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Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
+1 603-436-9555
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“biscotti” (5 reviews)
“pastry” (11 reviews)
“cakes” (7 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00 Hours
14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coffee great but a tad expensive on the dessert choice !!! $34 for four coffees and 2 desserts. I didn't receive a receipt so based on the fact that coffees are around $3.50 ($14) that leaves $20 for two desserts.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank stephenmW988SE
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Located right in the middle of downtown it’s the perfect start to begin walking around the area. Not to mention the coffee was great with one of kind coffees, lattes, expresso’s etc. Staff was nice and answered any question you have. Make it a must...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank bradowen27
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Located on Market Square Breaking New Grounds offers a selection of good coffees and teas, pastries and munchies, and outside seating for enjoying the city on a sunny day. They also offer ample inside seating for those cold or rainy days! The atmosphere is warm,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Bergbahnn
Reviewed 26 September 2018

I stopped in Breaking New Grounds for a morning Cappuccino and it was very good. This is a great location on Market Square.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Judi W
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We really liked this place for it’s location, hours opened and that tea is also on the menu. Busy but the line kept moving. Try sitting outside and enjoy the street view that we found included several canines with their owners.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank John C
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Location Location Location. Breaking New Grounds has the prime spot in downtown Portsmouth and it is the happening place. We got a variety of different frappes on a hot afternoon and we were in our glory. A great place to take a break from this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Avalonavalon
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This place had me as soon as I smelled the coffee beans being roasted. It's a great place to sit outside and enjoy a fresh brew and pastry and watch the world go by!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BoilerDaveNH
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I liked the fact the flavored coffee was flavored in coffee beans and not a syrup. I had a iced coconut coffee it was good. If you like your sweet just add sugar.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 715autumnm
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Great location with indoor and outdoor seating. The coffee was great. They had many choices for dessert, even for those with food restrictions. The GF vegan oatmeal cookie was the best cookie I’ve ever eaten!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kris91
Reviewed 22 July 2018

Stopped for a refresher on hot day in July. Had read some great reviews. Ordered a coconut flavored iced coffee, a mango iced tea and a ham and cheese croissant. The coffee had hazelnut flavor, could not taste the mango in the tea, but the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nick K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4008
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-9555
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