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Breaking New Grounds

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14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
(603) 436-9555
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Endicott, New York
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great coffee, sells gelato to die for, the burnt sugar flavor is so good!!!! You can get any type of coffee, pastry, non gmo juice. There's something fo everyone there. Totally better than Starbucks. When I'm In town totally go there. The staff is super friendly as well. If they think they don't make something to your liking they even... More 

Thank Rmondelli
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The aroma alone with entice you to stop in for a cup and it's hard to resist the fine assortment of baked goods. The place has a great vibe and you feel welcome to sit and chat.

Thank Steve N
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee, great atmosphere, incredible baked goods. I've been here at all hours of the day and it always satisfies. 100% recommend to anyone.

Thank Melody P
Delta Junction, Alaska
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157 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere drew us in and the smells made us never want to leave! The coffee and baked goods were excellent too. The perfect place to satisfy those caffeine cravings.

Thank Tiki L
southern cal
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148 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a relatively hot day in Portsmouth NH and we decided to stop in for a cold drink. Got the iced mocha and it was delicious. So good that we may go tomorrow as well. Very clean and modern and the choices were many

Thank rocknrollal
Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

For those who enjoys stronger coffee this is probably better than most. Great location and not worried about waiting for 25 min like other places on a Sunday. Indoor and outdoor seatings.

Thank CarolynnAng5
St. Catharines, Canada
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128 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

We happened upon this wonderful place looking for coffee and ended up getting so much more. The clerks were fantastic and very helpful. The coffee was delicious and so was the huge bagel. We met new people and had delightful conversations. Our quick breky turned into a delightful hour or so. It is also dog friendly on the outdoor patio.... More 

Thank mydearheart
Portsmouth, NH
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132 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This place has been hugely successful for years and it's because they know how do things right! The location is fantastic, the coffee the best you will find in the east coast, and the customer appreciation obvious. We have loved this place for years!

Thank PortsmouthDiners
Los Angeles, California
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550 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This is a very spacious and popular place to hang out at and get high on caffeine. It's difficult getting an outside table to relax and people watch. The staff is very friendly and they have all your favorite variety of coffee drinks to choose from.

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Budapest, Hungary
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83 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Had dessert here after dinner based on a friend's recommendation. Excellent cakes, pies, and other goodies to choose from. Friendly staff, good service.

Thank Toujours_Provence

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: (603) 436-9555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?