I’m always looking for new places to visit. I live by the philosophy “variety is the spice of life!” So I’ve been searching for some new coffee shops to visit. I have my old favourites (Roses Tea Shop and the Tea Parlour) but it’s always good to find some new places.
If you are looking for somewhere a bit different to the usual Costa “Packet”, Cafe Nero’s or Starbucks, then check out the list of Cafe’s below:
The Parlour Tea Room – Viables
I LOVE It here. I haven’t been in a while but the cakes are awesome and if you are hungry I totally recommend the Farmer’s package. It comes on the cutest cake tray’s and there’s LOADS to eat.
You need to book in advance though as it’s so popular now. The best way to book is to phone up.
Little Roses Cafe – behind Elm Tree Garden Centre, on the way to Tadley
I love the Little Roses Cafe but I haven’t been for such a long time! I hope it’s as good as it was when I used to go on maternity leave. I’ve written about Little Roses before HERE. They used to have excellent baby changing facilities and I hope they still do!
Newlyns Farm – just off Junction 5 of the M3.
I like Newlyns Farm for a cuppa and a cake. Plus, if the piglets are out, they are great fun to watch!
I like the cafe in M&S in Chineham because it’s free parking, the cafe has loads of space and seating and it has very serious air conditioning which is perfect in a heatwave! lol.
The men’s toilets also have babychanging facilities which is a plus in my book. The free crayons and drawing paper always go down a treat.
We sometimes go here for dinner as they always have a couple of meals on the menu and it’s always really quiet in the evenings.
The portions are smaller than average but I quite like this. The meals are quite healthy though and the options for little one’s are good quality meals which can also be purchased from M&S Simply Food downstairs.
The Tea Bar – top of town
I still haven’t been here yet, but I hear great things about it.
I haven’t been here either! However, the 1950’s cafe looks fab!
I’ve been here a few times recently and it’s quite nice but the meals are expensive and the facilities for children are no longer as good as they used to be.
It’s nice to go for a cuppa though, especially if it’s nice weather and the garden is open.
Another place I haven’t been too but have heard great things about. Lovely concept and great to support the local community.
The Departures Lounge – on the road to Alton
I’ve only been here once but the time I went it was lovely. The food was good quality and the cakes all home made.
The novelty factor is the airplane that is coming out of the back of the cafe. Awesome for toddlers who are obssessed with airplanes, like mine is! lol.