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Coffee By Design

620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-772-5533
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (8 reviews)
“chai” (3 reviews)
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06:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Cafe
620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portland has the best coffee houses in the country. Try a different one every day like I did. This place was great!

Thank JCM212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a one-day event on Monday July 31st (I've heard rumors of others to come!), we stopped in to taste the manager's designed "Butter Beer" which is perfect for youngsters and those "young-at-heart"! This noncaffinated,nonalcoholic drink is not overly sweet but refreshing and satisfying with...More

Thank Liz811
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love this coffee! We just had breakfast at a neat restaurant around the corner, but we needed this coffee!!!! Great local brew!!!

Thank Tileman1213
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Had the coffee at the location in Freeport and liked it so much we sought out an outlet in Portland to buy beans. Staff called the Freeport location for me to find out which coffee they had been serving and recommended another variety too.

Thank PatE57
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Brilliant place to make a stop while on Portland. Their coffee is great as well as their chai latte.

Thank rdrib
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

A cool coffee shop (the original location) on a busy street, with a nice, quiet ambience and great coffee to go along with it. I'd certainly come back here a lot if I lived here. I highly recommend.

Thank Joey613
Reviewed 24 February 2017

There are 3 main locations for CBD. This one is their original location. It is perfectly located for the art students that frequent the area. Let me characterize the places: Congress St - college students; India St - the student's professors; Washington Ave - young...More

Thank astro005
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Lots of great options for delicious, fresh coffee, and the iced coffee was absolutely delicious. I will return here.

Thank Chris_CAB
Reviewed 4 December 2016

In the never-ending debate over which local coffee in Portland is best, there are a number of worthy competitors -- Arabica, Bard, Coffee By Design, Speckled Ax, Tandem -- all who can reliably (based on their fans) claim bragging rights. I enjoy coffee from all...More

Thank Kbelton1961
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We were in Portland for our honeymoon and I always try to check out the local coffee joints. Wonderful selection with a quality product.

Thank Courtney D
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Greg K
31 July 2015|
Response from MGordonCharlotte_NC | Reviewed this property |
Not sure...think a call to the management is needed for that. Enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-5533
Coffee By Design, a Maine owned and operated coffee company since 1994, is dedicated to changing the world, one cup of coffee at a time by providing customers with sustainably sourced, traceable coffee. Owners Mary Allen Lindemann and Alan Spear were named Maine SBA Small Business Person of the Year, 2014. In addition to serving some of the world's finest coffee, Coffee By Design is committed to running a sustainable business dedicated to the arts, the environment, and the community.
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