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1 Albert Rd Buildings | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2SP, England
023 9282 8432
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 47
    Poor
  • 63
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
American Breakfast Special

Just spent a lovely hour in here for what was one of the best American style breakfasts I have ever had. 3 pancakes 2 eggs 2 real sausages 2 great rashers of bacon maple syrup a lovely cappuccino and a real ice cream chocolate milkshake all for £20, we had at tentative staff and a fantastic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
CommanderBiro
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Southsea, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've written a review for Garage Lounge before and really can't fault the food, cake, tea or service at all. That's all excellent. I've come back again today as I always do however I am NOT impressed with the addition of two very small bird cages to the cafe decor with tiny living birds in them. I'd rather eat and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Just spent a lovely hour in here for what was one of the best American style breakfasts I have ever had. 3 pancakes 2 eggs 2 real sausages 2 great rashers of bacon maple syrup a lovely cappuccino and a real ice cream chocolate milkshake all for £20, we had at tentative staff and a fantastic experience here once again.... More 

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London
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

A fairly basic interior but fairly full probably because it seems to be a meeting place for friends and has an unhurried atmosphere. You order at the desk and get drinks, paying at the time. The food was ok and seemed wholesome. Pizza, breakfast (all day) and light snacks only. The cakes were totally over the top: huge slices, real... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was sat in the albert road shop, when the owners took aim and fired loud verbal abuse at some members of staff. They swore at the staff and fired them on the spot. It made everybody feel very uncomfortable and I will never drink in there again when staff are poorly treated!!!!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

I used to like the garage lounge but feel it has lost its charm it's way expensive and not great coffee Friends agree that it's not that friendly at times Shame

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Place looks very nice,I went with a friend on the Palmerston road venue...we had 2 coffees and 2 slices of old and dried cake witch we could not eat it all at once as it was way too sweet so we decided to go outside on the terrace with our coffees for a fag (one step away from our table),... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Friendly staff in there. Food is really good, my favourite is the chicken and mango salad, such interesting flavour and works so well together, the same is true for all their dishes. Tea is great in there, they've got several different flavours and even a marshmallow one! They do an all day breakfast and its always quite good. The cakes... More 

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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181 reviews 181 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

unusual food very varied enjoyable surroundings - I remember buying tyres at thee premises before the conversion. Very helpful staff. A little wait for food - but that's because its fresh & worth the wait. You must give it a try

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The setting could be described as 50's or retro, it's down to the individual, but however you look at it, it wins you over. The staff are very friendly, the atmosphere is good and the choice of snacks or food is very varied and all tastes should be covered. The daily specials are always worth looking at, and all choices... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had lovely cake , displays of which were great, and the coffee was good too. Then there was the surprise of the rather unique lovely loos too.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Albert Rd Buildings | Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 2SP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: 023 9282 8432

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bakery
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm

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