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Caffe Kilim

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163 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4251
603-436-7330
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6:30 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful Coffee, Super Friendly Folks, Baked Goods Yum!

I love finding great coffee spots and Kilim is way up there on my favorite coffee places anywhere! Super cozy interior, sweet barista and a gracious owner greeted us and it just got better from there. My iced latte was very well done and my daughter's chai was the "best she ever had". Maple scone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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West Hartford CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I love finding great coffee spots and Kilim is way up there on my favorite coffee places anywhere! Super cozy interior, sweet barista and a gracious owner greeted us and it just got better from there. My iced latte was very well done and my daughter's chai was the "best she ever had". Maple scone, two thumbs up, muffin delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Caffe Kilim creates the best caffe mocha I have ever tasted, plus it's far more inexpensive than alternatives in Portsmouth. Each drink is made with such care, to perfection. My favorite caffe in the northeast by a notable margin.

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New Castle, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I have been going here for years since they first opened. Great place. Yeltsin runs the place great Turkish feel here.

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Marathon, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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
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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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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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Additional Information about Caffe Kilim

Address: 163 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4251
Phone Number: 603-436-7330
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 163 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4251
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-436-7330

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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