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“Saturday Hotspot”

Breaking New Grounds
Ranked #1 of 10 Coffee & Tea in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
Restaurant details
Madbury, New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Saturday Hotspot”
Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to grab a cold drink and sit on the sidewalk listening to street performers and enjoying the people-watching.

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English first
Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place to start the day!”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Food was great! Prices were great! My wife and I were very happy we decided to stop in. The service was quick and the folks were very pleasant!

Visited August 2014
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Hudson,NH
Level 6 Contributor
258 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Best Hot Chocolate Ever!!!!!”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

What a treat. Love Portsmouth! We went for a ride today to Portsmouth, NH. What a great old sea town. We went to Prescott Park, and stopped at Breaking New Grounds for Hot Chocolate.
Never a disappointment. Of course we got a large, which was served in a soup coffee cup. Yum, yum, yummy.
There is always a crowd there. The desserts, which include but limited to, cakes, muffins, just about every mouth watering goodie you can think of.
The coffee is also very, very good.
If you are in the town of Portsmouth try Breaking New Grounds. You won't be disappointed.

  • Visited August 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful!”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Perfect location for people watching, amazing coffees, baked goods to die for, private and clean bathroom, what's not to love? And ice cream!

Visited June 2014
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“One visit and I was hooked”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Rather than tread the same old (ahem) ground and visit another Starbucks in another town I thought I'd give this coffee shop a try.
I was drawn by the number of people at the tables on the pavement area and the line inside. The selection of coffee was on par with the normal coffee chains with a selection of cakes that left me deliberating for a good five minutes.
In a change to my normal coffee shop order I plumped for the iced vanilla black. The drink was very refreshing.
The atmosphere in the coffee shop was buzzing with a mix of families, wi-fi users, older tourists and students.
Great service (smiles and what seemed like genuine interest in your day), plenty of tables and good coffee. Recommended!

Visited June 2014
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