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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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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“popovers” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 am - 4:00 pmAll hours
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4272
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Reviewed August 19, 2015

Ate here on a busy Sunday morning but we were seated quickly and received excellent service from out attentive waitress. Nice variety and prices significantly cheaper than restaurants closer to Market Square, with plenty of free parking too. I don't think you could go wrong...More

3  Thank Kyle H
Reviewed July 10, 2015

Great burgers! Great lobster rolls! Great breakfasts! Great Belgian waffles! This place is in a strip mall, but don't let that fool you. It's absolutely delicious!

1  Thank Laurie K
Reviewed July 9, 2015

We stopped by the new location of Cafe Espresso in Dover within 2 weeks of them opening. The Portsmouth location is my favorite breakfast spot in the area, so I was very excited to learn they were opening one in my town. They are my...More

1  Thank Andrea F
Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here on way home from vacation in ME. Food and service were very good and affordable prices. I had the avocado/tomato eggs Benedict which was delicious. My wife had the Monte Cristo and loved it. Place is nicely decorated too. Good place to visit.

1  Thank JFC69
Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

They need to take out the word "espresso" from their title. Food was good, but espresso was one of the worst I have tasted.

Thank Jonathan S
Reviewed June 24, 2015 via mobile

Great place to stop for breakfast! There was a wide variety of options on the menu for all types of diets. Our food arrived quickly to the table accompanied by friendly service!

Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed June 22, 2015

Friendly service and great choices on the menu & daily special page. food is usually great. My fr4iend s and enjoy eating at theCafe Expreaa,sso.

Thank Jerry T
Reviewed May 26, 2015

Trish (Port Inn) and Carol referred us here. Grab a coffee and pastry then eat it in the square. Yum!

Thank MichelleAtwood
Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very friendly service, wide menu options, very reasonably priced and food is fresh and delicious. They often have a line but the wait is never too long and they have coffee while you wait!

1  Thank CMTPortsmouth
Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Slow spotty service Cold food Toast is served as cold buttered bread Homefries are burnt but still cold Omlettes are sad After being sat, waited about 10 minutes for waitress to even stop by table. Waitress only came by once to top of coffee, waited...More

Thank SweetDee11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
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
  • E-mail
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