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“BEST HOT CHOCOLATE”

Breaking New Grounds
Ranked #1 of 10 Coffee & Tea in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

When travelling through Portsmouth, I make it a point to come to this coffee shop as many times as I can. They have, by far, the best hot chocolate I have ever had. The place doesn’t really need my endorsement, as it is always crowded – everybody loves it! Be sure to go here if you find yourself in Portsmouth!

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

If you enjoy coffee or espresso drinks, this is your place to go in downtown Portsmouth. Conveniently located in Market Square, you can walk here from any of the great restaurants for an after dinner latte, early morning pick-me-up, or any time coffee. You will find they use quality products and offer lots of in and outdoor seating to chat and take in the Portsmouth scene.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

It's our favorite little cafe in Portsmouth. Right in the center of downtown, we alway stop here to warm up or grab a coffee when we’re in Portsmith. Great coffee and great vibe.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Most expensive coffee in town? Isn't this the local spot? Feels like a mall food-court... believe it or not you can get cheaper coffee at Starbucks. Great selection but almost 5 bucks for a latte? Doesn't really fit the bill for what you'd expect from a local coffee shop. Vonsolln and Kilim are better choices with not less optimal locations than breaking new grounds. In store roaster is nice touch and employees are fairly friendly... other than that it's just overpriced beans.

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Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in here during a road trip up to Maine. I like the cute coffee shop vibe. The coffee is super strong. I got the light house blend and had to put in a lot of cream. I also got a pecan cinnamon roll which was very good.

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