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Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-436-9555
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (11 reviews)
“iced mocha” (2 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for breakfast as we didn't want anything to heavy. Nice selection of coffee, teas, muffins, sweet or savory pastries. Appeared to be very popular.

Thank kaassouffle
Reviewed 1 week ago

After strolling and browsing the many shops of downtown Portsmouth, NH hubby , daughter & I needed an afternoon pick me up. Portsmouth seems to be café nirvana. Their are lots of coffee shops to pick from and each one has its own ambiance. From...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our FAVOURITE spot to go, after a fabulous dinner, for their wonderful variety of teas, coffee, sweets. Outside patio now closed but lots of space to sit inside and definitely warmer this time of year. This is one spot we always stop at when in...More

Thank Heather D
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A nice, comfortable downtown coffee shop with friendly service and tasty hot chocolate. A good place to just sit and hang out for a while.

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here late in the evening for coffee and dessert, and were delighted. The variety of desserts was impressive and the ones we selected were delicious. The coffee was excellent. Servers were friendly and we lingered for a long time in the relaxed atmosphere.

Thank dailywalk
Reviewed 19 September 2017

This is apparently the place to be while in Portsmouth. We visited twice on our trip, once in the afternoon, having an iced coffee and hot coffee, and once at night for coffee. The place was packed both times! Parking was relatively easy to come...More

Thank uubrad
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Terrific cafe...terrific varieties of coffee great desserts. Incredible ambiance great location in the heart of Portsmouth. Great service too

Thank DogFoodGuy_57
Reviewed 9 September 2017

What I like about this place is that it is centrally located in the town square and offers outdoor seating whether you partake in its offerings or not. The coffee was great and my doggie and I enjoyed the rest watching the people go by....More

Thank Philly1234
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here while exploring the cute town of Portsmouth. Enjoyed a couple of tasty espressos while enjoying the beautiful weather. The staff is friendly, service was fast + it smelled delicious in the shop. Enjoyed our coffee + visit.

Thank ATXOllie
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great little coffee shop ideal for stopping in before touring the town shops. It was very quick service and had a laid back local vibe. I had a mocha and wife had an iced coffee- no complaints either way.

Thank Tom K
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-9555
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