Portsmouth is blessed to be a coffee shop mecca on the south coast. There’s tons of beautiful independent coffee shops spread out sporadically throughout the graffiti lined streets of Southsea.
A while ago I found Home Coffee, a gorgeous understated little place near the start of Albert Road in Southsea. And, its name does it justice, it feels like you’re at home.
This place oozes cosy coffee shop vibes. I love people watching and spending slow mornings reading, writing and drinking coffee. And, this is the place to do it!
People pop in and out for takeaways, there are other people pottering about their mornings and there’s the perfect window seat to watch the world go by.
Here’s a look at Home Coffee…
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Rock has some great places to eat and The Hut Behind The Hedge is no exception – a great little lunch or snack stop!
In fact, the term ‘hidden gem’ is over used but this is one and not well known out of local circles. If you’re headed to Rock, support local and make sure you order a slice of cake.
Take a look at the bright blue cabin which is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area…
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Across North Cornwall converted bright blue container cafes are popping up keeping beach goers fed and watered to make the most of their days out.
Beach Box Cafe is a local independent providing great coffee, smoothies, snacks and a whole lot of healthy stuff. The closest one to where we were staying was on the beach in Polzeath.
If you’re out and about and need a snack or a drink, Beach Box is the place to head to keep the wolf from the door.
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Jersey is blessed to have a thriving foodie scene and Nude Food stands out as the top healthy, clean eating choice on the island.
I totally fell in love with the healthy food, the gorgeous cafes and seriously good coffee, it quickly became my go to place throughout the whole of the trip.
There’s branches called Nude Town in St. Helier and Nude Beach in St Aubin (I know, I giggled too, good to know someone has a sense of humour!).
If you’re in Jersey this is a great cafe that needs to be on your radar.
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Freshly baked goods and coffee, BakeHouse24 is a wonderful little spot for a snack or a light bite on the go when visiting Winchester.
Breads, pastries and cakes are their specialism with a real love for creating sourdough.
Love an artisan pastry and a cuppa? Take a look at these buns!
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Bento Factory is serving up incredible Japanese and Vietnamese food just off Winchester High Street.
It’s also the only place in the city to serve traditional Vietnamese coffee.
What a great discovery! Say hello to fresh sushi, bao buns and bento…
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My aversion to early mornings is nothing new. For me, there is no catching of the worm, I like my bed, I love sleep and lazy mornings are the best!
Over time I’ve learnt that there things I can do to lessen the impact of the inevitable alarm clock’s call. For me, early morning starts are remedied by coffee, sunshine and hot toasted banana bread.
On a recent work trip, an early start lead to the discovery of an excellent coffee spot in the heart of South Somerset’s Yeovil called Finca.
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So no-one told you life was gonna be this way 👏👏👏👏. This is the one where we had coffee at the closest version to a real-life Central Perk from Friends.
Take a look at Bean Around The World, an amazing coffee spot in Jersey…
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Going out for breakfast is such a treat and when we were in Polzeath we found a fab spot to start our day right.
It’s always hard in a new place to know where to try as it’s always a bit of a gamble.
Thankfully we landed on our feet when we strolled into the Tubestation in Polzeath – it was a blinking marvellous find. And, as I later found out, it was voted Red Bull’s ‘number 1 best surf café’ in UK and Ireland.
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There’s nothing like discovering an excellent new coffee shop on your travels!
Over the year’s I’ve spent a lot of time in Brighton so I knew that heading straight to the lanes would yield an instant result for a morning caffeine fix!
Thankfully on my amble down Duke Street it wasn’t long until I discovered Trading Post Coffee Roasters. And, oh boy, what a find it was! Continue reading “Discovering Trading Post Coffee Roasters in the Lanes of Brighton”