Want a breakfast that hits it out of the park? This is the place for you. Though the quirky diner/lounge gets crowded on weekends, the addictive pancakes, crepes, Benedicts, and other a.m. staples are worth the wait. We love the PB & Fluff crepe (a fluffernutter by way of France) and the Kiss My Grits breakfast plate (fried chicken tenders atop a homemade biscuit with over-easy eggs and cheddar grits), but you’ll quickly find your own favorite.
Scratch Kitchen & Bakery
The Friendly Toast serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day, every day, alongside a full bar with unique drinks to match (think bacon infused Bloody Marys, dreamsicle cocktails & mimosa flights).
Plus, the good food keeps rolling throughout the day and into the evening, as the Friendly Toast also serves up burgers, sandwiches, mac and cheese (four ways!), and more. The Friendly Toast has been such a smash that it’s opened two locations in Boston — but Portsmouth had it first. 113 Congress St., Portsmouth. 603-430-2154; thefriendlytoast.com