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Top cafe recommendations from locals

Café
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“I love this place. Hot chocolate is the best, cake is tasty. food is tasty. great atmosphere. Cafe by day Cocktails in the evening.LOVE!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Gallery offering an outstanding exhibition programme featuring works by contemporary artists from around the world. Showcasing the latest in contemporary art, Aspex is also a great place to see Portsmouth’s freshest artistic talent.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Right on the seafront a fantastic place to sit and enjoy the view. On a really sunny day the roof rolls back and in the winter the wood burner is going and it's really cosy. Another one of our absolute favs!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“A 20 minute walk east along the seafront takes you to pitch and putt at the tenth hole. 9 hole course, ranging from 50 to 91 metres holes. The cakes in the tearoom are great too!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
“The coffee here is superb in fact it is definitely (IMHO)THE BEST in town!Tara and Martin have a great team and offer great food including raw cakes which are "to die for!!" Really relaxed chilled space but does get pretty busy”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located at Haslar Marina Hardy's is popular with the sailing fraternity. The food is good and portions generous. They have a small bar area for drinks and snacks.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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“The Hotwalls Studios brings artists and designer-makers together in an exceptional heritage location, to start and grow their creative ventures in an environment of mutual support, creativity and innovation. The Hotwalls Studios has given a new lease of life to this incredible heritage site, while at the same time helping to expand the city’s creative industries and providing new jobs and business opportunities. The site has a fascinating history as part of the city’s historic defences against invasion. In 2014, Portsmouth City Council secured funding to transform its largely disused buildings into a vibrant new creative quarter. Our makers work from thirteen studios, alongside deli-style café – The Canteen.'”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
“"The idea of Pie & Vinyl is simple, combining our love and passion for music with one of England’s favourite old fashioned comfort foods in a stylish cosy location in Castle road, Southsea. Pie & Vinyl invite all of our brothers and sisters who currently inhabit this historically significant, fashionably vibrant culturally exciting city, to explore, enjoy and revel in this unique experience. We are proud to live in Southsea and we want to support all local like minded businesses. We’ll be offering great teas produced in Portsmouth, pies from Southsea as well as offering a chance for local bands and artists to showcase their work. Even the furniture has been sourced from the Portsmouth and Southsea area."”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“The Canteen is in the Hotwalls and does the most delicious food. We have only ever been here for lunch (it closes at 6pm) and always been lucky enough to sit outside on the balcony overlooking the harbour. We must try the breakfast!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
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“Wonderful mix of Engish pub, trendy bar and yummy menu! Asian beef salad or Jerk curry recommended! Popular with the more creative people of Southsea.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Brunch is good there and the location is overlooking the common - very pleasant. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This place is vegetarian/vegan. The coffee is great and they are dog friendly. Its also on the way to the beach ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“The coffee and cake shop my wife and I run! Delicious & feel-good homemade food, beautiful garden and jazzy music!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely spot but the water overlooking Portsmouth. Great for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Licensed bar and friendly service. Also offer free parking in the marina carpark with validation of ticket.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
  • 3 locals recommend