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800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-334-3407
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6:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Incredible breakfast

Great place to stop for breakfast! There was a wide variety of options on the menu for all types of diets. Our food arrived quickly to the table accompanied by friendly service!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Lindsay B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great place to stop for breakfast! There was a wide variety of options on the menu for all types of diets. Our food arrived quickly to the table accompanied by friendly service!

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Kittery, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Friendly service and great choices on the menu & daily special page. food is usually great. My fr4iend s and enjoy eating at theCafe Expreaa,sso.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Trish (Port Inn) and Carol referred us here. Grab a coffee and pastry then eat it in the square. Yum!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very friendly service, wide menu options, very reasonably priced and food is fresh and delicious. They often have a line but the wait is never too long and they have coffee while you wait!

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NH
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Slow spotty service Cold food Toast is served as cold buttered bread Homefries are burnt but still cold Omlettes are sad After being sat, waited about 10 minutes for waitress to even stop by table. Waitress only came by once to top of coffee, waited over 10 minutes to get bill once finished and another 7 for waitress to come... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Took the family for breakfast while we were in town for a basketball tournament. Some of the best Belgian waffles I've ever had. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and the atmosphere was very nice as well.

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Portsmouth NH
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The food is good The staff is friendly. You can easily get in and out in an hour.. What I dislike is that I can't afford to eat lunch daily there.!!!

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Boston MA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

A big choice of eggs benedict--classic, spinach, crab cakes--and corned beef hash that they make with lots of corned beef. Big serving, nice service, simple decor--more peaceful than many places that serve similar breakfast-brunch-lunch menus.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a great experience for our first time trying this place out. I called early in the morning to make a reservation, since I had heard that they get busy after about 10am on Saturdays. We arrived at noon, and were seated in the back room. We had six kids in our party, ranging in age from (almost) 2... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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85 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-334-3407

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?