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The Stairway Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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2649 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5120
+1 603-356-5200
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the place is small, even more so if the outside area is closed due to the weather, but the food is excellent, cooked fresh served hot, its a great place to start the day

Thank mart888
South Plainfield
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had breakfast on the porch. Can look over park across the road and the North Conway railroad station. Food is very good and friendly service. My wife had cinnamon muffin and pumpkin pancakes. I had ham steak and eggs.

Thank John K
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing French toast and Oscar benedict with a light hollandaise sauce. This is our second visit to this unique establishment and we have been satisfied each time. You can't wait to come back!

Thank Nicholas M
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a breakfast with friends as one of our stop whilst touring New England. Sat outside with a wonderful view of the train station. Good breakfast selection, with coffee refill. Reasonable price, ver attentive staff.

Thank angie9932
Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry for the late review but I was back in the area Columbus Day weekend and it reminded me that I did not write a review for The Stairway Cafe. The food was very tasty. Many different and eclectic choices. Though it may be a little pricey the food is fresh and cooked to perfection so to me it is... More 

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Winthrop, Maine
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A couple of years ago I had one of the best breakfasts ever there and was excited to go back. Today was a sad dissapointment. My omelet was dry and tasteless. My pancakes were bland. Bananna and walnut. Yes those 2 items were in there but past that the pancake batter was so dismal! Homefries were bland as well. I... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I would have visited over 20 cafes whilst touring Vermont and New Hampshire, and we were happy with all of them except The Stairway. We asked for the muffins displayed on the menu board to go with our tea and coffee, but were told rather abruptly, that there weren't any, so we asked for a bagel each,... More 

Thank Raymond4341
O'Fallon, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful breakfast! It is a really charming small cafe on the second floor of the building...up the stairway! Service, quality of food, and atmosphere were tops!

Thank Eric K
Littleton, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't want a typical breakfast, rather I looked for some healthy variety and got it here! They offer savory alternative sausage such as elk, wild boar, venison and buffalo (i had the buffalo, excellent). Their home made apple sauce was wonderful as well. I WILL go back again! Highly recommended!!

Thank Erin D
England's green and pleasant land
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the places offering breakfast and lunch on the village this is the best in my opinion. A small, but imaginative menu packed with clever flavour combinations. The wait for tables is worth it, I loved my pumpkin apple walnut pancakes and the coffee was just how I like it, strong. Charming decor, good service too. A winner!

Thank Horsenhounds

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $14
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?