The Sarah's Cafe Story

As a young mother, Sarah started out in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in 1980. With two hundred dollars borrowed from friends and family, she made candy and pastries in her own kitchen and sold them to local patrons. Just one year later, Sarah opened her first restaurant in the Harbor, selling pizza, specialty sandwiches, and desserts. The business did very well. Many patrons commented that they “appreciate good home-cooked food.”

In 1987 Sarah, a hard worker and dedicated mother with strong family and community values, opened a second restaurant in Wiscasset, Maine. After a year, running both Wiscasset and Boothbay restaurants, Sarah reluctantly decided to close the Boothbay Harbor store. Friends and patrons missed her business, but were happy to travel to Wiscasset, along with many out-of-town patrons, to enjoy her fresh home-cooked Maine food.

To her staff, Sarah is a pleasurable employer, and working in the small town of Wiscasset is handy for mothers, students and friends. Many have worked at the Café for 5, 10, 15 years and more. Students have transitioned from first-time jobs at Sarah’s to go on to college or open businesses of their own.

Along with operating a successful restaurant, Sarah has raised her sons through college, and gained admiration as a local charitable contributor. In March 2002 she was named Restaurateur of the Year by the Maine Restaurant Association. Sarah has also received the Good Neighbor Award for outstanding community service. The entire midcoast community has a deep appreciation for Sarah and her contributions to her neighbors and the State of Maine.

Twin Schooners Pub

Since opening in 1998, Twin Schooner Pub has become a fixture in Wiscasset as the place for excellent Maine food and satisfying beverages. In addition to the full menu from Sarah’s Café, the Pub offers the best in Maine microbrews on tap and expert bartenders serving up your favorite spirit. We invite you to stop in to watch the game, enjoy the music of a local performer, or enjoy the river’s view with friends over food and drink. And while you are here, don’t forget to ask about the Hesper and Luther Little.