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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