Photo By Jennifer Osborn

New café opens in Blue Hill



Photo By Jennifer Osborn
Brad and Suzanne Billings and their son Desmond have been busy since opening the doors of their new eatery, Seas the Day Café.

BLUE HILL — Brad and Suzanne Billings of Deer Isle have opened Seas the Day Café on South Street across from The First bank.

Billings was a lobsterman in Stonington for 30 years.

A dozen years ago, he crushed a disc in his back and realized his fishing career would end sooner than he planned.

Billings said he always enjoyed cooking.

“I’d always cooked at home to relax off the boat,” Billings said.

A few years ago, Billings began studying at the Atlantic Culinary Academy in Dover, N.H., planning to open his own restaurant.

Billings, his wife, Suzanne, and their three children opened Seas the Day Café on May 18. They haven’t stopped running since.

The café serves breakfast all day, including eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast sandwiches, toast and pancakes. Baked goods, including donuts, muffins and scones, also are available.

Seas the Day Café has a bakery counter with pies and pastries, including cake pop buoys and Italian macaroons.

Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with sandwiches created with freshly made bread, soups, salads and specials.

Billings also is making sandwiches with smoked meat from “Poseidon,” the café’s outdoor smoker.

Seas the Day Café is open Tuesday through Sunday 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Seas the Day Café

8 South St.

Blue Hill

374-3740

Tuesday through Sunday 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.