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Ceres Bakery


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner


Cafe, American
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a locals place. Don't expect flare. Expect awesome artisan soups and sandwiches always with vegetarian/vegan options. Owner Penny is always there and shows her respect for the local community.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank dschulte1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This marvelous old school bakery always hits the spot for a healthy lunch or sandwich, great cookies and baked treats, cakes and bread. Everything is made on the spot and it is one of Portsmouth's most venerable institutions.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank LimeyLady
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I go to Ceres Bakery at least a few times a month. It's popular with locals as well as visitors, and it has a very 'cool vibe'. They have a couple of interesting entree selections each day, as well as 2-3 different soups and salads....More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank NHjo
Reviewed December 14, 2018

Not at all trendy and loving it. Very local and sometimes that can be a good thing. Normally I make my coffee at home but pass this place a few times a week and always wanted to give it a try. Only had the coffee,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gladfly
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Prepare to eat more than planned...The Hermits are fabulous and then cookies and pastries and cakes, but wait....Those daily lunch offerings are yummy. The chicken dishes over rice are lovely. Very cute & local favorite tucked in to a corner street near the Post Office...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JanCee10021
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We get their regular bread weekly, best pastries in Portsmouth, we have been customers for many years and I hope they stay around for a long while. Great atmosphere and nice people always working there. It gives you the real feel of Portsmouth and what...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank momma c
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Food clearly made with care - baked good and bread assortment made it hard to choose what to try. After eating, I'll admit I got extra goodies to go for later. We went for a delicious breakfast and then a few hours later were talking...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank cmontie
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

We recently visited Ceres Bakery and happily had a slice of their very delicious Cardamon coffee cake. The yummy freshness of their baked goods almost suceeded in offsetting the stale decor. It's possible to do warm and funky but in an updated version. This is...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed November 16, 2017

Ceres bakery is my comfort food. Everything there is fresh as can be and so tasty. It gets a big local lunch crowd, but the line is worth waiting in! On any given day there will be lunch specials of soups or stews, always accompanied...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Gaiatribe
Reviewed November 3, 2017 via mobile

We had been walking round Portsmouth all day and wanted somewhere for a drink and small snack. This place was recommended to us by a helpful passerby. Shame the people inside weren’t as helpful. There was plenty of choice and all looked good. My cider...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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