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Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-436-9555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (8 reviews)
“pastry” (9 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I'm a frequent visitor of Breaking New Grounds because I work from home and they allow me to work in the shop (there are a few outlets and such to plug in computers). They have a huge coffee and treat selection. You get a free...More

Thank SeacoastSmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a fair dinner, walked here to have dessert and coffee. Lots of choices that pleased everyone. Chocolate/Peanut Butter was everyone's favorite, over the NY Cheesecake. Sat outside and which the nightlife.

Thank Mike_OCP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The small iced coffee I ordered at 4pm kept me up until the next morning which threw off the 13 hour drive I had that day. This is the most caffeinated iced coffee I've ever had, ever. You were warned!

Thank aimlessCfarer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After drinking the bitter brew passed as coffee at our hotel, Breaking New Grounds was paradise found. The coffee is simply the best in Portsmouth. Service is quick and accurate. Place your order and within seconds a delicious cup of coffee is waiting at the...More

Thank BenzgalS550
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here twice for the Raz Lemonade made fresh right on the spot. We enjoyed sitting out front and watching the happenings. Great location to hang out

Thank NancyandJim1985
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Good coffee. Big pastries. Great relaxing start to the day. Nice shaded patio across from the church and main square.

Thank TravelingGuido7
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Nice coffee shop. Coffee was just OK. We had the biscotti as well and it was fine. Lemon cake was so-so. Staff was nice and service was good. Crowded and chairs were not comfortable.

Thank JimW551
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Lots of coffee choices. Busy place. A little slow but a good place to people watch while waiting. Erin was friendly

Thank maxrebos
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Bitter experience all around. Employees tried to be friendly and helpful but they didn't listen. Iced coffee was weak and tasteless; iced chai lattes left bizarre aftertaste. Lines for restrooms were really long and populated with rude customers.

Thank LiGoodBins
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Breaking new grounds is a local/tourist place that does coffee and sweet treats well. While it may not win awards for the utmost in coffee snobbery it does a good cup of coffee, latte, espresso, etc, well. They do get busy but move the line...More

Thank sprinkles69
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-9555
  • E-mail
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