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Cafe Espresso

800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-334-3407
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Ranked #79 of 187 Restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 1, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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648 reviews 648 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
272 helpful votes 272 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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