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All 189 Portsmouth Restaurants

Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-9555
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Portland, Michigan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

A coffee shop that smells like a coffee shop. Lovely selection of desserts and a great variety of teas and coffees. New location from when I lived there 12 years ago but the new space is well deserved and it was busy and well used. Friendly staff and chatty which was well received by a native/returning tourist!

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Bulverde, Texas
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417 reviews 417 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
816 helpful votes 816 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Great place, we were drawn to this place by the smoke billowing from the chimney and the smell of coffee beans roasting, and guess what! Just inside the door is a large coffee bean roaster and pounds of beans were being roasted. Great little place, lacks a bit of charm once you have gone past the coffee bean roaster, but... More

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New York City, New York
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239 reviews 239 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We have been here before and had to stop by again since we were in town. The coffee is still as good as I remember and the better part is the sweets. The flax-seed bars, the macaroons and the cookies are the best.

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usa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice little shop right on Market Square. Friendly staff. Tea and Coffee. Outstanding pastries. Sit at the tables on the busy square and watch the world go by or enjoy the architecture around you or loads of indoor seating on those hot/humid days when you'd prefer the AC! Prices very reasonable - chocolate cheesecake will bring us back for more.

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wolfeboro
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After a nice dinner in Portsmouth we always seem to end up here for a great latte', best in the city. They certainly know their craft.

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Carmel, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Casual ambience, fun people, good coffee! Take your coffee outside and sit on the sidewalk to people watch, chat or take in the historic architecture.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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1,235 reviews 1,235 reviews
834 restaurant reviews
423 helpful votes 423 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were walking the downtown area after dinner at Jumpin Jays and wanted to grab a coffee and snack. They are very accommodating and friendly. The gelato is not and should be avoided. The cakes were great and the coffee was very good. Low acidic and smooth.

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Nice place to grab a cold drink and sit on the sidewalk listening to street performers and enjoying the people-watching.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Food was great! Prices were great! My wife and I were very happy we decided to stop in. The service was quick and the folks were very pleasant!

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Hudson,NH
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168 reviews 168 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

What a treat. Love Portsmouth! We went for a ride today to Portsmouth, NH. What a great old sea town. We went to Prescott Park, and stopped at Breaking New Grounds for Hot Chocolate. Never a disappointment. Of course we got a large, which was served in a soup coffee cup. Yum, yum, yummy. There is always a crowd there.... More

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