Breaking New Grounds

Coffee Shop, Café, Bakery
14 Market Sq (Pleasant St)
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-9555
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm
6:00am - 11:00pm



  • Order your coffee/food + move along. Don't be a tourist.
  • Warning: their new large size is OBSCENE! But awesome if you want to go swimming in your cold beverage. No judgement.
  • The frappes and iced teas are awesome. Definitely a must on a hot summer day!
  • Make up your mind, order and move along. Don't be a tourist. Btw the milk and sugar are behind you
  • If you drink your coffee inside, and it's in a paper/"to-go" cup, you are a bad person. Yeah, I said it.
  • love this place... coconut iced coffee and I are like THIS.... the liquid sugar is the best part...
  • Pomegranate green tea!
  • Love this place
  • Over-priced but still pretty good
  • Great coffee - skip Starbucks!
  • Best coffee house in Portsmouth. There's a Starbucks across the street but you're a fool to choose it over Breaking New Grounds. Very friendly baristas.
  • The service is awesome, I love the chai and scones
  • Great selection of exotic coffee and tea. Try the gelato and great dessert selection.
  • Fantastic coffee. Great and friendly staff. Recommended.
  • The Mango iced tea is awesome
  • My first time here and it's instantly one of my favs. Great environment, great service, great coffee. All around a great place to just relax and enjoy the day.
  • It's been said here before but it bears repeating: coconut iced coffee. You need to try it.
  • Good enough espresso but if you need wifi, go elsewhere.
  • New mondo iced coffee size has been intro'd!
  • They've added a larger size for iced beverages so what used to be a large is now a medium!

Nearby places

Market Sq (Market St, Congress St, Pleasant St & Daniel St)
105 Marcy St (at Atkinson St)
56 Market St