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Cafe Espresso

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800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4272
+1 603-334-3407
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4272
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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

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

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

Thank cootmom
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Great place for brunch/lunch with my sister so we could “catch up”. Nice, coffee shop/restaurant atmosphere with great food.

1  Thank drgreeley
Reviewed January 11, 2018 via mobile

Great place! Tasty food, good served, parking.. can't go wrong! Their homemade hash is to die for! Can't wait to go back!

Thank David H
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Sticky tables, crumbs on the seats and spider webs on the curtains take away from the quality of food (how clean is the kitchen?) and the quality of service (how much do they care?)

Thank Anna H
Reviewed August 6, 2017

We found this lovely diner by accident and really enjoyed it. The food was excellent, reasonable, and plentiful. We enjoyed a mid day breakfast there and found the service to be pleasant, polite and relaxed. We would go back there anytime. Very nice people.

Thank cruisingallthetime
Reviewed June 4, 2017

I have been to Cafe Espresso on multiple occasions, and have honestly never been disappointed. No matter how busy it has been or when we've gone, I have never had to wait to be seated, even when the restaurant is full, they have wait times...More

Thank westieloverrae
Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a coffee shop on trip advisor and thought we'd give it a chance. We ordered the iced mocha latte which was amazing and noticed that cafe espresso was more of a restaurant then coffee shop. The smell of hot cooked breakfast...More

Thank Jaime C
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

Great food always got great service every time visited would recommend this restaurant for breakfast or lunch.

Thank bobgibby44
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
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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