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Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-9555
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English first
New Hampshire
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

A good place to stop in, while you're walking around town, warm up, grab a hot drink and a pastry and if you can find a seat, do some people watching.

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NY
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177 reviews 177 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Delicious coffee and scrumptious baked goods make for the perfect "pick me up" stop while shopping in Portsmouth. In nice weather, sit outside but as the chill sets in, tables inside are perfect and the smell of freshly ground coffee is serendipity.

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Amherst, New Hampshire, United States
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318 reviews 318 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

One of those places where, if you have previously been a customer, you will be comfortable. The inside area is clumsy. Lots of great goodies upon which you can chew are displayed. I was a companion on this visit, my Wife and Daughter had coffee and a bakery treat, we grabbed a small table and pulled over chairs so that... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The place is... eh, OK. Food nothing special but not bad - you can get the same muffins for half the price at Hannaford. Benefits greatly from its location, and I like the fact that they compost. They don't brew coffee until the previous carafe runs out - which can be all day for some of the flavored ones. So... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

beats starbucks for latte in flavor, lack of bitterness. reasonably priced. good outdoor seating. enjoy your drink and watch the people in the square.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I go here almost every morning, the coffee is probably one of the best I have had. Their food (muffins, coffee cake, ect.) is about average. The employees are kind but mistakes with drinks do happen and they aren't too apologetic, at Starbucks when your drink is made wrong they give a card for a free coffee, no such luck... More

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new hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

How many times have we been here? Every time we stay in Portsmouth which is once a month. Thank goodness Portsmouth is a walking city so we can justify eating their desserts and burn off the calories. Friendly staff and outstanding place for people watching.

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Moberly, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This was our two night evening spot for wonderful pastry desert and outside seating for people watching in Market Square

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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93 reviews 93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Visited on a very warm September afternoon and after walking thru Prescott Park decided to have a Iced cappuccino here. It was very good, excellent espresso, good and strong and I ordered a decaf. The bakery products looked great, but didn't partake. The wait staff/baristas are quick and friendly. Plenty of tables inside and out.

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Emerson, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I needed good coffee and they had it! If you judge people by how they look then you will be pleasantly surprised because the tattooed covered staff are super friendly, appreciative, hard working, nice and just seem to be happy to be there. Nice way to start the day!!! Thank you!

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Additional Information about Breaking New Grounds

Address: 14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: (603) 436-9555
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Cuisine: Bakery, Ice Cream, Café

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