Bard Coffee satisfies with premium brew — Photo courtesy of Bard Coffee
The atmosphere at Bard is intimate, comfortable, and inviting. The baristas are friendly and eager to customize drinks and cups of coffee upon request. The offering of free Wi-Fi has been highly popular with artists and others seeking a quiet atmosphere for getting work done on their mobile devices. It’s also a great meeting place for couples and groups–quite a few first dates take place regularly at Bard’s.
Photo courtesy of Bard Coffee
Of course, the true test of a gourmet coffee shop is the coffee. Here, too, Bard more than measures up. The coffee beans are superior quality, imported from the leading coffee growing locations across the globe. Similar emphasis is placed on specialty drinks such as lattes as well as cups of bold espresso. Their dark Bavarian chocolate affogato is a big hit with coffee and chocolate lovers alike. Pastries are available with the pie bar being a consistent favorite with patrons. The lightly salted chocolate donut is a regular big seller. During warmer months, the Bard’s Gelato offerings are highly popular, ranging from blueberry to chocolate. Live music is presented periodically, usually featuring local folk and acoustic talent from Portland and southern Maine.