did not have reservations but they did have one table vacant and we... More 

Thank SunLoverNewBrunswick
Portland, Maine
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was a surprise. Just up the hill from the Old Port, I've had wonderful lunches at Artemisia, but never dinner. Both of our meals were outstanding. We shared a colorful and flavorful beet salad, then I had a perfectly cooked hanger steak with dollops of blue cheese and fingerling potatoes while my partner had a winter tart and fried... More 

Thank ME_EATS_207
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This quaint little Cafe offers a colorful brunch on weekends. The wait, however, is unusually long and the booths are very tight. The service, while friendly, did not stand out compared to similar establishments. At the end, when I ordered the check, I only received the credit card statement with the total amount shown, which seemed unusually high. After I... More 

Thank Muralto60
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85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Our various benedicts were delish ($10). Good Bloody Marys ($7). Price is very right. We will go back.

Thank Pamela G
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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132 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

It was interesting to hear that this local feel good restaurant has been around for 17 years as a breakfast and lunch destination, and for the past 4 years dinner is also served and prepared by a different chef than at breakfast/lunch. The Kitchen was just renovated top bottom. Shortly after being seated we received on the house crudités: toast... More 

Thank RCS3rd
Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I stumbled across Artemisia Cafe and was wonderfully surprised. It is unique as the group handling dinner is different from the group preparing breakfast, brunch and lunch. I found the dinner on par with any restaurant in Portland and the staff is attentive. It has a genuine bistro feel as shown through its focused menu and interesting yet small wine... More 

Thank Cal S
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We came here off of a recommendation and it was worth it! We had a group of 7 so it took them 15 minutes to clean off an empty table to seat us, but not too bad to wait. They offer great brunch drinks and a decent menu, somewhat limited but a good selection. They were willing to make adjustments... More 

Thank Jenny L
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The reviews are true! One of a kind place! Absolutely loved the homey down to earth feeling this restaurant gave me. I had the kiebalsa hash, and my husband had the frittata. Very delicious and perfect portion size. Definetly would recommend, and will be returning!

Thank Elizabeth V

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 9 - USD 26
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Pleasant St, Portland, ME 04101-3951
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-761-0135
Small neighborhood spot where you can enjoy a nice quiet meal with friends.
Now serving dinner Wednesday- Saturday night.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?