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The Stairway Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2649 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5120
+1 603-356-5200
07:00 - 15:00
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Peabody, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best breakfast in North Conway. Great waitresses, fast service, really good food. It's worth the walk up the stairs for a perfect breakfast.

Thank budwodarski
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this quaint place. It's my first visit and the service was prompt and polite with a really cool decor. My omelet was delicious and cooked perfectly. A must see when visiting North Conway!

Thank Meghan E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great breakfast on the strip with beautiful decor. This is a place to be sure to stop at. Prices are also reasonable considering it is in the center of Conway.

Thank Moosen_on_the_loose
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was ok, nothing special and definitely not what I read in reviews. Had an omelet with home fries, I counted about 9 home fries. Its not a place to eat at before you are about to do a day of hiking. The coffee was good. Did we go back? No. For me breakfast is a fairly simple checkbox list.... More 

Thank geolori
Plaistow, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What we ordered was good but menu was nothing like what was advertised on the website. The website pictures were impressive. The real deal, not so much.

Thank patleb2015
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were excited to try this place based on other reviews. We arrived by 8:30 and we're seated right away. The servers were nice enough yet we were served the wrong breakfasts, both of us. When we got the correct order, we both received the wrong side order. The food was ok, not spectacular. The portions were ok, not great.... More 

Thank giovanna6
Sterling, Massachusetts, United States
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been by here many times and never stopped in, may of heard bad things.....but don't listen, cause they are AWESOME!

1 Thank Cheryl M
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here on our way to go skiing. This place is kind of kitschy & eclectic but, in a good way. The menu is pretty pretty diverse and everything was very tasty. I had the Wild Game Sausage Special which came with two eggs, toast, hash browns & sausage. I went with the Buffalo Sausage on the waitress's... More 

1 Thank Tarps86
Sanbornville, NH
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

A breakfast nook with no equal! It took a little extra effort to get seated in this Cafe. The narrow staircase is short but, steep. The waitress seated us promptly; just as we reached the top step before 9 AM. The place was an odd collection of old memorabilia and plants: really comfy! We took a look at the specials... More 

1 Thank ozwizard50
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I went in for the first time (we're locals) and definitely will be making this a regular weekend breakfast stop! The coffee was delicious and the food was out of this world!

1 Thank MLHodge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2649 White Mountain Hwy, North Conway, Conway, NH 03860-5120
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Conway  >  North Conway
  • Phone Number: +1 603-356-5200
Small eclectic cafe offering local ingredients. Something for everyone!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?