A touch of Italy in Market Square

Apr 22, 2019 405

BY: Hadley Barndollar

Joe Faro has the original newspaper article announcing the closure of Cafe Brioche in 2004, which at the time was thought to be the heart and soul of Market Square. “There was an uproar,” Faro said. The owners simply posted a 34-word farewell message on the door. A few months later, Breaking New Grounds coffee shop moved into the space from its nearby Market Street location.

Quickly, it became a staple destination for a hot chocolate during the downtown Christmas tree lighting, a decadent slice of cake after dinner, or an outdoor coffee with friends on a heat-soaked summer afternoon. Many had first dates there, and then returned to get engaged. Uncountable books were completed within the cafe’s walls, and study sessions were often paired with a heavenly delight-flavored iced coffee, or double shot of espresso.

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SOURCE: https://www.seacoastonline.com/

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