Popovers on the Square

Popovers on the Square

Café, Coffee Shop, and Bakery
8 Congress St, Portsmouth, NH 03801, United States
Closed until 7:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 7:00 AM–9:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 7:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 8:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 8:00 AM–8:00 PM
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Popovers on the Square is a casual café and bakery in the heart of Portsmouth’s Market Square, with fresh seasonal food, coffee, wine, pastries, and desserts.


Based on 157 votes

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  • Don't forget it is Memorial Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Ranked #3 for cafés in Portsmouth
  • What you need to know
    Leila S.
    "Chocolate macaroons, creme brulee and popovers are a must!"(18 Tips)
    Janice P.
    "Crab cakes, chowder, and a pastry for dessert!"(5 Tips)
    Russ W.
    "Loved the popover fondu and lobster salad."(2 Tips)
    Lisa B.
    "The eclair was one of the best I've ever eaten."(2 Tips)
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  • popovers
  • desserts
  • coffee
  • pastries
  • breakfast food
  • clam chowder
  • quiches
  • creme brûlée
  • cake
  • good for a quick meal
  • chai lattes
  • family-friendly
  • outdoor seating
  • good service
  • oatmeal
  • salads
  • wifi
  • sangria
  • healthy food
  • crab cakes
  • Ryan K.
    Atmosphere and food were awesome!!
    Ryan Kenny · November 24, 2015
  • Vinnie D.
    Food is great but seating is limited.
    Vinnie Daboul · November 15, 2015
  • Foodie P.
    Try the Scrambled Eggs In A Popover - (via @Foodspotting)
    Foodie Pilgrim · August 1, 2015
  • Foodie P.
    Try the Vegetable Quiche - (via @Foodspotting)
    Foodie Pilgrim · August 1, 2015
  • Joe C.
    I drove four hours just for popovers!!!
    Joe Conte · July 1, 2015
  • Liam N.
    Best Pastries (Best of NH 2015, NH Magazine)
    Liam Nee · June 19, 2015
  • Russ W.
    Anything with a Popover must be tried. Loved the popover fondu and lobster salad. Deserts also fantastic including the Creme brûlée and Indian Pudding.
    Russ Wakelin · April 11, 2015
  • Zach R.
    Delicious baked goodies.
    Zach Rand · April 2, 2015
  • Andrew E.
    Coffee. Tiramisu. Eclairs. All great!
    Andrew Eggleton · March 2, 2015
  • A S.
    The tomato soup, popovers (of course! Please get it with the maple butter!) and their desserts!
    A S · March 1, 2015
  • Bobby T.
    The New England Clam Chowder was so good!
    Bobby T · August 26, 2014
  • Marcus L.
    Get a popover, red eye coffee and enjoy the great outdoor seating with a view of market square.
    Marcus LaBrecque · August 20, 2014
  • Paul G.
    Get the popovers!!
    Paul Gozzo · August 13, 2014
  • Gary F.
    Hard to resist a good popover
    Gary Furst · August 8, 2014
  • Sandy-Lynn E.
    Chantell was so helpful today, thanks for the tip on the food today.
    Sandy-Lynn Elder · May 11, 2014
  • M W.
    Try the rosebud.
    M Wooton · May 10, 2014
  • Kerry C.
    Tasty local bakery
    Kerry Clark · December 1, 2013
  • Richard N.
    Delicious Food... Good local
    Richard NESOM · August 31, 2013
  • Charlie T.
    Super salads. The cakes are to die for though. Go out of your way if necessary - fantastic.
    Charlie Tebbs · August 1, 2013
  • Missy
    The sangria is yummy!
    Missy · May 7, 2013
  • John J.
    Brilliant tea. Amazing whoopie ;)
    John Jennings · May 4, 2013
  • Natalie N.
    Don't leave without ordering dessert!
    Natalie Nicole · March 13, 2013
  • Zaid A.
    The food is good yet way too expensive. I loved the house coffee blend. The staff are the worst unfriendly people I saw in the town with the most irritating racist attitude.
    Zaid AlAzzawi · March 2, 2013
  • Monte B.
    Good food! Plus, now they have tapas! Who knew?
    Monte Bohanan · December 19, 2012
  • Alwyn V.
    Try the Mini Bbq Pulled Pork Sliders - Small succulent pork sliders topped with red cabbage slaw and ranch cream.
    Alwyn Velasquez · December 8, 2012
  • Alwyn V.
    Try the Gorgonzola And Pear Popover Salad - In this case with sirloin medallions (oh and what medallions they were)-absolutely YUMMY!
    Alwyn Velasquez · December 8, 2012
  • Matt C.
    There is a plethora of gluten-free options.
    Matt Cook · November 8, 2012
  • Alwyn V.
    Try the Popover Pork Sliders - Tasty BBQ Pork with Horseradish in a tasty popover!
    Alwyn Velasquez · November 3, 2012
  • Alwyn V.
    Try the Gorgonzola And Pear Popover Salad - With filet. A WOW of delicious ingredients.
    Alwyn Velasquez · November 3, 2012
  • Crystal P.
    The oatmeal is sublime- super delicious fruit on top, too!
    Crystal Paradis · August 30, 2012
  • Leila S.
    Wicked good service and even better food. Chocolate macaroons, creme brulee and popovers are a must!
    Leila Samii · August 25, 2012
  • Alyssa D.
    This place is great. Sit outside if weather is nice. Get the quiche for breakfast! Coffee is good, but not spectacular. Yummy baked goods! Usually very friendly service!
    Alyssa D · August 16, 2012
  • Melissa F.
    Lobster salad in a popover - delicious!
    Melissa Foy · July 23, 2012
  • Melanie B.
    Try the German Iced Coffee
    Melanie Burger · July 16, 2012
  • Lisa B.
    You MUST have a popover! The eclair was one of the best I've ever eaten.
    Lisa Beck · July 14, 2012
  • Melanie B.
    One of the few places that actually has honey out for tea! Yay!
    Melanie Burger · May 24, 2012
  • Steve H.
    Peep the carrot cake, wOOt!
    Steve Hanson · April 21, 2012
  • Kate B.
    They now have open wifi. No need to get a password from the counter.
    Kate B. · April 9, 2012
  • Healthy in the Kitchen with Chef Michelle
    They have gluten-free bread for sandwiches and croutons for salads.
  • Elsa
    Great place to go for a dessert later in the night. We go to dinner at a Portsmouth restaurant and then come here for dessert and coffee.
    Elsa · April 8, 2012
  • David C.
    Good homemade oatmeal
    David Chevalier · March 18, 2012
  • Melissa F.
    Mmmm chai latte on a dreary wet morning
    Melissa Foy · January 27, 2012
  • Walter E.
    Try the Turtle Cheesecake
    Walter Elly · December 1, 2011
  • Leslie P.
    A popular meeting spot for locals. Hotly contested patio seating in summer. Slow service, decent food. Adorable pastries.
    Leslie Poston · November 28, 2011
  • Leila S.
    Pumpkin curry soup is delicious.
    Leila Samii · November 23, 2011
  • Derek G.
    The clam chowder was very good
    Derek G · September 30, 2011
  • Jason B.
    Great breakfast, great location - the coffee isn't the best, but the food is great.
    Jason Boucher · September 13, 2011
  • Melanie B.
    Nevermind my previous tip... They change the wifi password daily. You can ask for it at the counter.
    Melanie Burger · September 4, 2011
  • Liz M.
    Chai latte and a popover :)
    Liz McDonough · August 24, 2011
  • Ellen G.
    The Boston creme cake is to die for. And I don't say that lightly. One of the best cakes I have ever had.
    Ellen Gerstein · August 23, 2011
  • Kate B.
    Breakfast panini is the best sandwich I've ever had. Seriously. Served all day, too!
    Kate B. · August 3, 2011
  • Jay M.
    Tis place rocks, they serve breakfast all day Long!
    Jay Marineau ™ · May 25, 2011
  • Liz B.
    Amazing Clam Chowder!
    Liz Beebe · April 28, 2011
  • Janice P.
    Crab cakes, chowder, and a pastry for dessert!
    Janice Palmieri Bigos · January 1, 2011
  • Nate B.
    Excellent clam chowder. A nice surprise.
    Nate Baldasaro · August 24, 2010
  • Caitirin K.
    The popovers really are THAT good :) Try them!
    Caitirin K · August 8, 2010
  • Marc D.
    You might have trouble checking in here because the address is listed wrong. Popovers is at 8 congress St
    Marc Dole · May 7, 2010
  • Patti F.
    Pear and gorgonzola salad is to die for.
    Patti Fousek · May 4, 2010

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