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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” (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 1 week ago

Coffee great but a tad expensive on the dessert choice !!! $34 for four coffees and 2 desserts. I didn't receive a receipt so based on the fact that coffees are around $3.50 ($14) that leaves $20 for two desserts.

Thank stephenmW988SE
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located right in the middle of downtown it’s the perfect start to begin walking around the area. Not to mention the coffee was great with one of kind coffees, lattes, expresso’s etc. Staff was nice and answered any question you have. Make it a must...More

Thank bradleyo682
Reviewed 27 September 2018

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 27 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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 715autumnm
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
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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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