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Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
+1 603-436-9555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“biscotti” (5 reviews)
“pastry” (10 reviews)
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6:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
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Reviewed May 12, 2018

My husband and I were searching for a breakfast place and a local recommended that we try here. They had a lot of pastries and coffees to try. We both took a spinach and feta croissant. He ordered coffee and I ordered chia tea. The...More

Thank jmj1128
Reviewed April 11, 2018

I am very fond of finding local coffee shops when i travel and, as a coffee roaster myself, am very picky. This has to be my favorite shop in the country so far in all my travels. the coffee is amazing offering a wide range...More

1  Thank wrhoades4321
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This was a pleasant find. Was able to get loose leave tea to go and a great latte. The snacks and treat offerings are well ranged and yummy.

Thank LadyDRK1
Reviewed February 24, 2018

Staff were a little cold, but a good drink was made. There was construction going on and the was a bit unpleasant, but I would definitely go back.

Thank beecue
Reviewed February 3, 2018

We stopped by to get out of the cold and wound up sitting and visiting for two hours. We enjoyed regular and specialty coffees along with a variety of the tasty pastries - delicious. Great place to get out of the cold and relax

Thank GMAgamen
Reviewed January 14, 2018

Ok, so I have been going to Breaking New Grounds since I was little, and I always love the food and drinks there. There's a range of items from pastries and cakes, to muffins and scones, to coffees and teas and hot chocolate. I always...More

Thank saestes
Reviewed December 23, 2017

Breaking New Grounds is always on my itinerary when visiting Market Square. Staff is great, coffee selections very good and sweets delightful. My favorite combination is a large cappuccino with chocolate tipped biscotti - heaven! Outdoor seating in good weather is fantastic - the historic...More

Thank loujack48
Reviewed December 4, 2017

We came here for breakfast as we didn't want anything to heavy. Nice selection of coffee, teas, muffins, sweet or savory pastries. Appeared to be very popular.

Thank kaassouffle
Reviewed December 4, 2017

After strolling and browsing the many shops of downtown Portsmouth, NH hubby , daughter & I needed an afternoon pick me up. Portsmouth seems to be café nirvana. Their are lots of coffee shops to pick from and each one has its own ambiance. From...More

Thank lighthouselady63
Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Our FAVOURITE spot to go, after a fabulous dinner, for their wonderful variety of teas, coffee, sweets. Outside patio now closed but lots of space to sit inside and definitely warmer this time of year. This is one spot we always stop at when in...More

Thank Heather D
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-9555
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