Note: The Fresh Batch cafe is closed. The Freeport Public Market is now in it’s place. If you go Kamasouptra and Peachy’s Smoothie Cafe are definitely worth trying, and perfect for families looking for something simple, quick and satisfying. While the Cedar Works play set is no longer on site, the interior is much the same.
The team visited The Fresh Batch, a new café in Freeport, to catch up with friends after a busy summer. The inviting space is colorful and fun. The walls are painted in bright shades of green. There are funky lighting fixtures from Portland’s Ember Grove Gallery throughout. And the most welcome highlight: a Cedar Works play set with a slide and bridge, so kids can play while they wait for their food to arrive.
The lunch menu, which is displayed on wipe off boards behind the counter, features soups, salads, and sandwiches made from local ingredients. There are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. MP ordered a house salad with grilled chicken in hopes of saving room for the café’s house made gelato. CP#2 chose macaroni and cheese and CP#1 decided on a BLT.
MP and her friend chatted while the kids played nearby. The cafe’s open floor plan makes it easy to watch little ones no matter where you sit.
Our food was served quickly. Every dish we ordered was fresh and well prepared. MP was particularly impressed by CP#2’s macaroni and cheese, which was most-certainly homemade. The creamy, cheddar cheese was sharp and flavorful… just the way we like it.
Afterwards, we ordered gelato for dessert. The consistency of Fresh Batch gelato is more like ice cream (not that there’s anything wrong with that). CP#2 devoured his lemon gelato and finished MP’s chocolate chip mint gelato, too.
We left with full bellies and big smiles. Good thing Winslow Park playground is nearby to burn off all of that food!
20 Bow Street