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Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-436-9555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelato” (8 reviews)
“iced mocha” (2 reviews)
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6:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is apparently the place to be while in Portsmouth. We visited twice on our trip, once in the afternoon, having an iced coffee and hot coffee, and once at night for coffee. The place was packed both times! Parking was relatively easy to come...More

Thank uubrad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific cafe...terrific varieties of coffee great desserts. Incredible ambiance great location in the heart of Portsmouth. Great service too

Thank DogFoodGuy_57
Reviewed 1 week ago

What I like about this place is that it is centrally located in the town square and offers outdoor seating whether you partake in its offerings or not. The coffee was great and my doggie and I enjoyed the rest watching the people go by....More

Thank Philly1234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here while exploring the cute town of Portsmouth. Enjoyed a couple of tasty espressos while enjoying the beautiful weather. The staff is friendly, service was fast + it smelled delicious in the shop. Enjoyed our coffee + visit.

Thank ATXOllie
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Great little coffee shop ideal for stopping in before touring the town shops. It was very quick service and had a laid back local vibe. I had a mocha and wife had an iced coffee- no complaints either way.

Thank Tom K
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Always a great cup of coffee and dessert items. Great staff, fun people watching, great atmosphere. Always a great mix of customers inside.

Thank NorgeNH
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Just the way a coffee house should be- plenty of tables, WiFi, excellent coffees, teas, drinks, bakery items and friendly service. Next year when I am in Portsmouth I will spend quite a few hours there while my wife checks back on me from time-to-time.

Thank Balidude
Reviewed July 25, 2017

I'm a frequent visitor of Breaking New Grounds because I work from home and they allow me to work in the shop (there are a few outlets and such to plug in computers). They have a huge coffee and treat selection. You get a free...More

Thank SeacoastSally
Reviewed July 16, 2017

After a fair dinner, walked here to have dessert and coffee. Lots of choices that pleased everyone. Chocolate/Peanut Butter was everyone's favorite, over the NY Cheesecake. Sat outside and which the nightlife.

Thank Mike_OCP
Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

The small iced coffee I ordered at 4pm kept me up until the next morning which threw off the 13 hour drive I had that day. This is the most caffeinated iced coffee I've ever had, ever. You were warned!

Thank aimlessCfarer
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-9555
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