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Breaking New Grounds


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


Brunch, Breakfast
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi

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Reviewed January 17, 2019

This place was right in the middle of EVERYTHING that happens in Portsmouth. Were there several times and always enjoyed the great coffee (if a tad expensive). Stretched out into the large sidewalk and pedestrian area around it, it was the place to be and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank jack M
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Used to be "THE" place to hang out in Market Square, but it just closed forever. Oh well. Everything was good while it lasted. Too bad it didn't last forever.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank T1063YYdavidk
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Coffee great but a tad expensive on the dessert choice !!! $34 for four coffees and 2 desserts. I didn't receive a receipt so based on the fact that coffees are around $3.50 ($14) that leaves $20 for two desserts.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stephenmW988SE
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

Located right in the middle of downtown it’s the perfect start to begin walking around the area. Not to mention the coffee was great with one of kind coffees, lattes, expresso’s etc. Staff was nice and answered any question you have. Make it a must...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bradowen27
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Located on Market Square Breaking New Grounds offers a selection of good coffees and teas, pastries and munchies, and outside seating for enjoying the city on a sunny day. They also offer ample inside seating for those cold or rainy days! The atmosphere is warm,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bergbahnn
Reviewed September 26, 2018

I stopped in Breaking New Grounds for a morning Cappuccino and it was very good. This is a great location on Market Square.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Judi W
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

We really liked this place for it’s location, hours opened and that tea is also on the menu. Busy but the line kept moving. Try sitting outside and enjoy the street view that we found included several canines with their owners.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Location Location Location. Breaking New Grounds has the prime spot in downtown Portsmouth and it is the happening place. We got a variety of different frappes on a hot afternoon and we were in our glory. A great place to take a break from this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Avalonavalon
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This place had me as soon as I smelled the coffee beans being roasted. It's a great place to sit outside and enjoy a fresh brew and pastry and watch the world go by!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BoilerDaveNH
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

I liked the fact the flavored coffee was flavored in coffee beans and not a syrup. I had a iced coconut coffee it was good. If you like your sweet just add sugar.

Date of visit: August 2018
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