Breakfast – The most important meal of the day!

After a peaceful night’s sleep, a delicious breakfast at the Portsmouth Harbor Inn & Spa is an excellent way to prepare for an active day of walking around the parks, quaint streets, and beaches of the Seacoast, or a restful day of spa treatments or lazing around with a good book, a DVD, or a board game. 

Coffee or decaf from the Coffee Goddesses at Carpe Diem coffee roasters; teas from Portsmouth Tea Company, White Heron Tea and Upton Tea; jams and jellies from Stonewall Kitchen; breads and croissants from the artisan Beach Pea Bakery and Café, Me and Ollie’s, and When Pigs Fly: we buy locally-grown and locally-produced foods as much as possible, to share with our guests the bounty of our area.

We aim for perfection – wild Maine blueberry pancakes served hot and crisp, the freshest seasonal fruit dishes, home-baked biscuits, scones, muffins; oj not from concentrate,  freshly-baked afternoon cookies richly buttery – we take pride in our cooking for our satisfied guests.  And we make it all here, from scratch, not from commercial mixes.

Fix yourself a hot cup of coffee or decaf, or tea (and there are so many from which to choose!) as early at 7:30; sit on the porch, go for a walk, read the local newspaper, and come back to breakfast at 8:30 – in plenty of time to enjoy Spa treatments, or get an early start on the day’s activities.

Later in the day, at teatime, enjoy some of our freshly-made baked goods – New England’s own tollhouse cookies, Lucille’s Jelly Cookies, Little Cranberry Island Gingerbread, Oatmeal-Craisin Spice cookies, our vegan-friendly Banana-oatmeal-coconut-chocolate chunk cookies (delicious even if you’re not vegan!).

Special Diets

Given reasonable advance notice, we can accommodate many people’s dietary restrictions and requirements (however, we do not keep a kosher or halal kitchen).  For example, for our guests who do not eat dairy products, we use “milks” made of rice, almonds or soy, coconut oil or Smart Balance™ instead of butter, and Tofutti “Better than Sour Cream”™; we keep on hand rice flour for our gluten-free guests, and MorningStar Farms™ sausage patties for vegetarians, and poultry sausages for non-red-meat eaters. 

Recipes

 

 

Gourmet breakfasts & Afternoon refreshments  
~We aim for perfection~

 

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