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Aurora Provisions

Aurora Provisions information

// Location64 Pine St.
Portland, ME 04101

// Hours7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday

// Contact(207) 871-9060

// Price Range$$

// Cuisine Type Cafe,

// Features Breakfast, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Off-Street parking, Staff Pick, Take Out, Wheelchair accessible,

The cafe at Aurora, known for off-premise catering and gourmet take-out, has been a West End Haunt for nearly 15 years. Locals stop in for a breakfast of homemade granola and raspberry scones, or a breakfast panini and locally roasted Carpe Diem coffee. Lunch includes three homemade soups daily and a large sandwich selection, including house-roasted turkey breast and panini specials. Hot entrees vary between black bean burritos, chicken pot pie and quiches. Desserts are baked on site and include a choice of more than 50 brownies, bars and cookies. Lunch delivery is available, and there's outdoor seating in the warmer months.

Why it's a staff pick: Aurora is a convenient, reliable, upscale version of the corner store. Whether I'm stopping in for coffee and a sweet splurge for breakfast, picking up a quick, healthy and delicious dinner or grabbing a bottle of wine or loaf of bread to go with my own cooking, it's my neighborhood go-to. — Susan Axelrod