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  • Caffeine boost! 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Make and Brew Southampton copy

    8 cafés for hygge vibes this Autumn

    Need a cosy bolthole to shelter from the outside world in? Head off the beaten track and order a flat white the size of your head in one of our handpicked locals.

  • Ready, Steady, BRUNCH! Local spots we love

    The perfect mix of relaxed ambience and foodie fun - it has to be brunch.

  • Pinkies poised?

    If you’re on the hunt for a gift voucher or just after inspiration for a later date, then we’re here to help – feast your eyes on these brilliant afternoon tea spots in Hants & IoW.

  • The Canteen Slide

    The Canteen, Old Portsmouth

    Lunch with a side of ummm.... military history? Muddy heads to The Canteen, a waterfront cafe housed in a former battery and barracks, to try out some top quality nosh.

  • 31 below marylebone

    31 Below, Marylebone

    You can keep Oxford, Bond and Kensington - it's Marylebone High Street and its new watering hole, 31 Below, all the way for me!

  • Cowleyfornication

    Oxford's left-field Cowley Road.

  • Before Sunset

    Rick Stein's outdoor cinema.

  • Easy-breezy Brunch

    Easy-breezy brunch in the countryside.

  • Healthy Food: Hampshire Style

    While the world of health-food faddism plumbs new depths of mad  — Amanda Chantal Bacon’s Moon Juice Dust with cordyceps, reishi and shilajit resin now retailing on net-a-porter for £50 a tin — us sensible mortals are embracing a different way of eating. Books like Bee Wilson’s This Is Not A Diet Book: A User’s Guide to Eating […]

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