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Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-436-9555
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (12 reviews)
“iced mocha” (2 reviews)
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06:30 - 23:00All hours
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14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here late in the evening for coffee and dessert, and were delighted. The variety of desserts was impressive and the ones we selected were delicious. The coffee was excellent. Servers were friendly and we lingered for a long time in the relaxed atmosphere.

Thank dailywalk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is apparently the place to be while in Portsmouth. We visited twice on our trip, once in the afternoon, having an iced coffee and hot coffee, and once at night for coffee. The place was packed both times! Parking was relatively easy to come...More

Thank uubrad
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Terrific cafe...terrific varieties of coffee great desserts. Incredible ambiance great location in the heart of Portsmouth. Great service too

Thank DogFoodGuy_57
Reviewed 9 September 2017

What I like about this place is that it is centrally located in the town square and offers outdoor seating whether you partake in its offerings or not. The coffee was great and my doggie and I enjoyed the rest watching the people go by....More

Thank Philly1234
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here while exploring the cute town of Portsmouth. Enjoyed a couple of tasty espressos while enjoying the beautiful weather. The staff is friendly, service was fast + it smelled delicious in the shop. Enjoyed our coffee + visit.

Thank ATXOllie
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great little coffee shop ideal for stopping in before touring the town shops. It was very quick service and had a laid back local vibe. I had a mocha and wife had an iced coffee- no complaints either way.

Thank Tom K
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Always a great cup of coffee and dessert items. Great staff, fun people watching, great atmosphere. Always a great mix of customers inside.

Thank NorgeNH
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Just the way a coffee house should be- plenty of tables, WiFi, excellent coffees, teas, drinks, bakery items and friendly service. Next year when I am in Portsmouth I will spend quite a few hours there while my wife checks back on me from time-to-time.

Thank Balidude
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I'm a frequent visitor of Breaking New Grounds because I work from home and they allow me to work in the shop (there are a few outlets and such to plug in computers). They have a huge coffee and treat selection. You get a free...More

Thank SeacoastSally
Reviewed 16 July 2017

After a fair dinner, walked here to have dessert and coffee. Lots of choices that pleased everyone. Chocolate/Peanut Butter was everyone's favorite, over the NY Cheesecake. Sat outside and which the nightlife.

Thank Mike_OCP
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-9555
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