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Caffe Kilim

163 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4251
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Ranked #88 of 188 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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English first
Portsmouth, NH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Kilim's has been in Portsmouth for several decades. It has a hang-in decor, a place where you can sit and talk for hours with friends as they appear for their beverage and locally baked products. In the morning you will see business men and women as well as teens standing in lines waiting for their turn for great fresh coffee.... More

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to visit over Memorial Day w/e and had a very disappointing experience at this coffee shop. As we were ordering we started looking around at the small photos all over the walls and to our shock; there were pornographic pictures mixed in!!! My daughter got her order and the rest of us walked out as fast as we... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We went in with our family on a whim during a visit to Portsmouth. It's a very cute and friendly cafe. Not very kid friendly but what cafés are?! I loved my tea and husband loved his coffee.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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178 restaurant reviews
817 helpful votes 817 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Caffe Kilim is a busy classic Turkish coffeehouse popular with Portsmouth’s young, hip crowd. It’s been part of the local coffeehouse scene since 1993. It’s within walking distance from the western part of the busy, congested downtown area beyond Discover Portsmouth Center. Its name---Kilim---comes from a flat woven tapestry type of Turkish, Persian, and Balkan/Eastern European carpet or rug. Kilims... More

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Tha Bo, Nong Khai, Thailand
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27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Caffe Kilim should definitely be on your list of "coffee shops to go to." If you don't have one of these lists yet - make one. Located on Islington Street closer to the downtown area, Caffe Kilim is a Turkish coffee cafe with an awesome staff and tasty coffees. The owner and his kids run the place and they do... More

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Tha Bo, Thailand
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Caffe Kilim has amazing coffee and a great (small and cozy) atmosphere. It is definitely my favorite coffee shop in town - the cool decor, incredible latte art (beautiful stuff - latte art can make anybody's day better), friendly people, and downright delicious coffee make it a wonderful place to pop in as your strolling around Portsmouth. The blueberry muffins... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Short walk from where we were staying and not exactly in the main shopping centre, this is a delightful place to have coffee in Portsmouth in the morining. The sun was shining and we sat in front of the cafe in full sun on an autumn day. Good variety of coffees and cakes. There are two rooms you can sit... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Cafe Kilim is right around the corner but we never go there because it's just okay. They have a lot of coffee options so you're likely to find something you like. Again, the coffee is par and priced similarly to Starbucks so that id annoying. The pastries are good though! Lots of muffins, bagels, breads, and so on.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Luv luv luv, the iced cappucino! The girls are great,ALWAYS smiling,great tales of travel,and take the time to personalize the foam!ive gotten hearts,suns,smiles and even a "pic" of myself!Iced vanilla chia latte is yummy,but my boyfriend goes everyday for the Kilim hot coffee.The son somehow remembers most everyones past requests.Its very impressive how everyone works so hard and well together.Great... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

this is a very nice place with cool atmosphere and very very nice owner and staff. This place is now one of our favorites.

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