SRTC Cafe

100 Alumni Blvd, Sanford ME 04073
$ American

This restaurant is operated by the culinary students at the Sanford Regional Technical Center as an integral part of their educational and training experience. It is open for breakfast and lunch to the public most Wednesdays and Thursdays from February to early May, when school is in session. Reservations are required.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

We are now closed for the 2024 season.

Business Info

  • Address: 100 Alumni Blvd, Sanford ME 04073
  • Cross Street: Sanford Regional Technical Center
  • Cuisine: American |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Required
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Lunch |
  • Parking: Public Lot |
  • Payment Options: Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (207) 324-2942
  • Features: Wheelchair Access,
  • Occasion: Dining Alone, Quiet Conversation,

Photos

SRTC Cafe - Outside the Café
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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Cash and checks are the only payment methods taken at this time.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.87 out of 5 stars based on 294 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 19, 2024
Betsy L.
Amazing breakfast- amazing service! Can't wait until next school year!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 11, 2024
Sandra M.
My friend and I both agreed the food and service were excellent. We were impressed with the organization and cleanliness of the cafe. It could not have been better. Thank you for a great experience. Booking was also easy!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 03, 2024
JOHN M.
The students did a waonderful job. Our server was very respectful

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2024
Linda L.
We have been to the Cafe many times and the food and service are always great! We love to see how professional the students are.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 26, 2024
Barbara T.
Food was excellent and our waitperson did a great job. I’m impressed with this program and the students.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 13, 2024
Joan D.
Enjoyed the meal and everything was very, very nice.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2024
Cindy T.
Everything was excellent. The people, the food, everything. It was so much fun and the people that came with me had such a nice time and want to go back again for a breakfast.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 2024
Sharon D.
It was absolutely delicious! Everything looked beautiful & Mason was awesome! Fine dining experience at its best. We’re coming back next month!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 2024
Gail L.
Loved the omelet, one of the best I've ever eaten in a restaurant. And the wait staff was great: friendly, responsive and kept the flow going at just the right pace. Really impressed! I just ticked down one on the Ambience because the Italian themed music was not my favorite. Made me think of Dean Martin.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2024
Alex B.
Great atmosphere, great food, talented servers. They did a live showing of making banana foster, which was very cool.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 09, 2024
Tresa D.
The only criticism I'd have is the little collapsible table to place incoming food on was placed against the wall right out back of my chair. So I had to move over 3-4x so it could be taken in/out for use. So either the little table should be placed elsewhere to avoid interrupting the customer or the entire dinner table be moved further from the wall. Otherwise, it was a very pleasant experience! Kudos to everyone involved in making it such a wonderful time :)

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2024
Matt P.
Music was too loud

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2024
Sharon M.
We look forward to this experience every spring!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 29, 2024
Frederick S.
Fluorescent lights are awfully bright...maybe some floor lamps instead?

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 29, 2024
Cathy B.
The hostess sat us right away. We were introduced to our waiter Cam. Cam did a great job making sure we had everything we needed. The food delivery was prompt and it was delicious. Overall it was a very nice experience. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 29, 2024
Nancy H.
Our server took the time to speak with us and explain how the program works and her experiences. Wonderful meal with many perks. Looking forward to going again soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 22, 2024
Martha C.
I always enjoy coming to breakfast and lunch here. I am surprised that it is not packed everyday! The students and Chef Couture are amazing. So happy this program is available to regional students.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 03, 2024
Diane K.
Breakfast was delicious. The waitstaff were very courteous and efficient. The table was set nicely and the cafe was clean and bright. We will definitely be returning!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 01, 2024
Allison S.
We had an excellent experience. Food was great as well as service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 01, 2024
Janice W.
We had a wonderful experience. The only thing that I could suggest and comment on is the crust on the blueberry tart seemed very hard. This is such a wonderful program for the kids and enjoyed by the community. Enjoy watching, talking with the kids and how respectful they are . If they are not sure of an answer to your question they find the answer for you promptly. It would be so interesting to see some feedback as where they are a year after graduating.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 16, 2024
Cindy M.
This was an absolute pleasant experience. Excellent service, can't beat the price, the food was perfectly prepared. Looking forward to returning for Lunch!!!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 12, 2023
Amber M.
Wonderful breakfast! The service was excellent and the food was very good. Would absolutely visit again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 12, 2023
Jonathan M.
Enjoyed the students in their learning environment.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 06, 2023
Dianne C.
Food and service were both outstanding. Background music was a little loud for early morning breakfast but pleasant

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 05, 2023
Patricia M.
The value was a 10++! I liked that the chef came out to talk to some diners. The wait staff often worked together to provide exceptional dining experience. Very Well done.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 27, 2023
Barbara C.
The Chef & young people did an excellent job. They forgot to put the music on until later in the meal. Otherwise we really can not make any suggestions. We will be back!! Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 27, 2023
Amanda V.
They all did a great job! Very impressed.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 24, 2023
REBECCA D.
It was an awesome experience and will definitely return

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 15, 2023
Steven R.
The food was delicious. The server Lilly was very attentive. Wonderful experience hope to do it again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 14, 2023
Dianne C.
Outstanding

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 08, 2023
Mel T.
Great experience! Hard to believe these are high school students just starting out in the industry. Very professional. Will return!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 02, 2023
Janet C.
Had breakfast, would like to pass on tea, over easy eggs, grilled potatoes and muffins spot on

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 31, 2023
Linda L.
We had a wonderful lunch at the Cafe! The students were very professional and the service was awesome. We were amazed at how delicious the food was and we will definitely be back. What a great opportunity this program is for these students!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2023
Gayle M.
Had a great time! Food value is only a 7 because of the quality of the food (syrup) not the way it was cooked.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 04, 2023
Sue R.
The students are doing a wonderful job. Please go and support our local youth.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 18, 2023
Diane E.
Thank you for the wonderful experience. It was a great value for the price. Our waiter was very attentive and professional. The food was great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 17, 2023
Erin M.
wonderful experience, great food, great service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 09, 2023
Zendelle B.
The cocktail sauce for the shrimp was frozen solid. Otherwise, everything was great! We'll be back!
Business Response:
We're sorry that happened and will correct that problem. Please do not hesitate to let your server know of any issues. This is a learning experience and the students need the input to improve thier skills for the culinary industry. We look forward to another visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 09, 2023
Susan L.
Did not visit cafe. Made reservation to test the scheduler. Neat that you have this follow up tool.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 19, 2022
Laura S.
What an incredible experience for the students! What an incredible experience for the public! (Always happy to help them learn, especially when it involves food!) Service was exceptional, menu was creative, food was tastyyyy too! Ambiance could be more personal, less sterile, but that's really getting into picky details! GREAT JOB!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 11, 2024
Susan L.
My group had a great experience in the cafe. Just some small things to work on. Table prep for condiments. No butter, jelly or ketchup without asking for it, which was not a big deal but a missed detail for learning experience. Also, definitely needs to work on creating separate slips for customers, lots of errors to be resolved, but again, it's part of learning. We'll go back and are happy to help :)

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 28, 2024
Karen E.
I visited with an experienced waitress who wished that the serve from the left clear from the right would have happened. The clearing was a bit chaotic. The food is a solid good, well prepared and presented. One visit my companion ordered something that needed syrup and the single use serving syrup was so goopy and flavorless that she couldn't even get it on the food. Understanding there is a budget to be worked, with I am sorry that a condiment prevents me from ordering some items on the menu. Great experience as always and I enjoy being part of the learning experience.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2024
Elaine M.
The only two comments I have are: the dinner rolls were hard, not warm and soft, and the veggies were cold. Otherwise, the meal was delicious and we will definitely come again for meals and to support the school program.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2024
Diane E.
Our waiter was very attentive. Food was served on a timely basis. One of my students ordered a medium steak, it was rare and bloody. My 2 students enjoyed the hors' derves and banana foster. Thank you for having us.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 08, 2023
Becky S.
I love coming here! We have been twice and have been very pleased with our meals and service. My only suggestion would be to watch the utensils and glassware. Apparently, the dish washer does not do a good job and they are not checked before putting on the table. But, you guys are doing a great job! Thanks for being in Sanford.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 05, 2024
Jacqueline D.
Dining was lovely and Mason was our waiter. We were on time and ordered promptly. Our food took some extra time which Mason apologized for the delay. Problem was being rushed at the end because the school day finishing. Thank goodness we chose to take dessert home, we never would have time having coffee. The entire staff surrounded us cleaning and resetting tables. You can't feel comfortable with just the two of us in the middle of that
Business Response:
We are sorry that that part of your experience did not go as well as expected. This is how we have to operate as our students need to be on their buses back to their high schools at 1:00 for our lunch service and 10:00 for our breakfast service. In addition to clearing the dining room, they need to set the dining room up for the next meal service as students arrive only 15 minutes ahead of the first customers.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 22, 2024
Angela S.
Having Ratatouille as an appetizer and then squash as a side to the entree was redundant. I missed being aware of what the sides were with the meal. The chicken seemed a little undercooked in the thicker portions. The brulee lacked any crunch to caramelized base. The wait staff were wonderful.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 31, 2023
Matt N.
The kids did a wonderful job. In hindsight, we should have had three tables of 3 instead of two tables of 4 and a single. I will continue to recommend to others.
Business Response:
Sorry that wasn't picked up on at our end to double check that arrangement. The students are using the information from this reservation app to set up the seating for the dining area. For others reading this, If you have a large group, please make you reservations reflect how you expect your group to be seated.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
May 19, 2022
Jonathan M.
Great to see the facility utilized. Even better having students gain experience. This is what was supposed to happen.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2023
Dawn S.
Steak was over cooked but good flavor. Ran out of crème’ dessert so had bananas foster that was excellent. Waiter Matthew was personable. Great experience, and I have reservation already for April.