We headed out around 9 a.m. in search of adventure, well coffee with a side of adventure. Ted found a highly recommended spot on Yelp named Popovers on the Square so we headed for Congress Street to check it out.
Parking was pretty easy, which was a nice change. The staff behind the gleaming case of pretty confections were enthusiastic; they helpful pointed us to laminated menus when we looked overwhelmed. We quickly ordered and within 5 minutes had coffee, popovers, a maple brown sugar scone and a fried egg sandwich.
Coffee was serve yourself with 5 or 6 blends available in vacuum pump vessels. I tried the house which was a dark roast and Ted when for Ethiopian, a medium roast. Both were tasty.
Both the popovers and scone were excellent. The popover was warm and served with maple butter. The scone had a light glaze. Both had great flavor and went great with the coffee.
The fried egg sandwich was leaps above the pseudo-prefab offerings from the coffee chains. The sourdough roll was lightly toasted. The egg was perfectly cooked, just under over hard, not running but still a bit of goo. The sausage was tasty and not overly spiced. The combination was great and very filling.
All together we spent around $20 on a very hearty breakfast. If we lived around Portsmouth this could become a weekend regular stop. Though I noticed another bakery across the street that seemed to being good business as well so who knows.
I’ll leave you with pictures of a couple of cakes from the front window. They looked amazing.