My husband and I decided to return to Capers Cafe in Marmion Road, Southsea today for brunch. We first paid them a visit at the beginning of December and again a week or two later and both times it had been very good, the service friendly with great food.
We couldn’t get a seat at first so went round to another of my favourite tearooms, Southsea Coffee Co., and couldn’t get in there either. Bother! By the time we had walked back to the car park we could see that some tables had become available and we had two or three to choose from.
The bubble & squeak was better than last time I’m sure! Two round patties of bubble & squeak (carrot, leek, potato and onion) topped with a poached egg, gorgeous mushrooms – I love mushrooms – half a grilled tomato and two very nice crispy bacon rashers which I believe come from the very local butcher, Buckwells of Southsea. All was very hot and tasted divine. Geoff chose scrambled egg on granary toast which he said was very nice.
There were plenty of cakes to choose from, carrot cake, banana & pecan, lemon drizzle, bakewell tart, cookies and lots more. I decided upon carrot cake. This was extremely fresh and moist with just the right amount of everything ie., cinnamon, walnuts, carrots. Frosting in the centre and a blob on top with a walnut.
The place has a nice ambience and the staff are friendly. Wooden flooring, wooden chairs with woven backs and seats. Large windows to the front and side which makes the place nice and light and where you can watch the world go by.
Geoff enjoyed this rather nice bakewell tart. Our coffees were served with a lovely little home-made biscuit which is a lovely touch and something which I like to see.
There’s plenty of seating upstairs too which is also available for group bookings.
Capers also offer sandwiches, salads, quiches and the breakfasts are available all day. There’s certainly plenty of choices and something for everyone.
It’s definitely a place we shall be returning to again and again. And the good news is that you can reserve a table so you won’t be disappointed if you can’t get in.
Living life, loving cake.