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Breaking New Grounds

14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-436-9555
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 SeacoastSmith
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
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

The small iced coffee I ordered at 4pm kept me up until the next morning which threw off the 13 hour drive I had that day. This is the most caffeinated iced coffee I've ever had, ever. You were warned!

Thank aimlessCfarer
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

After drinking the bitter brew passed as coffee at our hotel, Breaking New Grounds was paradise found. The coffee is simply the best in Portsmouth. Service is quick and accurate. Place your order and within seconds a delicious cup of coffee is waiting at the...More

Thank BenzgalS550
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We stopped in here twice for the Raz Lemonade made fresh right on the spot. We enjoyed sitting out front and watching the happenings. Great location to hang out

Thank NancyandJim1985
Reviewed 13 June 2017 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 6 June 2017 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
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
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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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