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US$494 - US$1,304
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Cafe, British
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2.4 km from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
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All reviews hash browns jacket potato cooked breakfast friendly cafe full english lovely little cafe cooked perfectly southsea regulars
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all had a delicious meal, I had 3 sausages mashed potato with onion gravy, dad had cheesey cottage pie and mum had poached salmon. Staff were very friendly and polite. Cafe was also very clean

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 September 2021

This is a gem of a place for breakfast, and I am sure for everything else. This was like having a really good home made breakfast. Food was excellent, service good and friendly, clean and good value for money. Smile cafe is opposite waitrose car...park. You can always tell if some where is worth visiting because that is where the locals eat, and there were plenty of locals enjoy the food and relaxed atmosphere when we visited.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 17 August 2021 via mobile

Staying in Southsea and on our last morning wanted a cafe for breakfast. Seem good reviews so decided to visit, we parked in Waitrose opposite which is a paid car park unless shopping in store. The waitress took our order at the table, the menu...was vast and also catered for children which was good. I had a cooked breakfast which was great, my husband had a sausage sandwich and my son had a cheese sandwich and a milkshake which was served in a kids friendly sealed beaker which was a great idea. A very busy cafe with no seats after we arrived, seems to have a good footfall and no reason for it not to have.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 12 March 2020 via mobile

Me and my friend meet up most Sundays for a breakfast the food is very good and the staff are all very friendly

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 1 February 2020 via mobile

Genuinely the best full English breakfast I’ve ever eaten. And being a builder I’ve had a lot all over the country. Really fresh meat, amazing hash browns and all perfectly cooked. Great service. Very friendly. Relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 28 January 2020 via mobile

Popped in as I was a bit peckish whilst shopping, I was told there would be a wait as it was busy which was not a problem, the food came out fairly quickly still, just a sausage sandwich, I think the sausages had been deep...fried and they didn’t taste great, disappointing when they’re meant to be the star of the dish, the staff are always incredibly friendly and I’m sure I’ll give them another go in the future.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

A really friendly cafe where staff are attentive, and food is tasty with generous portions. Particularly liked how we were asked if our toddler needed cutlery and a plastic plate. Small detail but showed due consideration for little ones. Very reasonably priced, served quickly. Would...recommend and visit another time we’re in the area.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 January 2020

For me this Cafe serves the best breakfast in Portsmouth. The service is excellent and the staff friendly. Everything on my order was cooked perfectly and despite them being busy with all tables taken the food was served quickly. The portion sizes are good while...not being over the top.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2019

Absolutely delicious Blt with incredibly good service.Clearly well run friendly cafe with lots of customers. Thank you

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019 via mobile

Great staff and extremely nice food always happy to help and keep customers happy lives up to their name smileys

Date of visit: August 2019
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Yes, Smile Cafe offers takeaway services.

Smile Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5