Hot Suppa

703 Congress St, Portland
(207) 871-5005

Recent Reviews

Christopher Regets

This place was really good. Not cheap, but neither is the quality. Seriously enjoyed the Mother Clucker, and the corned beef hash was awesome as well.

Jason Zimmerman

I searched for a brunch place in Portland and this had great reviews. It didn’t disappoint. I sat at the bar since I was by myself. They were very attentive. The waffle was to-die-for. It had so much flavor and very crispy. The coffee and chair were well crafted!


One of the best breakfasts I have had in a long time. The waffle is not your traditional big fluffy Belgian guy. They are on the thinner side, but don't think that diminishes their quality. They are perfectly crispy with a softer center. The sausage was delicious, eggs to die for (and I do not say that lightly). I remember sitting there and eating them and thinking... WHAT IS IN THESE EGGS. I also had a nitro brew irish coffee and that was excellent. The atmosphere is cosy, quiet. The owner apparently has a thing for that down home Louisianan style and it is well received.


Very disappointed in this place. I searched online for the best breakfast spots in Portland Maine and this came highly recommended. We were told there would be about an hour wait - it’s my fault for not calling ahead, but the hour wait turned into well over an hour and a half. Once seated we were brought a very small carafe of water that wasn’t enough to fill the glasses for all four in my party. After waiting so long in over 80 degree weather enough water for everyone would have been nice. We place our order and then had to wait another half hour more for our food to come out. 10 booths in the place and pretty much everyone was waiting for their food. I got the waffle plate - it was okay but the waffle was chewy and hard to cut. Everyone else in my party was satisfied with their meals but clearly nothing to “wow” anyone. Then the check came… $90 for a subpar meal. I’ve spent half that on breakfast that have left me wanting to return again and again…not this place. Very disappointed in this overpriced joint that perhaps lacks good management to keep things running more efficiently.


Good husbands eggs Benedict and French toast. Cold waffles and fake scrabbled eggs are unacceptable. Also really an up charge for real maple syrup for a place that is brunch/breakfast place. The highlight was our server was so nice and the all season porch was a nice place to sit.


Super nice small restaurant. Food was outstanding. Service was also outstanding. They have some great specials. Lots of coffee choices also. Over all we were very satisfied.


Our food and drinks were fantastic; even the teenagers loved what they ate. I know there are warnings on the menu as to the Nashville hot chicken. I ignored them. Wow! So spicy and delicious. The food truly is Southern comfort food and absolutely amazing. Make sure to book in advance as this place gets busy quickly.

Colby Downes, MBA

One of my absolute favorite places for both breakfast and dinner in all of Portland!

Brian Figueroa

Definitely a must visit if you're in Portland and are looking for a nice quiet/cozy place for breakfast or brunch. Recommend getting the Waffle & Blueberry Compote and the Grandy Oats Organic Granola. Adding Maine's maple syrup is a must as well.

Ryan Wilson

What a great spot! Service was great and the food came out pretty quickly. The hardest part was deciding what to order, but after tasting everything it's clear that there are no wrong choices!Highly recommend the Avocado Benedict (if available) and the Corn/Shrimp/Andouille Chowder. Unbelievably good, and large portions too!

Cynthia Lorraine Kemp

The food was absolutely wonderful. I had the avocado eggs Benedict anf I loved it. The maple sweet tea was great too

Hidden Gem

Amazing food and waiter service on our first visit. However, we returned and arrived at 5:00pm one evening and asked if we could be seated. We were told that they were booked for reservations for the night and that it would be hard to get a table. We put our name down after insisting (hostess was rude and wanted to push us out) and waited outside for 20 minutes. We saw 2 parties walk in but 100% of the indoor space and 95% of the outdoor space remained vacant at 5:30pm. We proceeded to find a different restaurant (Flores) and had a lovely and more affordable meal. Hot Suppa never called back. Walked past the restaurant after eating at Flores ( around 6:30pm) and it remained empty. Talk about a bad business model…..Guess they didn’t want our money but my wallet ended up being happy for it. Would rather give my money to a minority owned business and not this overhyped and gentrified establishment.

Diane Bush

Went here for breakfast while in Portland and so glad we found this gem. It was so good we went back two days later. Tried many things on the menu and we were never disappointed. The French omelet, omelet, waffles, sausage and biscuit gravy were all excellent.The restaurant was cozy, clean and the staff was very friendly. Definitely recommend this place.

Jess Parker

Amazing food, kind staff, make your stop here for Brunch!

Dalila S.

Cute spot with really good food- we enjoyed a nice brunch here while on vacation :) Some favorites from our group: french style omelette, fried green tomato eggs benedict & cajun bloody mary. Our server was sweet and attentive! This place is a must while in Portland!!

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