Popular Orono coffee shop completes its expansion to downtown Bangor

A popular Orono coffee shop and eatery has opened a second location in downtown Bangor, nearly a year after the new spot was first announced.

Nest, which first opened on Main Street in Orono in 2016, quietly opened its new location last weekend at 25 State St. in downtown Bangor. It took more than a year for owners Li Yang and Anna Berube and manager Kate Anderson to renovate the space, which was formerly the home of Yankee Cobbler, a shoe repair business that closed after a devastating fire on Thanksgiving Day 2020.

Berube said it took quite a while to get the space ready to open, as contractors were really hard to find, and prices for lumber and other materials have also gone up considerably. The end result, however, is a bright, cozy cafe with lots of wood accents and comfortable seating.

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