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Coffee By Design

620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
+1 207-772-5533
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beans” (10 reviews)
“sandwiches” (3 reviews)
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6:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
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620 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3304
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to Coffee By Design. I received a friendly welcome when I walked in the door, which goes a long way with me. The coffee and espresso were great. Nice warm atmosphere. Food looked great. Prices were good. Will definitely return.

Thank JetBlueDriver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked over everyday from the hotel. Friendly staff. Good coffee fast service. Very clean and nicely decorated inside.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were waiting to be called for Duckfat, & they recommend to stop here for some coffee while we wait. The cashier and staff helped us decide what drink to get and were super personable. I got apple cider/ chai & my boyfriend got a...More

Thank Erica H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coffee by Design is Portland's best coffee. Bam. That's all that needs to be said. This location has a sitting area in the back that is cozy. Buy the coffee. Buy the beans. Your welcome.

Thank abconnolly
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We wanted quick sandwiches before the Winslow Homer tour at the Portland Art Museum. There didn't seem to be many options near the museum, but we found this 1/2 block away. It was just what we needed and very tasty.

Thank Bill J
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We make a point of stopping here on our way up the coast to buy coffee beans. This time around the beans were stale and the coffee tasteless. The brewed product? Looked like light brown water no matter how much coffee was used.

Thank FormerChicagoGal
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We stopped by to try some coffee, and the manager was generous enough to give us a brief tour of the roasting facilities. The coffee was phenomenal, too.

Thank Jeremy D
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Love the arts district and have a favorite vegan restaurant on Congress. We usually frequent the local chain coffee house when in the area. We found a parking spot close to COFEE BY DESIGN and decided to try it out. We are coffee aficionados and,...More

Thank claudepig
Reviewed 2 August 2017

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 31 July 2017

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
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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