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Located within the Pavilion at Southsea Tennis Club, they are open to everyone! So now you can come and sample the delicious grub every day of the week!

Specialising in locally sourced breakfasts, international brunches, and classic English lunches, they aim to be Southsea's most family friendly cafe. With the splash pool just in front, tennis courts on both sides, a play house, and all sorts of toys & books to entertain the little ones, adults can relax and enjoy.

They are fully licensed and have a huge rose garden, so you can sit back and enjoy a beer with your brekkie in sunny Southsea.

All the meat and dairy is high welfare; meaning free-range or organically raised, as well as reared within Hampshire’s borders. Eating with the seasons means their vegetables are nearly always from the UK, and if Hampshire’s rich soil grows it, we cook it!

The club is also available to hire for all types of event. Contact them for more details.



  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Wheelchair user accessible


  • Banqueting
  • Full liquor licence
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Private dining areas
  • Special diets catered for
  • Take away food
  • Traditional Sunday Roast
  • Vegetarians catered for

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's Meals
  • Children's menu
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair(s) available
  • Indoor children’s play area

Establishment Features

  • Beer Garden
  • Bring your own drink (corkage charge)
  • Dogs admitted on a lead
  • Dogs welcome
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Groups accepted
  • Groups by arrangement
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Live Music
  • Local Produce
  • Marquee Space Available
  • Open all year round
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Special Opening for Groups by Arrangement
  • Wine Selection

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Secure cycle parking

Payment Methods

  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • ShaunL
      Clanfield, United Kingdom
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      Nice cakes let down by the drinks
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 17th September 2020
      First time visit to the cafe which is situated in the Southsea Tennis Club. First impressions look good. Tables inside and out plus takeaway too which is what we chose. Went for two strawberry... Read full review
    • tommy_tucker12
      Poor service and disorganisation
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 20th September 2020
      I’d like to start this review by allowing for the fact that we are in crazy times at the moment and this makes hospitality a real challenge and working in the industry myself I understand the... Read full review
    • Sarah C
      Amazing Cafe in great location
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th October 2020
      We found your lovely cafe on the way to a trip to the sealife . We throughly enjoyed our vist and felt very Covid safe . We only had morning coffee stop but we had lovely drinks and some sourdough... Read full review

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    Watkins & Faux


    Watkins & Faux, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Hants, PO5 3PB

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    Opening Times

    Watkins & Faux - Open all year (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
    Monday - Sunday09:00 - 16:00*
    Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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