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Cafe Espresso

800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4272
+1 603-334-3407
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (10 reviews)
“corned beef” (2 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4272
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on this restaurant by Googling “breakfast near me” on Friday, January 4th, while in Portsmouth unexpectedly staying at the Sheraton. While it looks very non-descript, the food was delicious and the service excellent. I had the Eggs Benedict with tomato & Avocado, and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Holly H
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Restaurant was slow at 9 a.m. On Wenesday.nut waited at least 5 minutes to be recognized and seated. Hostess was too busy making noise on the chalkboard adding a sleigh to the top of the board to downer job. Patrons on the other side were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mary W
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

First visit and will not be back. How can you mess up pancakes....they can. Two of us ordered pancakes and they were just starchy and not fully done. I told waitress to just give me a blue berry muffin as a replacement. There was hardly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CarlinNH
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Passing through town, we asked a store clerk if there was a good place to eat. He suggested Cafe Expresso. Wow! What a great suggestion! I had the El Dorado omelet and my wife had the Benedict eggs with corned beef (forget what they called...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank MindStorm00
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

The service was great and the food was awesome. My husband and I split the Lobster Avacodo Baxon eggs Benedict. The hollandaise sauce was delicious and had a great lemon flavor. Even the home fries were good. Highly recommend for a great breakfast.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank nabra2017
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Every time I’ve been there they always have great service and food. This time was no different. The service was on point, as well as, the food. This is one of my go to places when I’m not at work cooking. We both had the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank timothye53
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Food was awesome. Music was perfect. Very relaxed and the staff was fantastic. Happen upon it by accident and very glad we did.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank LightPacker776235
Reviewed May 2, 2018

On a half-day trip to Portsmouth, I decided on eating at Café Espresso. One of the big plusses here is the location in Plaza 800, a shopping plaza that is a distance from the downtown area. There is plenty of free parking in the huge...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Café Espresso is a great breakfast restaurant with great service in Portsmouth NH. The Café also serves lunch. I have had a couple of omelets with Home Fries and toast which very good. My wife likes the Eggs Benedict. I recommend this restaurant for everyone...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Wacki2654
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Nothing scenic here in a shopping center in this lovely city by the water, but there's plenty of delicious food and great service! The breakfast-all-day and lunch menu is quite extensive, with all the starters you'd expect and many varieties of sandwiches. Had a fine...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank cootmom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
6:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4272
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-3407
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