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  • Wonderland Cafe, Copnor, Portsmouth

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    The day before Helen was due to leave good ol’ Blighty and return to New Zealand to do another calf rearing season, we decided to have lunch somewhere very local. Less than a mile from our house is Wonderland Cafe in Tangier Road, Copnor, near Baffins Pond (but up towards Copnor Bridge). On entering Wonderland […]

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  • The Chocolate Lounge, Southsea, Portsmouth

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    The Chocolate Lounge, who also make the Chocablok Chocolates, have moved from Copnor to Clarendon Road in Southsea. A smart move. The interior is very nicely decorated with a nautical theme and lots of interesting photos and items dotted around to look at. Thick rope which hangs from the ceiling above the counter holds bare […]

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  • Café Rouge, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

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    Recently I went out for the day with my pal Catia. Our first stop was Design Vintage in West Stoke, West Sussex for a cake and coffee. They didn’t recognise me with ‘normal’ clothes on (I usually visit them whilst out cycling, its one of our favourite ‘pit-stops’) and only did so once I’d ordered […]

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  • Old Tom’s, Southsea, Portsmouth

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    Old Tom’s in Castle Road, Southsea opened around 7 weeks ago and belongs to Sant Yago, a tapas restaurant in Clarendon Rd., which we found very nice when we visited which was ages ago. Old Tom’s isn’t quite tapas, it’s ‘small plates’ which are a little larger than tapas. Castle Road has several lovely eateries […]