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163 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4251
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Portsmouth, NH, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I've loved this place for many years, going back to its old location on Daniel Street. Friendly staff, relaxed environment, wonderful coffee. There's always interesting music playing, and tasty snacks and Turkish food products are available for purchase.

Thank Jeremy D
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Had excellent Turkish coffees while enjoying the comfy chairs & Turkish decor. Friendly staff, nice prices; great looking pastries!!

Thank jovi1947
Berkley, Massachusetts, United States
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Walked in and was instantly impressed with atmosphere. That's when I knew I could ask the barista for advise for the perfect coffee. After a large draw on my drink and chat with the owner, I knew I have to review this shop. ShopLocal ShopOften!!

Thank Susan E
New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We love Caffe Kilim! I'll drive the 30 minutes it takes me to get there to have a latte! The coffee is delicious and the staff is always friendly. A true neighborhood coffee shop with people sitting inside or out chatting. Fun décor to entertain you if you have to wait.

Thank lunamadre2
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Unique and comfortable Turkish coffee shop. Not only is the coffee delicious but the staff is always friendly! I love this place and will go back over and over again!

Thank Leah M
Portsmouth NH
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Kilim is a real deal local coffee place in Portsmouth. I love the vibe and Yalcin and his Turkish friends and family. You can find some authentic Turkish items here as well as fantastic coffee.

Thank Suzan H
Rye, New Hampshire
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632 reviews
438 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Their coffee is excellent, and they have really good coffee frappes in warm weather. They have a tiny but good selection of homemade muffins and such. I like the comfortable couches and chairs and the newspapers they provide. It's a bohemian type of place, and an eclectic clientele.

Thank NHjo
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

This spot is a hit with three generations of my family. Delicious muffins and other treats. Walking distance to downtown Portsmouth. You won't be disappointed!

Thank mfconnell
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Baristas are friendly and artistic! Best cup of coffee ever, makes you want more. The iced coffee is also very good and not at all bitter. Prices are reasonable for really good coffee. The shop is very eclectic and you know you've gone local- no chain here!

Thank Linda-Lucky13
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213 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Espresso was not like in Italy. Taste was overpowering like it was really a Turkish coffee. May be the coffee roast. Place has rugs on walls just like in Turkey.

Thank aloha2055

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Open Hours
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
6:30 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4251
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 603-436-7330

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?