• Portsmouth
  • Home Coffee, Albert Road, Southsea – PERMANENTLY CLOSED

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    PERMANENTLY CLOSED AS IS THEIR COSHAM BRANCH, 2019 Given that the weather on this Bank Holiday Monday was typically English, Geoff and I decided to cheer ourselves up with a late lunch. I have a list as long as my arm of places to review in and around our home town of Portsmouth but as […]

  • Australia
  • Best Melbourne Brunch: A round-up

    Best brunch melbourne

    For Melbournians, brunch is the best meal of the day. Well, it certainly was for me and I enjoyed countless classic morning dishes during my six months in the city. Don’t worry, I’ll be back and they’ll be plenty more to come but I’m taking a brief “vacation” to work on a cattle ranch in […]

  • Petersfield
  • Cloisters Café, The Square, Petersfield

    Cloisters, Cloisters cafe, Cloisters continental cafe. Jorge, cyclists cafe, Petersfield, Petersfield cafe, The Square, the Square Petersfield, cake, coffee, Polish, Polish cafe, William of Orange, home-made vegetable crisps, vegetable crisps, chicken & avocado, ciabatta, coffee, scones, Hampshire, cycling, food blogger, Helen Newman blogger, Melbourne blogger

    Whenever I cycle to Petersfield 9 times out of 10 we visit Cloisters Café in the square – I say 9 because sometimes we can’t get in, otherwise it would 10. I must admit that I prefer Cloisters as it is an independent coffee shop and there are a few in Petersfield. It’s nice to […]

  • Australia
  • Lafayette: Port Melbourne

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    When I heard that my barista friend Cheng Hsien was heading to a new café, Lafayette in Port Melbourne, I just had to check it out. Not only was it an excuse to visit somewhere new, but it meant I could enjoy one of Cheng Hsien’s incredible coffees. Back when I worked at Naughty Boy café in Carlton, […]