Tandem Coffee and Bakery
79 locals recommend · Estimated price 2 out of 4
742 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04102
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes in 12 minutes
Street, Private Lot
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Modern cafe in a converted 1960s gas station serving house-roasted coffees, pastries & sandwiches.
When we lived a block away from Tandem in the West End, we went there more than I care to admit. The breakfast sandwiches, served on amazing homemade biscuits, are world-class. Go early or prepare to stand in line. It will be worth the wait.
You will want to order one of each and every pastry in the case. Some of the best coffee around, too. The line can sometimes wind out the door and through the parking lot, so have patience or show up silly early.
This place is a must visit (although, the secret has gotten out and expect a line on weekends especially). A converted gas station, Tandem has incredible baked goods and strong coffee. No wifi here- it 's designed to be more of a social place than a place to work.