Editor’s Note: TIQA Cafe & Bakery is permanently closed.

As the weather gets warmer, all we want to do is take a break and enjoy a drink outside. Since we can’t do it every day, when we do it’s best when it’s extra special. To that end, we loved finding this place. It’s hiding in plain sight right off a main road in Portland. But, despite its location, we seem to have driven right past it for years! If you feel like royalty and just need the castle to match, head to this little cafe.

TIQA Cafe & Bakery is officially open on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. You’ll find them open on warm days during the week, but don’t make plans unless you’re sure they’re there. A good indication is the chairs and umbrellas set up on the patio outside. You can also give them a call on 207-482-6159. For more information, check them out on Facebook or visit their website. Address: 356 State Street, Portland, ME, 04101.

For more ways to feel like royalty, check out these 5 castles in Maine. They’re all beautiful and some have some pretty great history and background stories.

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