Lil's Cafe

One word: cruller.

By Catherine Smart

You came for the Cruller. This adorable community-center-of-a-coffee-shop has many good eats on offer—from Quiche to Almond Croissants—but patrons line up for those eggy, melt-in-your-mouth donuts. These aren’t the heavy braided sticks you’ll find at Dunkin’s. We’re talking French crullers here, but shaped into rounds and—classically—glazed. Lil’s also offers a sugared version, plus seasonal riffs like harvest spice and apple toffee. If you’re in need of some protein, try the Egg & Cheese on Biscuit or a Garlic Herb Sausage & Greens Wrap made with MEat (Maine Meat) sausage. They also serve a stellar turkey sandwich on sourdough with Sriracha mayo that comes with house-made chips and a pickle. Just don’t forget: A hot coffee + fresh cruller at Lil’s = one of the top donut-eating experiences of your life.

Lil's Cafe

7 Wallingford Square #106, Kittery, ME


  • Must Have

Cruller

Non-negotiable

  • Insider Tip

Pop next door to MEat for all your sustainable, local, whole-animal butchery needs.

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