Serves meat, veg options available. One of few cafes in the area offering vegan food. Menu features English breakfast food, burgers, chips, soups, salads, roasts. Vegan choices are labeled and include vegan burger and sausage, cake. Price: Moderate more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, British, Western, Non-veg
49 Marmion Road
Portsmouth, England PO5 2AT
Closed time

Tue-Fri 9:00am-3:30pm, Sat 9:00am-4:00pm, Sun 9:30am-3:00pm

  • Accepts credit cards


First Review by Richard Ross
  • vegan

Surprising Find!

Posted on 09 / 01 / 2014

Was not expecting to find a full English vegan big breakfast in Portsmouth. Just great. While it won't suit a lot of vegans I actually quite like that a standard cafe caters for all. Big vegan breakfast included veg sausages, hashbrowns, baked beans and more. Very impressed.

Pros: Vegan Fry Up, Friendly Staff, Clearly Labelled Veg Items
Cons: Not a 'quaint' style of cafe
  • vegan

An Oasis in a vegan desert

Posted on 06 / 02 / 2014

The Smile Cafe is, as the title says an oasis in the vegan desert that is Portsmouth and it's surrounding area.

This will be the only place you will find that will sell vegan food which include an all day vegan full English.

I have been going to this place for a while and they offer a lot of vegan options, even the vegetarian opens can be made vegan on request (most of the time).

Pros: Only vegan friendly place in Portsmouth, Decent selection of vegan food, Friendly staff
Cons: Can be pricey depending on order, Doesn't open in the evening. 4pm Close.
Richard Ross
Richard Ross
  • vegan

Vegan options in friendly Southsea cafe.

Posted on 04 / 12 / 2014

Southsea, indeed Portsmouth as a whole, is rather a wilderness for vegans so we were pleased to find Smile when we visited the area on Saturday 5th April 2014. It serves standard cafe food - all day breakfasts, sandwiches, salads, roasts, omelettes, chips - with vegetarian and vegan options clearly labelled. Staff are welcoming and knowledgeable and the food is freshly prepared and tasty. They even have vegan cakes!

Pros: A choice of vegan options., Friendly staff, Good food
Cons: Not a vegan cafe, No telephone number.


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Last updated: 2014/04/11


Added: 2014/04/11


Added by: Richard Ross