The Cafe closes on Friday, October 18 for the season. Goodbye scones and free samples. . . . Thereafter we are open by chance, and the chances are good, but best to call ahead: 800-777-6845. When we are here, you are welcome to visit our winter shop (in the Jelly Kitchen) and wander the grounds.
Nervous Nellie's is located on Deer Isle, Maine. It is about 3.5 hours from Portland, a little more than an hour from Bar Harbor, and about 30 min from Blue Hill.
From Route 1 north of Bucksport, take Route 15 through Blue Hill and Sedgwick, then across the suspension bridge to Deer Isle. You are crossing Eggemoggin Reach, a passage named by native Americans who paddled it in canoes years ago. Watch for schooners, yachts and fishing boats today. Follow Route 15 for 6 miles to a service station on the right. (If you have a dog with you, stop for gas -- Rover will get a milk bone.) Then, left onto the Sunshine Road. Nervous Nellie's is on the left about 3 miles down the road (bear right at the fork after a mile or so). Just follow the signs....it's a very scenic drive.
Roughly 300 jars are cooked and poured every Monday through Thursday morning. All by hand.
We use fruit grown in Maine as much as possible: wild blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries and apple cider.
The Mountainville Cafe serves coffee, tea, and homemade scones (with jam, of course) every day from Mother's Day to Columbus Day. A generous deck and wooden walkway link the kitchen to a tiny shop and sampling room, overlooking the apple orchard and meadow. Small children gravitate to the sandbox under the grape arbor, while parents settle into nearby Adirondack chairs, with a steaming mug of coffee.
There are acres of grounds to explore, including a sculpture village with historic artifacts, characters and creatures all made of (mostly) found objects. We strive to offer a pleasant visiting experience for all our visitors. Please be respectful of those around you, both animate and inanimate and enjoy all that Nervous Nellie's has to offer!
If you're planning a trip to the area, we recommend the Deer Isle-Stonington Chamber of Commerce Web Site as a resource for places to stay and for things to see and do on our beautiful island.
Tours of Nellieville
On Sundays at 2 PM from May to October, join Peter Beerits for an insider tour of his sculptural, historical, ever-evolving village (approx 40 min). Donations welcome.