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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
New location in Dover

We stopped by the new location of Cafe Espresso in Dover within 2 weeks of them opening. The Portsmouth location is my favorite breakfast spot in the area, so I was very excited to learn they were opening one in my town. They are my favorite breakfast spot because 1) the food is good and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Andrea F
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Dover, New Hampshire, United States
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great burgers! Great lobster rolls! Great breakfasts! Great Belgian waffles! This place is in a strip mall, but don't let that fool you. It's absolutely delicious!

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Dover, New Hampshire, United States
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stopped by the new location of Cafe Espresso in Dover within 2 weeks of them opening. The Portsmouth location is my favorite breakfast spot in the area, so I was very excited to learn they were opening one in my town. They are my favorite breakfast spot because 1) the food is good and consistently good, 2) the restaurant... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped here on way home from vacation in ME. Food and service were very good and affordable prices. I had the avocado/tomato eggs Benedict which was delicious. My wife had the Monte Cristo and loved it. Place is nicely decorated too. Good place to visit.

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

They need to take out the word "espresso" from their title. Food was good, but espresso was one of the worst I have tasted.

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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
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67 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?