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Cafe Espresso

800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-334-3407
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Ranked #71 of 187 restaurants in Portsmouth
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 2, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Fennville, Michigan, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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East Falmouth, MA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

The wait staff were very friendly and the restaurant was clean but we were accosted by flies the entire meal. The Eggs Benedict was delicious but the potatoes were cold and my son's bagel was more like stale bread than a bagel. The iced coffee was weak and unsatisfying. Not a great experience, wouldn't recommend it.

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boston
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

Driving to Maine we made a stop for lunch. Did not want a fast food or somewhere to waste time waiting for our order. This place is an almost miss across hannaford, lost in between other small shops. We ordered poached eggs with guacamole and the best roasted potatoes, turkey sandwich with perfect grilled bread and a fish sandwich so... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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140 reviews 140 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

Tucked away in an unassuming shopping plaza, this place dished out some great breakfast. It's everything you'd want out of a breakfast spot. Quick service, big menu with all the typical options plus a few house specialties (breakfast bowls were delicious) and cheap! It was very good, worth the stop if you're in town

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