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“GREAT BREAKFAST & LUNCH CAFÉ IN DOWNTOWN NEWMARKET”
Review of Big Bean Cafe

Big Bean Cafe
Ranked #1 of 30 Restaurants in Newmarket
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 1 - USD 20
Cuisines: Fast food
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed 6 April 2018

I arrived in downtown Newmarket at the end of the noontime rush so getting a parking space was easy. I went to The Big Bean Café.

The décor was country-style with rustic wooden tables, chairs, and stools. There was also seating at a counter and in the front window. Several paintings hung on the walls.

They were still serving breakfast. After studying the menu, I decided on and ordered the Create Your Own Omelet or Scramble. I took a two-egg omelet. For $1.25 extra, I added the Pineland Farms Cheddar Cheese from New Gloucester, ME. The meal came with a choice of toast, a biscuit, or an English muffin. The toast was made with their own breads which included white, wheat, rye, herb Parmesan, cinnamon swirl, and seven grain. I took the seven grain toast. I asked to have the bread toasted lightly. For a beverage, I ordered the Endless Coffee Mug at $2.25. The total was $7.50.

The coffee was self-serve from a coffee bar at the counter. There were options for ceramic coffee mugs or paper cups. The coffee mugs were pretty much mismatched which added to the character of the place.

It was a short wait for my food – under 10 minutes. The order was accurate. The food was hot when it arrived at my table. The toast was done lightly – just as ordered. The omelet was cooked perfectly. The texture of the seven grain bread was light with a slightly crispy crust, but it wasn’t dry. Everything was delicious.

Service was very good. The place was clean.

I very much enjoyed my breakfast here and would definitely eat there again.

Eating breakfast or lunch at The Big Bean Café would be worth a detour from one’s planned itineraryto the Dover, Durham, or Exeter areas.

I rate The Big Bean Café at a perfect 5.0.

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Big Bean is undoubtedly the best breakfast place I have been to in NH. Small place but huge flavor. Great for vegans/vegetarians as well! The Homer Eggs Benedict is amazing. Homemade breads and muffins. Everything is super fresh. Long wait on the weekends but well worth it. If you're short on time, you can order out!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

There's nothing fair on the menu...just one dish that's better than another. Get there early - it's small, popular and be prepared to wait in line. It's worth the wait!

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Delicious and unique breakfast choices. The French toast is amazing as are the egg dishes , which are actually more artisan creations Huge homemade fruit or chocolate (or both) muffins, homemade breads, coffee, smoothies. Typically long waits on weekends so go early.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

Outstanding brunch in a small-ish cafe in Newmarket. We went there for brunch on a Sunday morning (9:30) and waited about 15 minutes. I'll bet the wait is longer later in the morning. Well worth it - the food is well-made with inventive combinations, using local produce where possible. Home made breads, thick cut French toast, creative versions of Eggs Benedict and breakfast burritos were all big hits. And the bacon was properly crisp! I don't know how busy it is on other days, but The Big Bean is worth going out of your way to visit.

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