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Cafe Espresso


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
American, Cafe
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
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Reviewed February 17, 2019 via mobile

Excellent menu! Food was excellent and service was as well! Wish we had one where we live in Northern Maine!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Michael C
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Fabulous breakfast!!! The pomegranate or sour apple mimosa to the sweet pea or lobster avocado bacon omelette you need to try this place. The omelettes we awesome, BIG chunks of lobster!! Coffee is really good as well. Great service. Thanks.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KristaR348
Reviewed February 3, 2019

On a recent trip to Portsmouth, we were looking for breakfast away from the more crowded, hard-to-find parking, town center. We found Cafe Expresso in a shopping center on Islington Street where there was plenty of parking. Didn’t look like much from the outside, but...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PaulinePinard
Reviewed January 6, 2019

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
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