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Mara's Cafe and Bakery

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25 E. Main Street, Denville, NJ
+1 973-625-0901
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Denville, New Jersey
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What is not to like. We had a cupcake, cookie and chocolate covered strawberry and they all were great. At 8 on a Saturday night, the place was packed with a line, which is what you want to see. Great improvements and looking forward to having the bakery right next door.

Thank Mike21NJ7
Morristown, New Jersey
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310 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like to not have dessert at the local places, go for a little walk and stop in here for a nice selection of cakes, pies, ice cream - desserts

Thank jaybirdrcky
Morris County, New Jersey
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859 reviews
399 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,155 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since they opened probably more than a decade ago I wanted to stop by. Somehow we never made it until our first and last visit couple of month ago. I was surprised how run down the place was, appeared shabby and even dirty. I was hoping to discover delicious looking pastries and cakes in the display case and was disappointed.... More 

1 Thank Wenovo
Hamilton, Bermuda
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mara's Cafe and Bakery has continued to be a favorite spot of mine. I have an insatiable sweet-tooth and the Caramel Apple Streudel, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie, and Kahlua Ganache Cake just always seem to hit the spot, not to mention their great creme filled lattes. I always, always pick one up for lunch. I've also tried their Raspberry Oatmeal... More 

Thank Andwayne D
Morristown, New Jersey
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327 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great little nook to have a quick bite or dessert with a hot beverage. You'll definitely want to take some of the baked goods home. Mara's is a household name around these parts and everyone should experience it.

Thank Regina D
Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Nice warm place to eat - ranging from lunch to dinner to dessert . We had burgers which were priced reasonable / they toasted the bread and they were very good , average size burgers . Small portion of fries but they were excellent . Their signature sauce is quite spicy. Later we had their original cheesecake . This was... More 

Thank Ken K
Rockaway, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here for years with my wife and friends. In the last year the place has been dirty and in need of a serious renovation. I have not been here in awhile so I decided to go last night. The place was not clean and the service was horrible.

1 Thank Michael V
Parsippany, NJ
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265 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Mara's is in downtown Denville, a charming town. They offer lunch but are known for their delicious desserts. We often come here after having dinner elsewhere for coffee and dessert. Everything is fresh and the service is great. In the summer there are several tables outside. Even in the cooler weather it seems that the locals still come in. Although... More 

Thank LLiv-NewJersey
Denville, New Jersey
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

always fabulous food, but if there is long line, pack your patience. I am dairy free, so have never tried the baked goods, but sandwiches and salads are awesome. Everything is made to order, so it will take longer than you might expect. Tip, I also ask for my drink immediately, as that could also take longer than you might... More 

Thank aokprinceton
Denville, New Jersey
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Live close to this establishment never been in for a treat. Ordered a couple cupcakes to go and also pastries. Very disappointed!!!!! Cupcakes were very very bad.The pastries were below average. Will not be back....Not worth the trip ......

1 Thank Jeffrey L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 E. Main Street, Denville, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Denville
  • Phone Number: +1 973-625-0901

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?