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Breaking New Grounds

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14 Market Sq, Portsmouth, NH 03801
+1 603-436-9555
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 23:00
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Concord, New Hampshire
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is always the place to stop for coffee and a cookie or pastry when you're out and about or shopping. The coffee is always fresh and there is tea and yummy hot cocoa too.

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Thank lcheney46052
Reno, Nevada
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very decadent dessert selections along with a plethora of coffee choices make this the perfect stopping point after dinner, after work or anytime.

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Thank Ilogjr
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're a coffee drinker in Portsmouth, this place is a must. We went multiple times while we were visiting! It's in a central location and did not disappoint.

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Thank N C
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Though the line was long, it moved pretty quickly. They had a ton of options and the two that we got were very tasty. Great to take with you on a stroll around town.

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Thank aosohn
Port Orchard, Washington
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155 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for some coffee on 10/15. Despite how busy they were my order was taken and I was rang up in a timely manner. My coffee was made in a decent time as well. I got the mocha Blanco and it was great. It has just the right amount of flavor. Not a bad coffee joint!

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Thank Curby22
Fort Lee, New Jersey
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Nice coffee shop to relax and sip some coffee especially on a rainy day. Spacious and lots of people. We liked it very much. Lots of food options and drinks.

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Thank mportunanoll
Danvers, MA
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I visited BNG on 10/4/2016 on my first day in Portsmouth. I got the Pumpkin coffee for $2.65. Pretty good. I bought a half pound of some Colombian blend on 10/7/2016 for my new auto drip coffee maker for $8. That was not bad also. No breakfast sandwiches at this location. Only bakery items. I need my protein.

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Thank Danno2007
Rochester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is the first time that I've reviewed breaking new grounds because all the times in the past 15 years that I have visited this establishment it's been because of its location not necessarily that the food and drink has been exceptional. If it wasn't for the outside dining I probably would have just past by. My wife and I... More 

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Thank wjdoy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The staff is the best, they do a fantastic job. The air is fill with fresh pastries and roasting coffee. It's a must try. Great for meeting old friends and making new ones..

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Thank Bob D
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Weird to say but one of the best smelling cafes I've ever gone into. I've visited both the Portsmouth and Durham shops. The coffee is delicious, staff friendly and prices reasonable. Choose this local gem over Starbucks any day. They also have great outdoor seating right on Market Square that's great for people watching.

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Thank Laura V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?