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Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-436-9555
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pastry” (9 reviews)
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14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good coffee. Big pastries. Great relaxing start to the day. Nice shaded patio across from the church and main square.

Thank TravelingGuido7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice coffee shop. Coffee was just OK. We had the biscotti as well and it was fine. Lemon cake was so-so. Staff was nice and service was good. Crowded and chairs were not comfortable.

Thank JimW551
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of coffee choices. Busy place. A little slow but a good place to people watch while waiting. Erin was friendly

Thank maxrebos
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bitter experience all around. Employees tried to be friendly and helpful but they didn't listen. Iced coffee was weak and tasteless; iced chai lattes left bizarre aftertaste. Lines for restrooms were really long and populated with rude customers.

Thank LiGoodBins
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Breaking new grounds is a local/tourist place that does coffee and sweet treats well. While it may not win awards for the utmost in coffee snobbery it does a good cup of coffee, latte, espresso, etc, well. They do get busy but move the line...More

Thank sprinkles69
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Love Breaking grounds, and the coffee. Its authentic, with lots of varieties to choose from. You will find the perfect cappuccino there in traditional cup. Deserts are nice too.

Thank Rudy845
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Breaking New Ground is the kind of cafe where you could go on a date and actually " break new ground"! The cafe has a warm and inviting atmosphere where people seem to get very comfortable drinking coffee and socializing. The coffee was excellent and...More

Thank Arthur G
Reviewed 14 March 2017

If you've lived here long enough you've seen Portsmouth change from a beer drinking town, to a martini town, to a wine town, to a coffee town, and back to a beer town. All joking aside, BNG is the spot for coffee and a pastry...More

Thank Tim L
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Great place in Market Square for coffee and pasties. Outside tables provide the perfect location for people watching. The coffee and pastries are very good.

Thank Noraha3
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stopped in for an afternoon coffee and the place was hopping. The coffee was top notch. We didn't try any of the food but it looked appetizing. The coffee choices were a little overwhelming but fun.

Thank juliemQ3748KI
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-436-9555
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