Ogunquit Maine: Cafe Amore, Frills, & Views!

Cafe Amore Ogunquit Perkins Cove Maine

I know eating out a lot is bad, but when you’re in Maine, you can’t get enough. Sometimes it’s not the food that draws you in; it’s the atmosphere and quaint looking restaurants that you want to be apart of. Cafe Amore was one of those spots that pulled you in as you passed.

coffee ogunquit perkins cove cafe amore

It was a bit of a wait, so we grabbed a cup of coffee and sat out on their patio. We were surrounded by quaint bed and breakfasts that nestled in the back neighborhoods.


We finally sat down at a table. Phyllis and I were surrounded by some tired and hAngry men. We slept through Antman, so we were good to go!

Cafe Amore had a lot of options on their menu. You name it, they probably have it!

ogunquit cafe amore breakfast

I decided to go with their special, the apple sausage vegetable omelet. It was one of the fluffiest omelets I had ever eaten. It was delicious too (after I scooped out all the mushrooms) If you do get a chance to go there, ask for their homemade strawberry almond jelly. I have been searching high and low for this stuff since eating there. I’m tempted to call them and ask them to mail me some and I’ll pay for it because it was that good! I never would have thought of putting almond paste in a jelly. Maybe I just live under a rock. Call me “Patrick.”

wells beach maine

Around noon, we headed to the beach for a couple of hours. We didn’t want to spend all day there but wanted to see some friends.

wells beach maine

I took a two-mile walk down the beach. It was THE PERFECT beach day.

beach wells beach

I took a three-mile walk down the beach and walked all the way out on the Jetty. I wish I would have brought my camera because it was so beautiful. The Jetty is about a half a mile long and made up of giant rocks that lead out to the ocean.


I stopped at a little food truck for a little snack. The Blended Bliss!

wells beach blended bliss smoothies maine

I asked the girls working which one was their favorite, and they said the “tropical storm.” It came with pineapple, mango, and guava juice. They were right; it was tasty!


Frills was the place to go! It was a cute little restaurant with only outdoor seating. I love that the weather is tolerable in Maine so that you can sit outside all summer long. In the South, you start sweating if you’re outside for one minute.



Their crab cakes were delicious!

frills scallops

I went with my gut feeling and decided to try the grilled parmesan crusted scallops.

scallops frills ogunquit maine

Thank goodness I did because THEY WERE INCREDIBLE! They were coated with a buttery garlic parmesan crusted layer and soaked in some kind of light soy sauce garlic butter. The scallops were actually giant, fresh, and cooked so well! Their red mashed potatoes and creamy spinach were also to die for! Our waitress also made our dining experience really fun. She was silly and loved to crack jokes with us.


I’m a wine person, so I stepped out of my box and tried a Cosmo.




This photo sums up the places in Ogunquit. They all look too good to be true!


The flowers are also scary perfect!

I was starting to think I was a real-life Stepford Wives set.


If I lived here, I’d probably walk this path every day. Morning & Night.


This is my favorite time of night. I love when the sun goes down, and everything turns to shadows in the distance.


My new happy place.


The Maine skies were incredible.



Sometimes baby seals lay out on the rocks here.



Along the path, there were all kinds of bed and breakfasts, restaurants, and shops!


This was a great spot to watch the boats.


We made it to Perkins Cove in Ogunquit to catch the trolly.


Ending the perfect day!



  • Kate

    I LOVE Maine! I actually just got back from there. The next time you go, you should go mid-coast and check out Camden. It is absolutely breathtaking. My family lives in Maine, so we go fairly often. What a wonderful and magical place!

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  • Jessica

    Your pictures are beautiful Tara!

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  • Kati

    Ah I can’t believe you were in Maine! I would have loved to meet you. I’ve been a quiet reader for a long time, but I live in Wells and have lived in Maine my whole life. Its funny how when you live somewhere you can take it for granted and not realize how truly special it is. Your posts have been reminding me how lucky I am to live here. You’ve also been giving me a bunch of new places to try, which is funny since I live like 10 mins from these places and have never been!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      You are so lucky to live in Maine! I’M SO JEALOUS! How are the winters there? Let me know what you think of restaurants! 🙂

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      • Kati

        Oh the winters are awful!! I hate cold and it gets pretty cold and VERY snowy. But you should definitely come back in the Fall. It’s definitely my most favorite (& most beautiful) time of year!

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        • Taralynn McNitt

          I’ve heard that it’s gorgeous in the fall!!! (writing on bucket list) Is it pretty thought with the snow on the rocks? or is it just all white!? You’ll have to email me pics!

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  • Alena

    Wowow! Maine looks v beautiful! I am a wanderlust and I think Maine will have to be on my list of places to visit now! I’ve been looking into cameras and your photos look amazing.. What camera do you use?

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  • Erica

    I just bought that plaid shirt you were wearing! It is so cute 🙂

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  • Monica

    Maine looks absolutely amazing, I want to go there now!
    Good to know that my family isn’t the only one that tries everything on everyone’s plate!
    You look so happy and I’m glad that you found someone who treats you like gold bc you definitely deserve it!

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  • monica

    Maine looks absolutely incredible!
    Its good to know that my family isnt the only ones who try everything off of everyones plates!
    You look so happy and im glad that youve finally found someone who treats you like a queen, bc you definitely deserve it!

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    • Taralynn McNitt

      It really is! & I think a lot of people are like that! When I get something really good on my plate, I want everyone to try it!! 🙂 & thank you!

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