Our Story

Arthur Jacobs was born in Seal Cove and returned to Mount Desert Island with his wife Kate after he attended Newbury Culinary College in Massachusetts. Together, Arthur and Kate opened Little Notch Bakery in 1993 and Little Notch Cafe in 1996. The Bakery is committed to making artisan breads and pastries with wholesome and delicious ingredients. All of the baked goods are made completely from scratch. Little Notch wholesales its breads to many grocery stores in Bangor and down the coast of Maine. The Cafe serves as a retail location for Little Notch's baked goods and serves traditional Italian-American foods. The Cafe's renowned pizzas feature dough made in the Bakery and all of the Cafe's sandwiches are served on Little Notch bread. Arthur and Kate enjoy supplying their community with delicious food ranging from hearth baked pizzas to bittersweet chocolate brownies.