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Cafe Espresso

800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-334-3407
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English first
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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119 reviews 119 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

There always seems to be a wait here on the Weekends, but it moves quickly because the service is very good and the kitchen must be well organized. We mostly come for breakfast or brunch. It is only open till 4. Food is good, the omelets are a little on the thin side but they have many options to choose... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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753 reviews 753 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
321 helpful votes 321 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Coffee is a passion here and whether American or Cubano I'm sure you'll be happy. I had the Eggs Benedict with home fries and didn't need lunch!

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It is not really a cafe it is more like a diner. They have a large menu even lobster and many daily specials. The food is average but desserts are more like backery style flourless chocolate cake 4 layer chocolate cake with butter cream frosting.Food is fine service was good decor ? not sure what it is. But they have... More 

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Fennville, Michigan, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Stopped for both breakfast and lunch on different days. Staff was very friendly and even remembered us from a few days before.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

First time here. Went on a Tuesday around 9:30 am. We were seated right away. Good size breakfast menu. Daily specials too. Food was good and hot. Staff are friendly. Plan on returning.

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Bethel, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Smaller hole in the wall location in a shopping mall but it was suggested to me so I thought I would try it. Turns out it was very good. Never would have discovered on my own but Best Western desk staff told me about it.

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gjwoodsjr
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Food was good, but the servicee was slow. My wife's food was cold but did'nt see our waitress until after we finished our food. Might have only been ours as every other table seemed to have someone always checking on them... Portions were pretty big and tasty.

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seacoast
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Went to this cafe, believe it or not, in a small Plaza outside of downtown! In a city full of restaurants, this Cafe is a true gem! They excel at breakfast. I had a Blarney Stone bene, poached eggs on top of Homemade hash, toasted English and Chipotle Hollandaise. It was as good as I've ever had. My wife had... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Slow but friendly service and weak coffee. So far unable to find any decent coffee in an area restaurant.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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140 reviews 140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Went with a party of adults and kids and Kendra was on the ball. portions were huge and the price was right, loved the eggs, waffles, and cream. Irish coffee was tasty as were the fresh-squeezed juices.

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Additional Information about Cafe Espresso

Address: 800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-334-3407
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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