The Cafe of the Year competition is hotting up – could your favourite eatery be crowned winner?
This is when we ask readers of The News to vote for the best of the bangers, the cream of the cuppas, and tell us which cafe really takes the bacon as the best in the area.
Up until now it’s been about the nominations, but we have deliberated, cogitated and come up with a list of those you have judged as being worthy of the title.
Some were nominated for their outstanding food, while others were submitted because of their attention to detail and fantastic customer service.
We’ve received over 1,200 nominations and now we need you to do one more thing – vote for your winner.
All you need to do is pick your favourite entry, fill out the form and send it back to us, or send us a text message, by 10am on September 1.
Once the votes are in, a panel of judges will decide which cafe, out of the three with the most nominations, should be named winner.
The winning cafe will be presented with a trophy and be featured in The News.
Editor of The News Mark Waldron said: ‘We have some fantastic cafes in our area and it’s about time their hard work in keeping everyone going was recognised.
‘I don’t know how the judges will be able to make a decision, as just by looking at the list it’s obvious how tough the competition is.
‘I’d encourage everyone to fill out the form to support their favourite cafe.’
VOTE BY POST
Pick up a copy of The News today and fill in the form on page 12, then send it back to us: Café of the Year, Promotions Dept, The News, 1000 Lakeside, Western Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO6 3EN.
All entries must be received by 10am on Monday, September 1, 2014.
Photocopies won’t be accepted.
VOTE BY TEXT MESSAGE
Simply send a text message starting with PENCAFE14V followed by the three-digit code number of the café you are voting for plus your name, house number (or house name) and postcode to 65550 by 10am on Monday, September 1, 2014.
The total message must not exceed 155 characters.
All text messages cost £1 plus standard network charge.
Messages received after the closing date will not be counted but still may be charged.
Example of message: PENCAFE14V 100 john smith 1 po1 23cd
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Please add the word NOINFO at the end of your message if you do not wish to receive these. SMS service is provided by mGage Llc., SE1 8ND (023 9266 7666, option 2).
101 101 Reykjavik, 1 Kent Road, Southsea
102 19 Fourteas, 68 West Street, Havant
103 Abbey Nurseries, Mill Lane, Titchfield, Fareham
104 Blue Bird Café, 9 Marine Parade West, Lee-on-the-Solent
105 Boswells Café, Cascades Shopping Centre, Portsmouth
106 Breezes Café, 66-68 Hill Head Road, Hill Head
107 Café Moka, 23c North Street, Emsworth
108 Café Nut Restaurant,81D London Road, Portsmouth
109 Capers, 59 Marmion Road, Southsea
110 Casa De Castro, 96 Albert Road, Southsea
111 Charlie’s Café, 240 Havant Road, Drayton
112 Churchills @ 25, 25 Marmion Road, Southsea
113 Delaney’s Sandwich Bar/Café, 77b Castle Street, Southsea
114 Flutes, 48c High Street, Cosham
115 Food Glorious Food Café, Southampton Road, Titchfield
116 Gracie-Ann’s Tea Room, Unit 15 The Trading Post, Port Solent
117 Harvey’s Café, South Street, Gosport
118 Highbury Café & Restaurant, 5 Highbury Buildings, Cosham
119 Kingston Café, 242 Kingston Road, Portsmouth
120 Lakeside Café and Bar, Walpole Park, South Street, Gosport
121 Laura’s Kitchen in the Park, 7 Park Road North, Havant
122 Mardin Café, 287 Copnor Road, Portsmouth
123 North End Café & Restaurant, 106 London Road, Portsmouth
124 Palace Café, 64 High Street, Cosham
125 Park Café, 117 Eastney Road, Southsea
126 Pure Ground, Milton Village Hall, 182 Milton Road, Southsea
127 Rita’s Tea Rooms, Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, Portsmouth
128 Roberto’s, 101 London Road, Portsmouth
129 Ruby’s Diner, 8 South Street, Gosport
130 Shenanigans Irish Café, 57 Osborne Road, Southsea
131 Smile, 49 Marmion Road, Southsea
132 Snookies, 82 Osborne Road, Southsea
133 Southsea Coffee Co, 63 Osborne Road, Southsea
134 Sweet, 70 Palmerston Road, Southsea
135 Tea on the Green, 2 The Green, Rowlands Castle
136 The Boathouse Café, Gosport Marina, Mumby Road, Gosport
137 The Hub, 39 Park Parade, Havant
138 The Lavender Tea Rooms, 8 North Street, Havant
139 The Spinnaker Café, 96 Broad Street, Old Portsmouth
140 The Tea Party, 144 High Street, Lee-on-the-Solent
141 The Tea Room, Milvil Road, Lee-on-the-Solent
142 TK Snax, Unit 1 Gosport Business Station, South Street, Gosport
143 Vanilla Bean Patisserie, 25 High Street, Gosport
144 Vintage Tea Room, 168 West Street, Fareham
145 Waterfront Café, Gunwharf Quays
146 Whistle Stop Café, 1a Portsmouth Road, Cosham