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Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
+1 603-436-9555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“biscotti” (5 reviews)
“pastry” (11 reviews)
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were a little cold, but a good drink was made. There was construction going on and the was a bit unpleasant, but I would definitely go back.

Thank beecue
Reviewed 4 February 2018

We stopped by to get out of the cold and wound up sitting and visiting for two hours. We enjoyed regular and specialty coffees along with a variety of the tasty pastries - delicious. Great place to get out of the cold and relax

Thank GMAgamen
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Ok, so I have been going to Breaking New Grounds since I was little, and I always love the food and drinks there. There's a range of items from pastries and cakes, to muffins and scones, to coffees and teas and hot chocolate. I always...More

Thank saestes
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Breaking New Grounds is always on my itinerary when visiting Market Square. Staff is great, coffee selections very good and sweets delightful. My favorite combination is a large cappuccino with chocolate tipped biscotti - heaven! Outdoor seating in good weather is fantastic - the historic...More

Thank loujack48
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We came here for breakfast as we didn't want anything to heavy. Nice selection of coffee, teas, muffins, sweet or savory pastries. Appeared to be very popular.

Thank kaassouffle
Reviewed 4 December 2017

After strolling and browsing the many shops of downtown Portsmouth, NH hubby , daughter & I needed an afternoon pick me up. Portsmouth seems to be café nirvana. Their are lots of coffee shops to pick from and each one has its own ambiance. From...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Our FAVOURITE spot to go, after a fabulous dinner, for their wonderful variety of teas, coffee, sweets. Outside patio now closed but lots of space to sit inside and definitely warmer this time of year. This is one spot we always stop at when in...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A nice, comfortable downtown coffee shop with friendly service and tasty hot chocolate. A good place to just sit and hang out for a while.

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here late in the evening for coffee and dessert, and were delighted. The variety of desserts was impressive and the ones we selected were delicious. The coffee was excellent. Servers were friendly and we lingered for a long time in the relaxed atmosphere.

Thank dailywalk
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is apparently the place to be while in Portsmouth. We visited twice on our trip, once in the afternoon, having an iced coffee and hot coffee, and once at night for coffee. The place was packed both times! Parking was relatively easy to come...More

Thank uubrad
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-9555
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