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15 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101-4011 (Formerly Bagel Works)
+1 207-879-2425
06:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 17:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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186 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick brunch on Sunday. The "Works" (everything) bagels were pretty good and the lox was tasty. Not Manhattan or Brooklyn, but not bad.

Thank bigaps
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe', responded to this review

Dear bigaps, Thank you so much for your review. We're glad that the bagels satisfied—we make them from scratch in small batches. We use only unbromated, unbleached flour, and our bagels are still made the old fashioned way: proofed, boiled and baked. And the lox is fresh Atlantic salmon, cold-smoked with oak and free of nitrites, artificial coloring or flavoring,... More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Had a great salt bagel and coffee for breakfast. Went back on another day for lunch tried the tai chicken wrap in a whole wheat wrap. It was ok and greasy.

Thank Duane H
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe', responded to this review

Dear duane h, Thank you very much for your review. We're really happy that the bagel satisfied—they're made in small batches on site with only unbromated and unbleached flour, using the old fashioned method--proofing, boiling baking. Thanks also for the feedback on the thai chicken wrap—it helps us improve! Thank you, Becky K for The Works More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Went here on the way out of town on a Sunday. It was fairly empty. The ladies working there treated us like we were interrupting them. I ordered a couple of frozen lemonades and they gave them to me with the couple only half full. When I commented on it the explanation was that because I didn't 'add a fruit'... More 

Thank TimAshmore
Ann W, Guest Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe', responded to this review

Tim -- My apologies. Staff made a mistake -- you should definitely not been given half-full cups of frozen lemonade! Please know that we are always learning, and your experience has become an example to our Portland staff of how they can do better. I do hope you give us a second chance! More 

Wells, Maine
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We wanted a quick lunch before a movie and The Works Bakery was the perfect choice. I had a half Thai chicken sandwich and chipotle sweet potato soup; my husband ordered a turkey wrap. Both meals were quickly prepared, reasonably priced and very fresh. We had the bonus of being able to sit outside and enjoy people watching.

Thank Susan K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Very friendly place with huge menu (maybe too large). Four different brews of coffee and large selection of juice and milk.

Thank Oscar T
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319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Accidently found this place on a walk from my hotel. Went there for breakfast that next day and was very pleased. Bagels made fresh from all natural ingredients. Egg sandwiches and spreads tasty. Coffee very good. Prices reasonable. Counter service. Order pay and pick up. Sandwich menu looks great. Will stop by again.

Thank frugalarnie
Near Phila
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

We walked here instead of eating at the Holiday Inn - I dislike hotel restaurants. This was great, quick breakfast bagel sandwiches. I would go back.

Thank Pinballnut
Niskayuna, New York
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114 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

My family and I dined here for breakfast today. While the bagels were delicious, the eggs were mediocre as was the coffee. Our daughter did love her smoothie. The restaurant was not overly busy and the dining area was clean. I can't say the same thing for the bathroom though. It was quick but there are better places to eat... More 

Thank CCdreamer
Groveland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The salad I got had the freshest greens I've seen in months, with a scoop of very well-made tuna salad. The bread on my classmates sandwiches was top-notch. Really impressed by the quality of the food and the reasonable prices.

Thank Ann M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little coffee shop very eco-friendly. The coffee was good, I got a small mocha latte. I ordered a bacon lettuce avocado flatbread and they gave me the wrong one. So I took it back and got the right one but this time it wasn't grilled or heated at all. There was only one thin slice of... More 

Thank Patti B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Soups, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Temple St, Portland, ME 04101-4011 (Formerly Bagel Works)
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-879-2425
The Works to you: humanely-raised, naturally-cured meats and poultry with no antibiotics or added hormones. Local eggs from cage-free chickens. Hormone- and antibiotic-free milk and cream cheese from Vermont family farms. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches and paninis on artisan bread, wraps or traditional boiled-and-baked bagels made with unbleached, unbromated flour. Fresh salads. Hearty, from scratch soups. Fresh-fruit smoothies. Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee. Thoughtfully sourced, local when possible.

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