Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Southsea | The Garage Lounge

I have a very love / hate relationship with my home town. There are many aspects of Portsmouth that I don't particularly like, but every now and again I find somewhere that changes my mind and reminds me that actually it's not all that bad.

Most of these places are in Southsea, or Albert Road to be precise. It's definitely my favourite place in Portsmouth full of quirky vintage and antique shops, a few pretty darn cool pubs and bars, and a hell of a lot of places to eat. Now, don't get me wrong, there's pleanty of grim Chinese take-aways and questionable restaurants along Albert Road, but if you know where to look then there is a handful of absolute gems. I'm going to start a little guide-to-Southsea series in which I will be showcasing some of my favourite cafes, shops, and restaurants in the Portsmouth / Southsea area. Starting today, with The Garage Lounge!

The Garage Lounge is a small cafe right on the corner of Albert Road and it's probably best known for its vast range of teas and amazing home made cakes. It also sells all sorts of different coffees and usually has some fresh lemonade or juice in big vats with little taps on. I chose the raspberry and elderflower lemonade this time which arrived with blueberries for garnish. Cute! Alongside the incredible cake creations there is also a food menu with a wide range of fresh, healthy meals, so you can always justify that huge slice of Oreo cake for dessert.

If you're in the Southsea area I highly recommend trying out this cafe, whether you're meeting your friend for coffee and cake, or you're on a low key dinner date with your other half.  

I hope you enjoyed this post - look out for more to come in the future!


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  1. Aw this looks like such a cute little place! I'm the same about my hometown. I really need to get out and explore Durham more and try some of the cute little cafes and restaurants I always seem to stick to the same few!

    Salted Roses // UK Fashion Blog

  2. This looks so lovely and cute. The pesto chicken salad sounds so nice.
    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  3. Great photos! This place looks lovely
    I love visiting little cafés
    Rachel XX

  4. I live near fareham way and totally know what u mean!!! Love Southsea though, now the suns out def going to be there more and pub crawling it about Albert rd! Need to check this little hem out now!! Xx


  5. Well this looks just lovely! I've never been to Portsmouth but with gems like this I just might one day :) <3 Claire @ Jazzpad

  6. This place looks so cute, I want to go!
    Lovely pictures, really enjoyed this post.

    Allie xxx

    Rush & Teal

  7. That cake is making me hungry! =) Fab photos! Looks super cute! =)

    Sal/ http://novarellie.blogspot.com.au

  8. What wonderful photos! Thanks for giving us a peek into your hometown. I bet that happens to a lot of people, you hate it and you love it, but what can you do because it's your home :)

  9. amazing pictures you have!! loving the cake ;)
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,

  10. It looks so cozy! Lovely pictures :)

    Jules x

  11. I love reading about unknown places, this cafe looks adorable! and that cake, mmm.

  12. Absolutely love your pictures! x



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