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Exciting new Lunch Menu at the Café!

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Rock City Café is Open!

Rock City Café began its life in 1992 as Second Read Books & Coffee, featuring used and new books and a busy coffeehouse, As the first coffeehouse/bookstore in Maine, Second Read quickly became an anchor of the downtown cultural scene. In 1999, we began roasting our own coffee under the brand of Rock City Coffee. By 2005, we had changed Second Read's name to Rock City Books & Coffee.

In the spring of 2011, we decided it was time to make another transformation. After selling the book portion of the business to employee Lacy Simons, who subsequently opened Hello Hello Books, we opened the new Rock City Café in a building next door to our former location. The Café is still a bustling gathering place for conversation, meetings, lunch, art and music, but we are now open during the evening, featuring a menu of delicious small plates, beer & wine, and music three nights a week.

Check out the new Rock City Café !

Rock City Cafe
316 Main Street, 04841

Rock City Roasters

Come visit our roasting facility and see where the roasting happens. The same delicious pastries are available here as well as an extended selection of our coffees from around the world.

Rock City Coffee Roasters
252 Main Street
Rockland ME 04841