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The Stairway Cafe

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2649 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5120
+1 603-356-5200
07:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 15:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little cafe. Ducked in out of the rain at the last second. We had a few to choose from but this seemed intriguing. The waitress was friendly and the cafe welcoming. Had the best burger ever and my wife enjoyed her tuna. This is a great place to stop in the middle of shopping.

Thank mrmagichat
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delightful mid day meal that was better than described. Our server Andrea was outstanding and a joy to talk to.My wife had a great Reuben (house made kraut) and I had eggs Benedict with 2 game sausages that I am still dreaming about. In season you should expect to wait on the stairs, but you will be... More 

Thank tom c
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked that this placed served breakfast as well as lunch at 10:30. We go the North Country Hiker. 2 eggs scrambled, 2 large pancakes . Bacon and potatoes that had a little kick to them. Yes, you need to walk up a flight of stairs, but don't let that discourage you from getting a great meal.

Thank Arlene M
Billerica, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the salad with apples, cheese and walnuts on curly lettuce with an apple vinaigrette--it was WONDERFUL! My husband had a chicken sandwich--real chicken breast, not cold cuts. He also had the clam chowder which he said was excellent. It is just a cute little place at the top of the stairs, but the food here is superior. My... More 

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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We have been to every breakfast place in and around North Conway and Stairway has taken the number one spot! Their game sausage alone is worth the visit. Big portions, friendly staff, home like atmosphere. Not very big so when it's busy you will have to wait. So worth it!

Thank Candace G
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Love the quaint environment. You feel like you are in someone's kitchen. Portions were good and the food was good. Home made breakfast. Service was excellent and fast!

Thank Michelle E
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Climb the stairs and wait,it's more than worth any wait. Original offerings and old favorites await the climber, tight spaces forcing you to meet your neighbors. Or save time and share a table with strangers,meet new friends and eat a great meal. Now matter when we have gone ,busy or slow, great service and even better food was the reward.... More 

Thank Matt J
Beverly, Massachusetts
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177 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It's a great place to have breakfast and has some great options. The space is colorfully decorated and the staff are friendly and helpful. It's small so you'll definitely want to get there early or expect a wait at peak times.

Thank leaton01
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168 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Had the banana walnut pancakes, they were probably the best I've ever had. Nice small area, one server who handled it all.

Thank club212rookie
Plympton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

A great little restaurant, kind of funky, like a cottage kitchen, but absolutely a treasure. Had the Stairway Salad Specialty which was very tasty and fresh. Nearby diners also seemed to be enjoying the ambiance and the food. On a bitterly cold day the hot chicken soup was perfect!

1 Thank RJRuggiero

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 14
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2649 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5120
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Conway  >  North Conway
  • Phone Number: +1 603-356-5200
Small eclectic cafe offering local ingredients. Something for everyone!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?