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Cafe Espresso

800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4272
+1 603-334-3407
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“homemade hash” (3 reviews)
“wait staff” (2 reviews)
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800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4272
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nothing scenic here in a shopping center in this lovely city by the water, but there's plenty of delicious food and great service! The breakfast-all-day and lunch menu is quite extensive, with all the starters you'd expect and many varieties of sandwiches. Had a fine...More

Thank cootmom
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Great place for brunch/lunch with my sister so we could “catch up”. Nice, coffee shop/restaurant atmosphere with great food.

1  Thank drgreeley
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Great place! Tasty food, good served, parking.. can't go wrong! Their homemade hash is to die for! Can't wait to go back!

Thank David H
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Sticky tables, crumbs on the seats and spider webs on the curtains take away from the quality of food (how clean is the kitchen?) and the quality of service (how much do they care?)

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We found this lovely diner by accident and really enjoyed it. The food was excellent, reasonable, and plentiful. We enjoyed a mid day breakfast there and found the service to be pleasant, polite and relaxed. We would go back there anytime. Very nice people.

Thank cruisingallthetime
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I have been to Cafe Espresso on multiple occasions, and have honestly never been disappointed. No matter how busy it has been or when we've gone, I have never had to wait to be seated, even when the restaurant is full, they have wait times...More

Thank westieloverrae
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a coffee shop on trip advisor and thought we'd give it a chance. We ordered the iced mocha latte which was amazing and noticed that cafe espresso was more of a restaurant then coffee shop. The smell of hot cooked breakfast...More

Thank Jaime C
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Great food always got great service every time visited would recommend this restaurant for breakfast or lunch.

Thank bobgibby44
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The omelets here are terrific - fresh, fresh! Other breakfast selections are delicious too. There's a very good lunch menu , although breakfast is served all day. The owner is usually in attendance and that insures good service. It's open on Sunday but get there...More

Thank skyepisces1
Reviewed 26 February 2017

When we first visited Cafe Espresso last year it was pretty darn good. Unfortunately, only the service remains worth returning for. We don't know if there's a different Chef for breakfast than there was, but undercooked and overcooked seemed to be the themes to our...More

Thank jaraysco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
06:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4272
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-334-3407
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