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163 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4251
603-436-7330
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7:00 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

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best independent coffee shop ever!

Baristas are friendly and artistic! Best cup of coffee ever, makes you want more. The iced coffee is also very good and not at all bitter. Prices are reasonable for really good coffee. The shop is very eclectic and you know you've gone local- no chain here!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Baristas are friendly and artistic! Best cup of coffee ever, makes you want more. The iced coffee is also very good and not at all bitter. Prices are reasonable for really good coffee. The shop is very eclectic and you know you've gone local- no chain here!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Espresso was not like in Italy. Taste was overpowering like it was really a Turkish coffee. May be the coffee roast. Place has rugs on walls just like in Turkey.

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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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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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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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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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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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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: Cafe

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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: Cafe
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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