10 Insta-worthy Hampshire cafes
Scandi skater vibes, hanging plants, neon signs – these ultra instagrammable Hampshire cafes are sure to bring creds to your feed.
From palm-filled interiors to dainty cakes, colourful coffees and outrageous Insta attitude, Hampshire’s got some fantastic indie eateries. Want to mix up your coffee fix? Swerve the generic high street chains and head to one of these Instagramable cafes instead. Eat, drink and snap what you discover for the ‘gram. And hey – don’t forget to tag us! @muddyhantsiow.
Proudfoot & Co., Winchester – @proudfoot_uk
Tucked away in a historic building on St. Thomas Street the quirky, indie-owned Proudfoot & Co. cafe feels somewhere between an apothecary and an explorer’s conservatory. Smart wooden furniture and leafy green plants are blended beautifully with wall height cabinets filled with ingredients. Swap your flat white for a warm English cobnut milk (above). Or how about a prohibition-esque Hampshire Honeydew cocktail?
Cuppies ‘n’ Cream, Hartley Wintney – @ cuppiesncream
On to North Hampshire, and the picture-perfect village of Hartley Wintney. The cute courtyard Cuppies ‘n’ Cream baking studio and cupcake cafe has graced many an Insta feed with beautiful coffees and treats, not to mention the gorgeous rose wall backdrop. Big news too that they’re poised to open a new outlet just up the road in Yateley. Cupcakes all round!
Coffee and Drift, Lymington – @coffeeanddrift
Gorgeous Insta-worthy crew, food and quayside location. Little wonder Lymington’s Coffee & Drift have plenty of happy regulars, as well as pulling in a long-line of visiting tourists. The hearty brunches, pretty salads and artistically topped coffees here are guaranteed to make your Insta-friends drool…
The Canteen, Hotwalls, Old Portsmouth – @canteenhotwalls
Housed in a historic red brick battery and barracks, smack bang on the seafront, peer through the red brick arches at The Canteen and look straight out to the Solent. Also based here, the Hotwalls artist’s studios are full of local creatives, with paintings, jewellery, clothing and all kinds of other artisan wares to discover.
Kimbridge Barn, Romsey – @kimbridgebarn
A lovely spot to brunch, lunch or go for a slap-up afternoon tea, the historic, light-filled Kimbridge Barn serves-up delicious dishes. Located right on the River Test there’s beautiful pics to be had outdoors. Credit-card warning on the snappable shop which is full of local goodies from indies like The Consortium, Beckys Beezzzs and The Garlic Farm.
Ashby’s, Winchester – @ashbyswinchester
Winchester’s newest and certainly pinkest café, Ashby’s has gone all out to establish itself as one of the city’s most Instagrammable cafes. Pretty blossoms, styled-up brunches, pink drinks and pastel covered macarons – yep, they’ve nailed it.
Salt Shack Café, Hayling Island – @saltshackcafe
There are so many fabulous harbourside cafes in our patch (I feel another round-up coming on). Tough competition but with its pretty parasoles, yachtie views, BBQ-cooked food and holiday vibe on sunny days, this one, in Hayling Island’s Northnea marina, is the most Instagrammable on the coast.
Hideout Coffee Company, Southsea – @hideoutcoffeecompany
Southsea’s edgy Hideout Coffee Company is full of attitude and outrageous Insta statements (be warned!). It’s a favourite with students, Instagrammers and local caffeine-addicts – and with good reason. Don’t be put off by the ‘dirty donuts and corrupt coffee’ it professes to sell. In truth, service is pleasant, the coffee is great and the fresh-baked donuts look and taste amazing.
The Orangery Tea House at The Garden Society, Eastleigh – @ the_garden_society
‘Grammable at every turn, this tea house, boutique garden and home shop was founded by design-loving best friends. Farmers market brekkies, all-day brunches and lovely lunches are served up in the pop-in tea room. Or book beautifully-decked out dining spaces, themed as an English garden potting shed, secret garden and Balinese retreat.
Saltwater Cafe, Milford on Sea – @saltwatermilford
A finalist in the 2021 Muddy Awards and rated as the best cafe in Hampshire on TripAdvisor, this family-owned cafe on Milford-on-Sea’s High Street ticks all the right weekend boxes. Vegan-friendly with a laid-back vibe, there’s plenty to fuel up on before or after a coastal walk. Think hearty all-day breakfasts, belting burgers, bagels, Asian poke bowls, sushi and bao buns. Add in the Scandi décor and it’ll all team beautifully with crashing wave snaps on your ‘gram.