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The Works Bakery Cafe

9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
+1 603-431-4434
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (22 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 am - 5:00 pm Hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegan Options
9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped while driving through town for a quick breakfast and we are sure glad we happened on The Works Bakery Cafe. I had the Super Cinnamon Bagel toasted with plain cream cheese. And it was the BEST cream cheese I have tasted in my...More

Thank Carrie G
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Had a delicious rosemary olive oil bagel with bacon scallion cream cheese and the cold brew coffee. It was very good. My sister got an egg sandwich on a bagel and enjoyed it. A great quick stop for breakfast.

Thank travelinbluesgal
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Went here this morning to try a new breakfast place while staying in town. I ordered a Bagel sandwich- egg cheese and sausage (my normal at a coffee shop if it’s available). This bagel sandwich was so greasy I didn’t even bother to eat it....More

Thank Previewer1
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Had breakfast and lunch a few times and was impressed. The bagels were great and the sandwiches and paninis were delicious. Definitely stop in for quick, delicious sandwiches and bagels.

Thank DuaICitizen
Reviewed 20 October 2017

After doing a walking tour of Portsmouth, we decided to have lunch here and were quite pleased. My husband had macaroni and cheese with bacon, green onions, and tomatoes, and I had the Thai chicken salad. Both were fresh and delicious, and I really enjoyed...More

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited The Works Bakery three times in two weeks. We got: 1) Breakfast food 2) 2x Double Dagwood 3) Sesame Ginger Chicken Wrap All the food was fresh, tasty, and left us wanting to eat there every day. I had the...More

Thank CoolBreeze42
Jen R, Marketing Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

We hope to see you again soon -- for your Double Dag! Thanks so much for the great review.

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Great place for a warm breakfast. They make their own bagels on site. Lots of sandwich and breakfast choices. Coffees, teas and smoothies are great. Very helpful and nice staff. It can get pretty crowded during the expected peak hours. Been there many times, always...More

Thank NorgeNH
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had breakfast at The Works Bakery Café and found a variety of food and coffee choices. We enjoyed our breakfast so much we decided to purchase scones and Danish for a sweet treat to have later in the day. The service was good, the...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 28 July 2017

One cafe amid many in town; it's great to have choices beyond DD and Starbucks. Plenty of room and many choices.

Thank cootmom
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Located in the quaint small town of Portsmouth, NH, this small restaurant is perfect for a bagel breakfast. Uses locally - sourced ingredients. Bagels were chewy with a slightly crispy outer layer - perfect! Really wish they had pumpernickel, but they had the usual varieties,...More

Thank E1888SCkarenh
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much, Karen! I'll pass on your wish for pumpernickel to the bagel bakers. :) Our Portsmouth store was recently redecorated with the work of local and regional artisans, and photos of many of our food suppliers. We're so glad you had a...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-4434
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The Works to you: humanely-raised, naturally-cured meats and poultry with no antibiotics or added hormones. Local eggs from cage-free chickens. Hormone- and antibiotic-free milk and cream cheese from Vermont family farms. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches and paninis on artisan bread, wraps or traditional boiled-and-baked bagels made with unbleached, unbromated flour. Fresh salads. Hearty, from scratch soups. Fresh-fruit smoothies. Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee. Thoughtfully sourced, local when possible.
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