The USM Free Press has published a review comparing and contrasting the coffee at StarEast and Big Sky.
Both the Star East Cafe and Big Sky Bread Company have other things going for them than what they offer for coffee and breakfast. However, first impressions are first impressions, and Star East didn’t cut it by a long shot. It might be a good place if you are interested in trying falafel or okra stew, but it’s no coffee shop. Big Sky Bread Company takes the cake.
While an unrelated article in the Portland Daily Sun commented on the politics of where you get your java in a independent store friendly food town.