Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Becketts is the restaurant in Southsea that’s been recommended to me over and over again. It’s been a Portsmouth staple for the last 30 years but came under new management in 2016 and is thriving in the city’s vibrant food scene.

It has an excellent reputation and now I’ve finally managed to visit I totally understand the hype.

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Banana Bread Breakfast at Finca, Yeovil

Banana Bread Breakfast at Finca, Yeovil

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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The one where we had coffee from Bean Around the World in Jersey

The one where we had coffee from Bean Around the World in Jersey

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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Cake from Cherry Trees in Padstow

Cake from Cherry Trees in Padstow

A big slab of cake from Padstow’s favourite cake shop Cherry Trees is the perfect pick me up mid-afternoon on your travels.

With a charming backstory and amazing produce, it’s easy to see why it’s a firm favourite with visitors and locals alike.

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Perfect Porridge at The Tubestation in Polzeath

Perfect Porridge at The Tubestation in Polzeath

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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A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe

A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe

Looking for a cosy spot to hide away from the weather and grab a bite to eat? Salt Cafe at WicorMarine Yacht Haven in Porchester, is so warm and inviting, here’s my delicious lunch review from my first visit. Continue reading “A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe”

Vegan treats at Cafe Thrive

Vegan treats at Cafe Thrive

Embracing a vegan diet? If you’re on the south coast of England you need to know about a great option for eating out and sticking fully to the vegan way of life.

Cafe Thrive has become a staple on the Southampton foodie scene. It is making sure those opting for a vegan lifestyle have just as many options as other non-vegan establishments.

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Brunch at South Coast Roast in Bournemouth

Brunch at South Coast Roast in Bournemouth

The beginning of my year was spent in Australia and it was bliss. But, when I came home I realised we just don’t have the cool cafe culture the Aussies do.

I’m always on the look out for a new coffee place or a spot to spend a long lazy Sunday morning and South Coast Roast is my new favourite. Continue reading “Brunch at South Coast Roast in Bournemouth”

A Mauritian brunch at Lakaz Maman

A Mauritian brunch at Lakaz Maman

If you’re looking for brunch with a difference in Southampton, head over to Lakaz Maman.

It’s the first restaurant from Shelina Permalloo, who won MasterChef UK in 2012, and it now has a breakfast menu that will transport you to the streets of Mauritius.

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New Hoxton Bakehouse launches in Winchester

New Hoxton Bakehouse launches in Winchester

Here’s a look around the newest breakfast spot and bakery to open in Winchester.

It’s a cafe version of the Hoxton Bakehouse, a bakery in Southampton. It’s so popular that people queue up on a Saturday morning to bag themselves the tastiest loaves in town! Continue reading “New Hoxton Bakehouse launches in Winchester”