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“Not a good breakfast” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Espresso

Cafe Espresso
Ranked #6 of 13 Coffee & Tea in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Helsinki
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not a good breakfast”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2010

If you think about the name of this restaurant (Cafe espresso) you are instantly disappointed, when you enter. I was expecting cozy, warm and maybe touch of italian feeling to this restaurant, but it is just big open space with regular cafeteria tables and booths all around the place. The biggest disappointment, however, was the food. Very greasy eggs, potatoes and bacon. Pancakes were really heavy and dowy. Coffee was really weak. Our waiter war really good and attentive. A good bagel and cup of coffee beats this place anytime.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Portland, Maine
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120 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Good breakfast spot, not downtown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2010

This is a good little breakfast spot in a strip mall that's maybe a mile from downtown. Decent food, friendly service, and whatever you do, don't try to sit down on your own if the sign says to wait to be seated. You'll leave happy and full.

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Boston
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous breakfast!"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2009

Great food to start the day. Don't be turned off by the location in a small strip mall. this place is great!

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portsmouth
1 review
“best breakfast”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2009

We go to Cafe Espresso with frequency, great menu, atmosphere and service.
So many different options, I think I've eaten my way through the menu.

Also, plenty of parking, a rarity in Portsmouth. And don't worry about the lines on the weekends. It's a large place and the line moves quickly!!!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ports1
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Orange, Connecticut
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275 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2008

We tried this restaurant for breakfast on the recommendation of our hotel front desk and had a very nice experience.

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Thank HarryRCT
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