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Where to get a quick and hearty breakfast in Brewer or Bangor, Maine

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Stephen L Dalton
Stephen L Dalton
 15 days ago
Dunkin Donuts shop. One of the places to get breakfast on the way.Anthony92931 - Wikimedia

The area around the twin cities of Brewer and Bangor, ME, has no shortage of tasty breakfast spots. Whether you are just passing through or a lifelong local, finding a satisfying morning meal in Bangor or Brewer is easy.

Quick stops for coffee, tea, and a quick bite

When your day has you in a hurry, you might not have time for a sit-down breakfast. That’s when you need a place like Tim Horton’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Bagel Central, or McDonald’s.
Tim Hortons Breakfast Sandwich.The Calgary Review - Wikicommons.

Tim Horton’s Canadian Franchise

There are several Tim Horton’s around Brewer and Bangor. There’s one located near Interstate 95 and US Route 2, at 301 Odlin Rd. — (207) 942-0400. One at 444 Main St in Bangor — (207) 947-9092. Another at 594 Broadway that stays open until 9 pm — (207) 262-0171. And one in Brewer at 394 Wilson St is open until 9 pm — (207) 989-6319.

Tim Horton’s serves mostly cafe-style sandwiches and coffee all day. Morning hours are usually the best time to visit.

Tim's is known for its excellent coffee, which is available either hot or iced. The iced coffee is made to order with cream and sweet flavoring. Also, donuts are a great dessert to eat alongside any breakfast sandwich, especially glazed, filled, or frosted.

The Tim Horton’s location on the Odlin Road has an overall 4.5 out of 5-stars. Out of 96 reviewers on Trip Advisor, 85 rated it either very good or excellent. Janet R. on Trip Advisor says, “Strategically located among several hotels and a convenience store, Tim Hortons offers consistently excellent coffee to anyone who might have been disappointed by what their hotel had to offer. Easy to find, just off Exit 182B from I-95, on the way to the airport.”

Tim Horton’s is open from 5 am to 7 pm daily with a consistent menu.
Dunkin' Donut's Belgian Waffle breakfast sandwich.Mike Mozart - Flickr.

Dunkin' Donuts

Dunkin’ is a New England staple for coffee and donuts, like Starbucks is in many other places globally, as Wawa is around South Jersey and Philadelphia, or Tim Hortons to Canadians, though many around Bangor like those around too.

My favorite quick breakfast from Dunkin’ is two bacon topped pieces of Avocado sourdough toast with Everything Bagel seasonings, and of course, a signature cup of coffee with a shot of Espresso to kick things up a notch.
Dunkin' coffee mugs - Runs on Dunkin'm01229 - Flickr.

Hunnybear15 says, “I seek out every Dunkin donuts coffee shop in every part of every state I travel. Love, love, love their coffee. Breakfast is awesome too.”

This Dunkin’ location at 394 Odlin Road is open from 4 am to 9 pm daily (though there are ten or more locations around Bangor, this one is on the way to the airport). Call 207-942-8150.

Many restaurants around the city offer significant portions for a sit-down breakfast, but these places provide a quick and satisfying option to help people begin their days the right way.
McDonald's Big Breakfast.Ruocaled -Flickr

McDonald’s Breakfast

Some will claim there’s no better breakfast sandwich than an Egg McMuffin from McDonald’s or that a “Big Breakfast” is all you’ll need till lunch. Some say, “It’s not that big at all.” However, like many of these, it’s all about your tastes and traditions.

Yes, whether you believe it or not, McDonald’s breakfast is a tradition that started nearly 50 years ago in 1972.

McDonald's Breakfast 1977 television commercial

Do you remember how “McDonald's lets you know that you - you're the one…”? While you “relax and drink your juice…” here’s a reminder of how things were in ’72.

Now, it’s all about the wrapper.

Wrapper | McDonald’s

Well, 3.5 million people seem to agree by viewing this ad uploaded to YouTube by McDonald’s.

The store at 441 Main St, Bangor, ME, is open from 5 am to 11 pm Sunday through Thursday and from 5 am to 1 am on Friday and Saturday. The store at 642 Broadway is open from 6 am to 1 am daily. The one on Hogan Road is open from 6 am to 11 pm. Likewise, the 1105 Union Street location is open from 5 am to 11 pm Sunday through Thursday and from 5 am to 12 am-midnight on Friday and Saturday.

Bagel Central in downtown Bangor

Bagel Central is a New York-style bagel shop located in the heart of the city on Central Street near the Kenduskeag Stream. Bagel Central's menu is centered on less conventional but healthier food, with many vegetarian- and vegan-friendly options.

For example, you could pick up a fresh bagel with cream cheese or deli whether they are in a hurry or sitting down. Additionally, Bagel Central sells desserts and coffee to make any breakfast meal complete. This location is a familiar social gathering spot for students and families. Plus, they do catering.

It is open from 6 am to 6:30 pm daily, except Sundays when it closes at 2 pm.

Final thoughts

When you’re in a hurry in the morning, you might still need a coffee or tea and a bit of breakfast to start your day, so stop by one of these places. There’s one on your way!

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