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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 2 weeks ago

Located on Market Square Breaking New Grounds offers a selection of good coffees and teas, pastries and munchies, and outside seating for enjoying the city on a sunny day. They also offer ample inside seating for those cold or rainy days! The atmosphere is warm,...More

Thank Bergbahnn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in Breaking New Grounds for a morning Cappuccino and it was very good. This is a great location on Market Square.

Thank Judi W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really liked this place for it’s location, hours opened and that tea is also on the menu. Busy but the line kept moving. Try sitting outside and enjoy the street view that we found included several canines with their owners.

Thank John C
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Location Location Location. Breaking New Grounds has the prime spot in downtown Portsmouth and it is the happening place. We got a variety of different frappes on a hot afternoon and we were in our glory. A great place to take a break from this...More

Thank Avalonavalon
Reviewed 18 August 2018

This place had me as soon as I smelled the coffee beans being roasted. It's a great place to sit outside and enjoy a fresh brew and pastry and watch the world go by!

Thank BoilerDaveNH
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

I liked the fact the flavored coffee was flavored in coffee beans and not a syrup. I had a iced coconut coffee it was good. If you like your sweet just add sugar.

Thank Autumn M
Reviewed 1 August 2018 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 23 July 2018

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 20 July 2018 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 17 July 2018

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
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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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