Simply the best! Highbury Cafe wins our contest

WINNERS Staff at Highbury celebrate winning the Cafe of the Year award
WINNERS Staff at Highbury celebrate winning the Cafe of the Year award
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IT’S official – Highbury Cafe takes the bacon when it comes to offering the best food and service.

The business in Portsmouth Road, Cosham, has been picked by News readers as this year’s Cafe of the Year competition winner.

A minimum of 10 nominations were needed to be shortlisted for the award, from which readers voted for their favourite.

Owner Alex Dogrucam said: ‘We’d like to thank all our customers for their massive support and for voting for us to become the best cafe in Portsmouth.

‘Our good service and friendly atmosphere is what’s making our customers become regulars and a massive thank you to them for their support.’

While serving up tea and coffee over the last 10 years, the cafe has developed a popular menu that includes classics such as burgers, roasts and fry-­ups.

Indoor and outdoor seating is provided and all food can be ordered to take­ away.

Alex added: ‘Our food is of the best quality, and everything is fresh and prepared on the premises by myself and our chef Irfan.

‘We are renowned for our Sunday roasts that we cook from scratch, and our breakfasts that are great value for money.’

Alex also emphasised that high cleanliness and hygiene standards were very important and that all staff have worked hard each year to maintain the Portsmouth City Council five-star rating.

Caroline Backshell, 49, of Maidstone Crescent, Paulsgrove, was one of those who nominated the cafe.

She said: ‘It’s beautiful there, good service and very friendly.

‘They do the best roast which I’ll get as often as I can.’

Mark Waldron, editor of The News, said: ‘It’s great readers took time to participate and nominate their favourite place and it’s good to announce the winners.’