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The Works Bakery Cafe

9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-431-4434
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (20 reviews)
“panini” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
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9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the quaint small town of Portsmouth, NH, this small restaurant is perfect for a bagel breakfast. Uses locally - sourced ingredients. Bagels were chewy with a slightly crispy outer layer - perfect! Really wish they had pumpernickel, but they had the usual varieties,...More

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I had a Thai Chicken Wrap that was very satisfying. My daughter had a panini which was more than she could eat. The quality was very good. Like many fast food places, we had to wipe off our table, so the service could have been...More

Thank Retired662013
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We love making people in Portsmouth happy. :) Come back soon to try the smoothies! Becky for The Works

Reviewed 8 April 2017

The bagel was fresh, the eggs fluffy and the bacon was crispy! Perfect breakfast. The cinnamon bun was absolutely delicious!

Thank Kathleen M
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Woo-hoo! Perfection is hard to achieve and we're THRILLED when it happens! We make our bagels the old-fashioned way—5 pure ingredients mixed, proofed, boiled and baked! We can't wait to serve you again, Becky and The Works

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Go here to recover from too much fun the night before and load up on carbs and some fats. Coffee good and food is excellent. Homemade and good helpings. Reasonably priced.

Thank b w
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We will take care of our customers whatever their state of being. :) We can't wait to serve you again, Becky for The Works

Reviewed 23 February 2017

Excellent breads and breakfast sandwiches served all day. Plus really yummy smoothies. I had the Thai chicken wrap which was also good.

Thank GwenM100
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you so SO much. This review made our day! The Thai chicken wrap is a top customer favorite, and we're so glad you liked it too. We can't wait to serve you again, Becky K for The Works

Reviewed 22 February 2017

I go to lunch here quite often and love the variety of the food offerings. It is high quality food with nice seating and always prepared quickly. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a place to eat in downtown Portsmouth.

Thank JB6569
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you so much! We put a lot of love and care into our menu and all the ingredients and preparation. When you eat well, you feel good, and that's how we want everyone to feel! See you soon, Becky K for The Works

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Bagel sandwiches and coffee are good. Quick affordable breakfast place. Better than popovers and cheaper too.More

Thank SweetDee11
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Wow! Thank you so much for your review. We work really hard and with a lot of love to make great bagels and coffee from pure, ethically produced and sourced ingredients. We're glad the values come through in the taste! See you soon, Becky K...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016

The only really good thing about this establishment is the homemade in-house bagels... the sandwiches are ok, but I don't like microwaved eggs and pre-cooked ready to heat ingredients.... The coffee is not good, but better than Kilims. It's a cafeteria style setup and they're...More

Thank Scamp-San
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2016

Thanks so much for your review and feedback. We do put the best ingredients and time-tested baking process into those bagels!

Reviewed 7 December 2016

We always make a point of having lunch here when in Portsmouth. The soups have always been excellent, the bread freshly baked. The soup/sandwich special is fresh, and ample for lunch.

Thank Suz116
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2016

Thank you so much for your review!! We're thrilled that the soups and breads are satisfying--we work hard on preparing everything fresh, with the best and simplest ingredients, for that delicious taste. We can't wait to serve you again! Thanks, Becky K for The Works

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We entered from the street. Central location but busy . The line was gone in ten minutes. We had great dream sunflower bagels and tofu spread on them. Coffee was hot and good. Small tables and seating area. Cheap and cozy.More

Thank b w
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Hello--Thank you so much for your review!! We're thrilled that you experienced good, swift services and yummy food. Our bagels are made with a lot of care (only 5, top-quality ingredients, overnight proofing, and old-fashioned boiling —no steaming!). We look forward to serving you again!...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 9
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 17:00
Monday
06:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 17:00
Thursday
06:00 - 17:00
Friday
06:00 - 17:00
Saturday
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-4434
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Description
The Works to you: humanely-raised, naturally-cured meats and poultry with no antibiotics or added hormones. Local eggs from cage-free chickens. Hormone- and antibiotic-free milk and cream cheese from Vermont family farms. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches and paninis on artisan bread, wraps or traditional boiled-and-baked bagels made with unbleached, unbromated flour. Fresh salads. Hearty, from scratch soups. Fresh-fruit smoothies. Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee. Thoughtfully sourced, local when possible.
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