Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Eastern NH

Check out some of our favorite breakfast places in eastern New Hampshire. Offerings include: Airfield Café, Friendly Toast, Roundabout Diner, Colby's Breakfast and Lunch and more.

The Big Bean Café

A great resource for vegetarians, aging hippies and omnivores alike, offering breakfast with a Southwestern twist. Try the Señor Homies — a pile of home fries with black beans, onions, jalapeño, black olives, avocado and sour cream. ($8.75)

118 Main Street
Newmarket, NH
(603) 659-8600

Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Airfield Café

Family-run café with standard fare. Try the French toast with homemade bread, mozzarella cheese and a fruit topping. ($8) Dine on the patio and watch the small aircraft buzz in and out while you enjoy their excellent home fries.

9a Lafayette Road
North Hampton, NH
(603) 964-1654

Open daily 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Friendly Toast

Some love this place; others just don't get it. But you can't deny its throwback charm. Just gazing at all the kitsch is worth the price of admission. They are known for their homemade breads. Try the Huevos Rancheros with cheddar melted on Anadama bread with avocados, two poached eggs and fresh salsa. ($10.75)

21 Congress Street
Portsmouth, NH
(603) 430-2154

Monday-Thursday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Open straight through from Friday 7 a.m. to Sunday 9 p.m.



Neighborhood spot in Hampton that keeps the locals coming back. Try their extra-thick French toast on the Daddy Would be Proud plate ($6.50), served with eggs and the meat of your choice.

682 Lafayette Road
Hampton, NH
(603) 926-1198

Wednesday-Friday 7 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.


The Golden Egg

Family-run spot that has won numerous "Best Of" awards. The locals love their Benedicts, especially when they involve lobster. Fruit is fresh, granola is homemade and, if you want dessert for breakfast, that is a specialty of the house too.

960 Sagamore Avenue
Portsmouth, NH
(603) 436-0519

Open daily 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Colby's Breakfast & Lunch

Considered one of the best breakfast spots in Portsmouth by locals, you might experience a wait during prime times. It's all good here. The French toast is made with bread from Ceres Street Bakery, the corned beef hash is pretty good and vegetarians have meatless bacon and sausage options.

105 Daniel Street
Portsmouth, NH
(603) 436-3033

Monday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Roundabout Diner

1950s diner theme with 2010's interest in local sourcing. Try the Grand Marnier French toast made from Challah bread from When Pigs Fly Bakery — now in Portsmouth too. ($7.99) Vermont maple syrup is $1.99 extra.

580 US Highway 1 Bypass
Portsmouth, NH
(603) 431-1440

Monday-Thursday & Sunday 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Breakfast served all day.

Benedict's Grill

Café with a local following. Watch the specials board for creative takes on Benedicts. Also, the corned beef hash is homemade as are the donuts. (Cash or check only.)

176 South Main Street
Rochester, NH
(603) 330-0665

Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Black Bean Café

A bakery café with some of the best brioche around. The accolades don't stop at the
oven. Regulars love the place, especially the specials board. Check their website for future dinners by Chef James Haller.

76 Front Street
Rollinsford, NH
(603) 740-4555

Tuesday-Friday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. to noon

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