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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There nothing like homemade hash and egg's. This is small family business. You get what you pay.great place to eat and relax

1 Thank carpaltunnel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved this place! Great homey feel with all the colors, decorations and pillows. The service was nice with our coffee kept full. We both enjoyed our meals.

1 Thank 6inourfamily
Swansea, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Stairway cafe is a must go on our trips to NC. The breakfasts are the best in town. My favorite is the blueberry pigs in a blanket. There coffee is also very good along with there homemade muffins.

1 Thank Todd A
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Honestly it's not even worth the effort of walking up the stairs. Food's terrible, pancakes are dry, and they don't know how to properly distribute food. This is hands down the WORST dining experience I've had in North Conway. We went for breakfast and they couldn't even name the food they were bringing out. After I paid an extra $2... More 

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Up a flight of stairs, you find this relatively tiny little breakfast/lunch place to eat. The food is very good; the drawback is that it is crowded most of the time. If you can eat outside on the deck, you have a wonderful view of the train station and you can watch them go out if the time is right.... More 

1 Thank tektektek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Peaches is a popular breakfast place in the area, but it was packed as we drove by to Stairway Cafe. The place is small, but so good and really a neat place to visit!! I had lobster eggs Benedict and it was amazing! Apple pancakes and an omelet rounded out our family meal...one of the best breakfasts I've ever had!... More 

1 Thank Maggie G
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

When we arrived there was a short wait for this quite small restaurant. No one was taking names and no one even acknowledged the customers waiting on the stairs. When we were finally seated, the waitress took the order of the party that arrived after us before coming to our table. We ordered an omelette and pancakes, nothing that should... More 

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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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?