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The Works Bakery Cafe

9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
+1 603-431-4434
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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06:00 - 17:00 Hours
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
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Reviewed 4 October 2018

We just stumbled across the cafe walking along the high street, we ordered a BLT and a couple of drinks, it was the best BLT we have ever had. We enjoyed the food so much we went back the next day and had breakfast and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I had the Mac & Cheese with chicken, broccoli and pesto and was not disappointed. Lots of creative choices. Well worth a visit! You order at a counter and they bring out your order. A bit slow on taking orders, but the food came in...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Vermont Cobb salad, Dagwood sandwich on sourdough (we had a double dag, with double the meat), coffee and water for $23. All were delicious. We would eat here again.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hick_from_CT
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Good lunch place in Portsmouth if you are in a hurry. We were there in the afternoon and it was messy --- trash overflow, dirty tables and sticky door, plus the bathroom needed attention and no hand towels. Nice young people working there, but it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank georgianna w o
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We stopped in and were very pleased with our Vermont mac & cheese, and Thai chicken salad. Both were carefully made and flavorful. The salad has nice touches like edamame and sprouts and a very nice chili-style Thai dressing. Glad we went.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Amy W
Reviewed 15 July 2018

I have done take out numerous times over the last few months. On average, I prefer their breakfast to their lunch (probably I just prefer breakfast to lunch in general). For breakfast, any of their eggs sandwiches on Artisan break (either whole grain or sour...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Danno2007
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped while driving through town for a quick breakfast and we are sure glad we happened on The Works Bakery Cafe. I had the Super Cinnamon Bagel toasted with plain cream cheese. And it was the BEST cream cheese I have tasted in my...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank carrieg412
Reviewed 13 May 2018

Had a delicious rosemary olive oil bagel with bacon scallion cream cheese and the cold brew coffee. It was very good. My sister got an egg sandwich on a bagel and enjoyed it. A great quick stop for breakfast.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank travelinbluesgal
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Went here this morning to try a new breakfast place while staying in town. I ordered a Bagel sandwich- egg cheese and sausage (my normal at a coffee shop if it’s available). This bagel sandwich was so greasy I didn’t even bother to eat it....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Previewer1
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Had breakfast and lunch a few times and was impressed. The bagels were great and the sandwiches and paninis were delicious. Definitely stop in for quick, delicious sandwiches and bagels.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank DuaICitizen
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27 October 2018|
Response from Danno2007 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure Their Brattleboro VT restaurant has gluten-free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4004
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-4434
  • E-mail
The Works to you: humanely-raised, naturally-cured meats and poultry with no antibiotics or added hormones. Local eggs from cage-free chickens. Hormone- and antibiotic-free milk and cream cheese from Vermont family farms. Breakfast and lunch sandwiches and paninis on artisan bread, wraps or traditional boiled-and-baked bagels made with unbleached, unbromated flour. Fresh salads. Hearty, from scratch soups. Fresh-fruit smoothies. Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee. Thoughtfully sourced, local when possible.
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