Reviews of The Cookie Jar (Bakery)

554 Shore Rd, Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107, United States

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REVIEWS OF The Cookie Jar IN Maine

Sarah P

Always a wonderful experience. The ladies up front are so sweet and very helpful. Of course the donuts are AMAZING. Try the chocolate stick, you’ll never want to get anything else! So simple and perfect.

PJ Coombs

Childhood memories every time I go there!

Jane Croston

Good little bakery, with the nice addition of soup and sandwiches and very good coffee. I would give 5 stars, but find them a bit pricey. Still and all, it's all good and if you have a sweet tooth- don't miss the filled cookies.

Maria Kinner

The cream horns....mouth watering.

Dana Dequina

Great baked goods... Mom and Aunt's favorites

Rachel P.

Their donuts are delicious and the portion is huge. One donut will fill you up but there is nothing wrong with that. The selection is pretty stellar too, long list of donuts available daily. It's super convenient when heading to fort Williams or two lights to eat breakfast by the beach.

Joe Davis

A real bakery with the best red velvet donuts you've ever had.

Ryan Eling

This is the ONLY place to get donuts in the greater Portland area. Melt in your mouth deliciousness! I have more faith in their chocolate glazed donuts than I do most people in my life... They will not disappoint. And you haven't lived until you've had their Red Velvet Donut: unreal. 5/5, will donut again.

Roger Jones

Great. Truly yummy!!@@@

dream walker

This places rocks only place i can find a raspberry cream turn over and ther whoopie pies are mmmmmm says my husband


First time here, from out of state, my girlfriend who is a South Portland native exclaimed they had the best donuts in the world. She was right. Amazing pastries.

Teddy Rudin

One of the best family bakery's in the Portland-Cape Area!

Fred Flinstone

Love the cookie jar!!! Best little bakery try it!!!

Daniel Brown

We love this place. It became a tradition to stop here when we took weekend vacations north, and we always looked forward to it. All the pastries we tried were great. Good coffee is available for a pick-me-up, and the day-old shelf often had great deals for a snack to take on the road.

Joanne Newell

Love there donuts

Margaret Davis

They have some of the best baked goods! Something for everyone

Kevin Remsen

Great variety, great quality, great prices.

Peter Skillings

They made me a custom doughnut! Lovely!

Megan Temm Norton

Love their donut holes!

Jonathan Read


Benny Benton

Great sweet treats!! Will be back for sure!!

Edward Sihler

Good traditional baked goods. The day old rack is a wonderful way to save money. The pre-made sandwiches are good. The bread is great. I am frequently asked to bring baked goods from here to meetings.

Megan Lechner

The Cookie Jar coffee was possibly the best coffee I've ever had. Was not expecting.

James Robbins

Food is good but it seems a little over priced. The staff is very nice and helpful

Audrey Cooper

You must go here. Even if you're nowhere near it you should still probably go ;) Amazing house made pastries including fresh Danish, huge and beautiful donuts, cookies galore, cupcakes and pies. Large shop with plenty of room to enjoy your treat. Large assortment of coffee by Coffee by Design. Helpful, friendly staff, and good prices! Just an unbelievably fantastic place.

Marianne Leavitt

I travel past at least 4 bakery's from Portland to the Cookie Jar, because their cakes and pies are just a part of the holidays, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Love them.

James Denz

The best donuts in Maine and other great baked goods.

Kelly Torres

Delicious, very large donuts. My kids and I took a field trip day to the Portland area and were on the lookout for a place that made yeast style donuts (aside from the D&D on every street corner). Everyone seems to make the heavier cake-style and potato donuts, except this place. The older lady behind the counter was very friendly and polite to my kids, so that's always nice. While we don't make donuts a regular part of our diet (wouldn't that be great if we could!), we will definitely make this our go-to place for the yeasty treats whenever we're in the area.

Austin Cantara

THE best donuts in Maine by far (Boston creme is amazing)

Joretta Mongold

Grandson say "Delish". Good prices. Will go back

Rebecca Morse

Fond childhood memories and excellent sugar cookies. Their oatmeal bread is the best!

Linden Thigpen

Great old-time pastry, and wonderful meeting place.

Josh Groupp

Nice bakery, bought cannoli...

Judith Salter

I purchased an angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream..picked it up an hour ago and it is the most beautiful cake ever!!!

connie gonzalez

Best ever and always

chris dunn

Food amazing kinda pricy but worth it if u got a sweet tooth

Abel Cota

I'm not a fan of sweets but my wife is. Overall it had a good selection of products. Not really any prices or labels for the names of them so you spent more time explaining which pastry you wanted in the case then anything else. Parking was very limited or at least not labeled as to where you'd be allowed to park without fearing a tow truck.

Gregory McLeod


Karen Hammond

Love this place! Everything that they make here is absolutely DELICIOUS!

JoAnne Gordon

Was visiting Maine, and my friend mentioned she was going to the Cookie Jar. I knew that was a place I needed to visit. The staff was so friendly and the treats were very good. You'll want to try one of each sweet treats.

Hrishikesh Lohagaonkar

Not too many options.

Ken Kleinman

Great traditional bakery. Avoid the dreaded DD and keep places like this alive. Have the molasses crueller, for sure.

Anna Taylor

I placed an order online for several pies (for my sister's birthday). I received an email confirmation (written by an actual person--not just an automated response!) saying that my order had been received; all the details included in the email were correct. Yet, when I went to pick up my order, they didn't have it ready. The manager who was working only said, "I don't do computers." Then why have an online ordering system? We bought a few dozen items out of the cases in front (turnovers, whoopie pies, cookies, etc.), but everything was mediocre at best, and much of it was stale.

Shea Cusick

Our local hangout. Good coffee and delicious donuts.

Sandy Paul

Wonderful bakery. nice people, love their scones!

James Tanner

Fine selection of specialty jams, jellies, candies, maple syrups and salsas. Many homemade! They have fudge. Creamcycle and sea salt caramel awesomeness!

Maureen M Mcdonough

An old fashioned bakery with lots of goodies. A must-stop when in Cape Elizabeth!

Martie Platow

Visiting from VA. absolutely the best pastry shop ever. Eclairs and bismarcks are to die for.

Terry Brearley

My husband's favorite doughnuts! Heavy, beyond delicious creations. Try their day olds for a still fresh bargain.

Kevin Sandes

My most favorite shop for donuts other than the Eighty 8 Donut Truck! *It's kind of a secret place around town

Mark Devine

They did our wedding cake in 2013 and it was wonderful. Ever since, whenever we need a cake we call them. The quality is great and they are wonderful to deal with - even on short notice. Oh, and their donuts are amazing!

Sindhu Sai

Good place for a quick stop.... Awesome cookies though

Greg Hall

Polite staff, delicious treats. My daughter and I come here often and just love it!

Ted Leanhart

The best baked goods in so. Portland


Awesome! Never a disappointment and I drive from Bangor.

Night Shade

Donuts are good, but you can definitely taste the fry oil. The donut holes are even better.

Kristina Allder

Stopped after trip to Portland headlight. Donuts ok, got some maple syrup here but should have waited, found it waay cheaper elsewhere.

Meghan Mageles

The best bakery in the greater Portland area. Been around for ages, and their quality has never been lost. Many pastries, cakes can d other goods can be made to order and they serve locally made CBD coffee at a self serve station. The raspberry filled cookie and plain raised glazed is highly recommended

Clifford Harris

Good variety Friendly servers and Fresh products

Devin Cain

Awesome donuts, pastries, cookies for great prices

Deb Dagnan

Always yummy treats, nice and fresh, and a good selection of coffee flavors.

Katie Hatch

Love this bakery! Great stop for sweet treats. Making lots of classic baked goods. The Cookie Jar has been around for ages & had been true to its customers by not getting trendy. Love that!

Patty Duquette

Always have to stop when in south portland. Love there pastries

randall sturgis

Very polite and helpful and efficient. Best donuts!

Sam Erde

That magical smell that you never forgot from your childhood...through this door!

Holly McLean

This place is the best place for pastries and cakes!! Donna is so amazingly talented, friendly and personable. She understands the high-costs of weddings and tried to make the pricing easier for couples. Well she went above and beyond here! Everything tasted so fabulous, we received free coffee during our cake tasting. Also, our first Anniversary cake was fabulous! You can tell she really takes pride in what she does and even in the preservation of our first Anniversary cake.

Jen George

They have an enormous selection of donuts, cookies, whoopie pies, breads, coffees, and even take-home entrees. Rhis place is usually hopping in the mornings.

Bill Hixon

We have traveled the state and visited bakeries all over. The Cookie Jar is by far our favorite. We made the trip from Augusta just to get some fresh baked goodness !!

Angela Griffith

These donuts are amazing!


Traditional bakery with all the pastries you're familiar with. Always fresh, super donuts.

Daniel Eling


Joshua Snyder

Best donuts I've ever had, hands down, and I've had a LOT of donuts.

Barbara Martin

Donuts are delicious!

LoLo B

Fun local bakery with fresh baked donuts, cookies breads dessert and jams.

K Ciardi

My first job in high school 30ish years ago and they are still one of my favorite chocolate chip cookies!!! And molasses and sugar and toffee, lol! When mom comes to visit she makes it extra special bringing me cookies. And a ride to Fort William's isn't the same without stopping for a treat!

Matt Davis

Donuts are absolutely amazing. Good soup too.

Peter Carney

Very friendly service and large selection

Ed Hatch

Excellent. We visit every time we come to Maine. *****

paul pizzimenti

Best donuts and pastry in town Reasonably priced

Melissa Doughty

A local favorite for donuts. They come in many varieties, and are made on site. They also offer cookies, breads , and assorted pastries. Come see why it has been a favorite for generations.

Rick Carlisle

Very tasty. Customers are happy, this is a happy place.

Samantha St.Germain

Best donuts around

Desiree C

Get the chocolate chip cookies. Get them. And the pumpkin donut holes. Cookie pictured wasn't my favorite but it was the only thing I could take a picture of because I ate the rest too quickly

Terry Clancy

Great selection of all sorts of desserts.. Very tasty also. One of the best bakery's around!!!

Kim Alexander

If you love bakeries you must check this one out. You walk in and there are so many scrumptious treats! There is a cute seating area inside if you want to enjoy your treat there. The donuts are fresher, bigger, and worth a little more. The service is friendly and they have coffee for you enjoy in several flavors!

Michael Winker

Local fresh doughnuts and pastries.

Dexter Elsemore

Best donuts anywhere

Kim Galanif

This is the place to go for donuts and pastries!

T Laps

Their homemade style desserts challenge moms!

Nancy Mckenney

Best bakery in Greater Portland

Emilie Vashion

Wonderful baked goods. At least a boxful every visit. Kind people.

Douglas & Audrey Logar


Jeff Bourque

TOM,, we just got home and saw what a BEAUTIFUL CAKE you made for us.. you are so very kind!! We look forward to coming down from the northern maine woods just too taste all the YUMMY GOODIES you have there, if you have not been to the COOKIE JAR,, ITS A MUST TO GO AND TRY EVERYTHING!!!! Thanks again TOM,,,, Jeff and Sue Bourque

Amanda Cairns

A South Portland/Cape Elizabeth staple. Anyone who is looking for great donuts, pasty, pies, cookies ect ect should definitely give Cookie Jar a try.

Marcelino Perez

The best doughnuts and pastries in town every time I visit Maine is one of those shops that are hard to find I’m from California and sadly I have to say that there’s isn’t nothing like that in California

Andrew Prueser

My family has been coming here for birthday cakes and treats for as long as I can remember!

Philip Adams

Great place for pastries. The raspberry filled cookies are to die for

Elliot Brown

I took a few bites great but then I took the third bite and what I found made me scream in fear there were GMO's in the cream filled donut I almost threw up. disgusted. I got another donut and I found a hair never going back. One star

Eryn Neptune

Favorite. Bakery. Hands down. Their donuts are DIVINE, as well as their vegan cake. Honestly everything is absolutely delicious.

Bridget Portune

Oh my! Such amazing donuts! The real donut shop kind! Amazing coffee selection too!

Scott Wykes

Wow, the absolute best! Well crafted artisan donuts and pastries. Their "day old" items surpass competitor's "fresh". They have always been a community partner in supporting local youth and others. Stopping here is a must whenever visiting Maine family!

Elanda-Isabella Atencio

Love their deals!

Greg Goodwin

Two things caught my attention when I walked in: First, despite there being about 10 customers, it was as quiet as a library, muffled talking and no music playing. Second, the large size of their delicious donuts! The Boston Cream was definitely worth getting. They had creative flavors too!

Shaine Wilson

Definitely don't miss an opportunity to visit. Best bakery I've ever been to. Hands down.

Andrew Hartmann

Delicious doughnuts and friendly service.

Gregory Grant

The best old fashioned donuts around. Great cookies too

Morton Krantz

Excellent bakery

Mary Pippin

Awesome and Fresh Baked Goods!

Angelica Eling

I will drive past 3 other donut places in the 45 minutes it takes me to get to the Cookie Jar. Their donuts are that good. Our favorites are the Red Velvet Glazed, Chocolate Glazed, and the Boston Cream. Amazing.

Timothy Smith

Excellent food

Pamela Boyer

Bought 3 dozen donuts this morning for the worker at the shop Rick is inspecting at awesome donuts, great quality....


Yummy bakery items, clean and lots of choices for hot or cold coffee!!!

Wogden 700

Don't let the name fool you, there's more than just cookies here. It's a full-service pastry shop that has the best doughnuts in Greater Portland

Priscilla Arsenault

The donuts at the Cookie Jar are generous in both their size and taste! I especially like their jelly donut. Unlike other places, you'll find way more than just a smidgeon of jelly inside. So many flavors and varieties to choose from, including muffins, danishes, etc., it's hard to decide!

Lau4a Fagan

Love the cream horns here there pasteries are fabulous. Dont compare to any other bakery

Ian Mcburney

Wide selection of donuts and other pastries. And of course coffee. If you love old fashioned style Donuts this is the place for you! Stop is always friendly and prices are reasonable.

Jerry close

Some of the best donuts in town. Parking can be tricky when it's busy but this is a great stop on the way to Fort Williams or just walking by.

Kelley Smith

Bummed that when we went (4pm and it closed at 6pm) that there were almost no donuts! We were traveling and someone recommended the place for the best donuts in town, but how are we supposed to judge if there are none? The few we saw looked very old and dry. Might as well closed at 4pm and saved on the electricity, staffing, etc.

Wade Brainerd

They made a fantastic birthday cake for us based on a picture from a book. Looked exactly right.

Jesse Russell

Lovely bakery with delicious treats

M.L Nguyen

Everything is delicious! Definitely work a stop , I do everytime I'm in the area

Launa T

You walk in wanting one donut, you walk out with a box and some cannolis LOL. DELICIOUS. Perfect for party goodies!

Emily Robison

So yummy! I loved that it felt so cozy inside with a couch and kids books. It was super affordable as well. We paid just a few dollars for several cookies, a brownie and more.

Roy Harper

The Cookie Jar is a small, locally owned business. They offer a great variety of freshly baked items that are baked in-house; jncluding muffins, donuts, rolls, breads, cakes and as the name suggests, COOKIES! The Cookie Jar had a small place for eating. There is also a coffee bar with an excellent selection of coffees roasted locally. The Cookie Jar is a local favorite, rightfully so.

Rory Benjamin

The Cookie Jar is utterly amazing! The donuts are rich and flavorful beyond belief, and man they are gigantic as well. I swear the jelly donuts feel like they weigh close to a half-pound each! Prices are very reasonable and the service here is good. This is probably my favorite donut shop in the greater Portland area.

Latham Green

The Boston cream donuts are an incredibly rich and luxurious treat.

Jane Doe

The cookie crunch. Cookie was the best but its been discontinued

Taryn Marchant

Even though the donuts are amazing... the young employees they are bringing in are so rude and unfriendly it’s sad that they are making years of loyal customers not want to come back

Tim Ashburn

Friendly service

Emily DeQuina

Great great pastries makes the best. South Portland ME.

Gregory Bodlovick

Best rasberry filled cookies ever

Tom Sawyer

Was great, still great.

Randy Cunningham

Now that's a pastry!!!!

Keanne Murray

Super nice staff and great bakery options to choose from!

Chris Anne

Amazing donuts! Maple glazed and blueberry cake are our top picks!

Rob H

Excellent cookies, cupcakes and the best doughnuts we've ever tasted! The molasses cookies were as good as my grandmother used to bake and the service was incredible. This shop is just a mile away from a beautiful lighthouse so if you are in the area, you have to stop and try something.

Nathan Hanscombe

Great food and prices. I would definitely it.


Hands down best sweets. Look out Congdons!

Krista Peterson

I love The Cookie Jar! I frequently tell my friends and family that they need to stop by and experience the awesomeness that is The Cookie Jar. A friend introduced me to the Cookie Jar a few years ago and now I can't stay away. My favorite is their red velvet donuts..(also favorite among family and friends too). You'll have to get there early because they sell out fast, once they're out, they're out for the day (once in awhile they make more in the afternoon but it's not guaranteed). They have a variety of coffees, juices and other drinks offered. As well as cannoli, breads, cookies, Whoopie pies, pies, muffins and donuts...and more. I recently tried their red velvet and chocolate chocolate chip muffins very sweet and plan on getting again on my next visit. The staff are super nice... I've never had a bad experience here. I highly recommend stopping by for a sweet treat and coffee!

Jorge Adolfo Caballero Palafox



Simply the best bakery anywhere.

Mary Ann Garner

All 31 of our 4 generation family members frequented the Cookie Jar during the first week of June. Ages 4 months to 73 celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. We came from Arizona, Utah, Nevada and Texas. We introduced new in-laws to the Raspberry Filled Cookies, Cream Horns, Whoopie Pies and the best/biggest donuts ever! We have fond memories of all the goodies. The Cookie Jar is usually our first stop when we arrive in the Portland area.

Robert Kelley

Each time I have come here the food has been stale and tasteless. The people aren't welcoming or friendly, and seem quite unhappy. Also, it's filthy.

Kate Savidge

I have loved the Cookie Jar since I was little. I grew up with their homemade doughnuts, raspberry filled cookies, raspberry cream turnovers, sugar cookies. Best stuff around.

Dave Houck

This is what I remember as a kid about going to the bakery and doughnut shop, everything was made from scratch!!

Ron Dahle

My favorite bakery.

Rebekah Jardine Belanger

Nice place for homemade cookies

Pam Charles

So delicious, such a variety of goods and service with a smile

Ricky Fessenden

ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! Great donuts! Average price for what you are getting.

Joyce Lee Russell

Donna and Tom are like family go enjoy

Dustin Thompson

So many choices it is overwhelming! Everything is good.

Paul Labbe

The Cookie Jar is one of those local gems for home baked or specialty items

Camden Cole

This quitisential bakery is one of the best in Portland. This bakery has cheap yet yummy sweets that are made daily an offers a variety of vegan baked goods

Justin McDowell

Fantastic selection. Giant doughnuts that are just delicious! Excellent selection of coffee by Coffee By Design just makes this place that much better.

Stephen Lee

Great vanilla coconut donuts! Lots of other donut varieties to choose from. Prices are a bit high, but not too bad. Very large selection of coffee flavors, too. Very friendly staff.

Joshua Meloney

Great little roadside bakery with a friendly sraff

MaHolloinfla Hollo

YumO!! Love senior discount day on Tuesdays.

Leo Jupiter Carbonneau

Delicious bakery items made fresh daily

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