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Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
+1 603-436-9555
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“biscotti” (5 reviews)
“pastry” (10 reviews)
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location with indoor and outdoor seating. The coffee was great. They had many choices for dessert, even for those with food restrictions. The GF vegan oatmeal cookie was the best cookie I’ve ever eaten!

Thank Kris91
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for a refresher on hot day in July. Had read some great reviews. Ordered a coconut flavored iced coffee, a mango iced tea and a ham and cheese croissant. The coffee had hazelnut flavor, could not taste the mango in the tea, but the...More

Thank Nick K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a hot coffee in the morning and an iced later in the day. One of my kids had chocolate gelato and one had triple mousse. Hip joint with indoor and outdoor seating. Wide variety of sweets and baked goods. Many roasts of coffee to...More

Thank Jeremy B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crave something sweet? Stop by. Great selection and some truly decadent chocolate wonders. Also stopped for breakfast, service was a little shaky. Good for a quick bagel or baked something.

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only place in this city that can serve something which is close to a normal coffee. for some reason coffee in Portsmouth tend to be less coffee and too much milk. only here you can get it decent (just ask for double shot)

Thank Ran N
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Awesome baristas, grey desserts, a really cool place, check it out Latte's are exceptional well deserving of a repeat visit or two!!!

Thank dogfoodguy2017
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Wonderful coffee and espresso drinks. While it was busy on a warm summer day, the staff was friendly and made amazing lattes!

Thank mfmaslowski
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We grabbed coffee and pastries here 3 times during our 3 day stay in Portsmouth! It's centrally located with a large exterior seating area great for people watching. I highly recommend this cafe.

Thank Rani C
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

The menu offered something for everyone..... espresso for 2 of the 3 adults and gelato for the toddler and the other adult. We were all pleased!

Thank tdrf
Reviewed 12 May 2018

My husband and I were searching for a breakfast place and a local recommended that we try here. They had a lot of pastries and coffees to try. We both took a spinach and feta croissant. He ordered coffee and I ordered chia tea. The...More

Thank jmj1128
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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