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The Works Bakery Cafe

9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-431-4434
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (20 reviews)
“panini” (6 reviews)
“sandwiches” (17 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 17:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
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LOCATION
9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for a warm breakfast. They make their own bagels on site. Lots of sandwich and breakfast choices. Coffees, teas and smoothies are great. Very helpful and nice staff. It can get pretty crowded during the expected peak hours. Been there many times, always...More

Thank NorgeNH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had breakfast at The Works Bakery Café and found a variety of food and coffee choices. We enjoyed our breakfast so much we decided to purchase scones and Danish for a sweet treat to have later in the day. The service was good, the...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One cafe amid many in town; it's great to have choices beyond DD and Starbucks. Plenty of room and many choices.

Thank cootmom
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Located in the quaint small town of Portsmouth, NH, this small restaurant is perfect for a bagel breakfast. Uses locally - sourced ingredients. Bagels were chewy with a slightly crispy outer layer - perfect! Really wish they had pumpernickel, but they had the usual varieties,...More

Thank Karen H
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Thank you so much, Karen! I'll pass on your wish for pumpernickel to the bagel bakers. :) Our Portsmouth store was recently redecorated with the work of local and regional artisans, and photos of many of our food suppliers. We're so glad you had a...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

I had a Thai Chicken Wrap that was very satisfying. My daughter had a panini which was more than she could eat. The quality was very good. Like many fast food places, we had to wipe off our table, so the service could have been...More

Thank Retired662013
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We love making people in Portsmouth happy. :) Come back soon to try the smoothies! Becky for The Works

Reviewed 8 April 2017

The bagel was fresh, the eggs fluffy and the bacon was crispy! Perfect breakfast. The cinnamon bun was absolutely delicious!

Thank Kathleen M
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Woo-hoo! Perfection is hard to achieve and we're THRILLED when it happens! We make our bagels the old-fashioned way—5 pure ingredients mixed, proofed, boiled and baked! We can't wait to serve you again, Becky and The Works

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Go here to recover from too much fun the night before and load up on carbs and some fats. Coffee good and food is excellent. Homemade and good helpings. Reasonably priced.

Thank b w
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We will take care of our customers whatever their state of being. :) We can't wait to serve you again, Becky for The Works

Reviewed 24 February 2017

Excellent breads and breakfast sandwiches served all day. Plus really yummy smoothies. I had the Thai chicken wrap which was also good.

Thank GwenM100
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you so SO much. This review made our day! The Thai chicken wrap is a top customer favorite, and we're so glad you liked it too. We can't wait to serve you again, Becky K for The Works

Reviewed 23 February 2017

I go to lunch here quite often and love the variety of the food offerings. It is high quality food with nice seating and always prepared quickly. I would recommend this place for anyone looking for a place to eat in downtown Portsmouth.

Thank JB6569
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Thank you so much! We put a lot of love and care into our menu and all the ingredients and preparation. When you eat well, you feel good, and that's how we want everyone to feel! See you soon, Becky K for The Works

Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Bagel sandwiches and coffee are good. Quick affordable breakfast place. Better than popovers and cheaper too.More

Thank SweetDee11
Becky K, Public Relations Manager at The Works Bakery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2017

Wow! Thank you so much for your review. We work really hard and with a lot of love to make great bagels and coffee from pure, ethically produced and sourced ingredients. We're glad the values come through in the taste! See you soon, Becky K...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 17:00
Monday
06:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 17:00
Thursday
06:00 - 17:00
Friday
06:00 - 17:00
Saturday
06:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-431-4434
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Description
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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