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The Stairway Cafe

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2649 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5120
+1 603-356-5200
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Meridian, Idaho
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we went here after the railroad for lunch. you do have to take some fairly steep stairs to reach the café. small small cute place. husband had tuna with chips me beef quesadilla.

Thank sduskett
Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stairway Cafe's central location, funky decor, and 2nd floor porch seating make it a popular breakfast spot in North Conway Village. The menu boasts inventive items, including "Blueberry Pigs In A Blanket" which is just what it sounds like: breakfast sausages wrapped in blueberry pancakes. Fun and tasty. Service was friendly, but slow on a busy Sunday morning. We weren't... More 

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Portland, Maine, United States
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

**In full disclosure - being that this was the day after Labor day, many of the other breakfast places were NOT open; thus leaving The Stairway Cafe being one of the few options for townies and tourists alike for a sit-down breakfast/brunch. My husband and I were in North Conway celebrating our anniversary on Labor Day into the following Tuesday.... More 

Thank KZS215
Madison, NH
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to go here and sit on the 2nd floor deck to eat and people watch. In nice weather it is the best spot in the village. The food is always excellent and they have a good variety of breakfast and lunch options.

Thank lberg13
Ottawa, Canada
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here two morning, and have eaten here before. Great spot, always unique items besides the normal breakfast items. Pigs in a blanket, yummm, coffee very good as well. If you are in NC, you need to eat here for breakfast or lunch. Good news is you can get lunch even if you are there for breakfast, makes choosing... More 

1 Thank John S
Dewey Beach, Delaware
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all- my husband and I are vacationing in the area and Stairway was recommended by a local. Because of this our expectations were high and we weren't disappointed! Excellent menu with a little bit of everything. I had a breakfast burrito chock full of veggies with incredible salsa and applesauce on the side that reminded me of my... More 

1 Thank kelynamandacassidy
United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to try the stairway café because we were on vacation in Conway last week and had breakfast in every other restaurant that served breakfast-PERIOD. After arriving we were directed out to the porch where I wanted to sit in the first place because of the view ( which mind you was obscenely obstructed with telephone poles and wiring).... More 

1 Thank TheFoodConnoisseur1
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Travelled with the wife and another couple. We got muffin, breakfast burrito, eggs, bacon, pancakes and French toast. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Wait was 30-40 on a Saturday morning. It's first come first serve so you wait on the stairs as you enter. Decor inside is interesting, bright colors and fun items. Great time!

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

The food was excellent. The hash was clearly made from scratch, just delicious. I also had the pancakes with real maple syrup which were just ok. My bf had the "full monte;" ham, bacon, egg and swiss on French toast. It came with a choice of home fries, beans or applesauce. He had the applesauce. He said it was one... More 

1 Thank lawsoncpa
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

First time visiting this unique restaurant. The second floor apartment style establishment was a different spin on the type of place you would expect in a breakfast nook. It is very small and they had difficulty keeping up with the morning breakfast crowd. Food was ok.

Thank 77bp77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $14
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2649 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5120
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Conway  >  North Conway
  • Phone Number: +1 603-356-5200
Small eclectic cafe offering local ingredients. Something for everyone!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?