Tell us where you fill up for the day with your perfect breakfast

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To celebrate The News being in shops from breakfast time every day we are joining forces with Steve Power on Wave 105 to launch a search for The Perfect Breakfast.

Where do you buy your perfect breakfast? It could be a hotel, restaurant, coffee shop, takeaway or the cafe at the corner of your street.

Steve Power on Wave 105 has always been the perfect breakfast accompaniment, and now with The News in shops earlier, breakfast just got better.

Once the nominations are in, readers will be asked to vote for The Perfect Breakfast. If your favourite is chosen you could be enjoying breakfast at the winning venue with Steve Power.

One place that has mastered the art of keeping its punters coming back for more is The Tenth Hole Tea Room, in Eastern Parade, Southsea.

A seafront institution for many years, this traditional cafe next to the pitch-and-putt has recently changed hands but is still packed every day of the week.

And for new owners Bill Branson, 27, and Lucy Moore, 26, the secret to a good breakfast is fresh ingredients, and letting the punters have whatever they want.

'Variety is important,' said Bill. 'It's whether someone wants their egg poached, scrambled or fried. White bread or brown, fried or toasted.

'Also, value for money is a big part of its appeal. Five pounds for a breakfast, toast and a tea or coffee is fair, so that's what we charge.'

For construction firm director Robbie Welch the formula is just right to keep him coming back again and again.

'I wanted to come down and see if it's still just as good with new owners,' said the 45-year-old, from Warblington Street, Old Portsmouth. 'And it hasn't disappointed.

'The best breakfasts are a combination of quality and quantity, that's the key to a good fry-up. And The Tenth Hole Cafe gets the balance just right. Lots of food that's tasty and well cooked, I'll definitely be back again.'

Think your best local haunt can take on The Tenth Hole Tea Rooms? Get in touch and help us track down The Perfect Breakfast!


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