Best of Maine

Mount Vernon’s Post Office Café

Submitted By on Sun, 10/31/2010 - 17:45

Mount Vernon’s Post Office Café: Spectacular soups, salads, sandwiches, and specials.


Most every small town in Maine has a local café or coffee/sandwich shop where locals gather to solve the world’s problems and eat so-so food, adequate and filling but nothing to write home (or a review) about. Mount Vernon’s Post Office Café is a very big exception to this rule. Chef/owner Robert Wallack offers world (really!) class food. If you think this is just so much hometown cheerleading, I challenge you to drive up here and eat at the café. I guarantee it won’t be your only visit. The café has been drawing folks from all over Maine – and our summer...

The Big City – Portland, Maine

Submitted By on Fri, 10/29/2010 - 15:46

Ordinarily there is no reason to leave our small village of Mount Vernon. We have our world-class Post Office Café, a wonderful library, and lots of private and public land for recreation. As for shopping, if the Mount Vernon Country Store doesn’t have it, you don’t need it. But once in a while Linda and I start hankering for a trip to the big city of Portland, about an hour and a half south. Such a hankering struck us one Saturday morning in October. With nothing on the schedule, Portland seemed just the ticket. And the ticket was the easiest thing to procure. We enjoy two small professional theaters: Portland Stage and Lewiston’s Public Theater. Portland...

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