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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 54
    Average
  • 44
    Poor
  • 60
    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
Poor drinks. Good cakes

The mocha isn't very nice (way too bitter) and the hot chocolate is too rich. The cake however, is delightful. Expensive place.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
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Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The mocha isn't very nice (way too bitter) and the hot chocolate is too rich. The cake however, is delightful. Expensive place.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Popped in here for a quick coffee for my first visit with my youngest daughter. Ordered a pot of mint tea and a black coffee. The cafe was rather busy and we had a seat outside. The staff were reasonably friendly. When the coffee came the cup had obviously been standing around waiting after being poured as the coffee was... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Pleasant atmosphere, not too noisy but a low hum. Coffee took quite a while to arrive. Watched in horror as waitresses fingers grasped the glass just where I was going to drink. I was not able to take the glass from her hands as it was too hot. I had to wait a while for the coffee to cool so... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I went here with a friend and our small babies, did not feel welcome and the person serving us, I believe was the owner, was unfriendly. The food was average and over priced. Won't bother again.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I walked past this café before I tried it but have been in a few times since then. The food is good and delivered in a reasonable amount of time. It is rather expensive but if you want quality food and drinks then it is worth it. It works for a one to one with a friend for me although... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The chairs are so cosy and comfortable in this place. Great place for fresh coffee. The cakes and meals are expensive but of the finest quality. There are so many varieties of tea on the counter.They serve my favourite drink fentimans and coke is very cold and fresh. They sometimes close the back area off and the drinks are expensive... More 

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Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Best selection of cakes in Portsmouth. Food well presented ,staff friendly and efficient. A great place to meet a friend and enjoy nice food and drink.

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UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Lets start with the good: Great range of teas and drinks in general Quirky furnishings Comforting ambience Even better if On busy days the sound could be dampened More of a range of gluten free products - especially at breakfast. Printed receipts available rather tahn the clunky handwritten sort The EBIs are me being picky. Go try it yourself

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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visit the garage lounge often as I love it's querky vintage style and warm atmosphere. It's not the cheapest place to go for tea and cake but the slices are huge... I've yet to finish a whole slice!

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am writing a quick review just to say that I personally have not yet been to Garage Lounge Cafe/Restaurant, to try out their's very acclaimed home-made cakes, though few of my friends have already been, tried and told me all about it, raving and praising about how nice and yummy the cakes and all the home-made stuff are. One... More 

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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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