Platform 19 Café – ££ – 9/10
Breakfast – Lunch – Private Functions
19 Queens Rd, Bournemouth BH2 6BA
We lived in Westbourne for just over a year, and this was our favourite spot for breakfast. They are also open for lunch, and able to host private bookings in the evening. Platform 19 is a unique, antique cafe, where everything inside is for sale, including the furniture you sit on.
The cafe is run by two lovely ladies, Sandra and Carol, with their border collie, Benson. They are very welcoming, and although there’s not loads of seating, it’s rarely full. They play South American music and jazz, giving the perfect Sunday morning vibe. Dogs are also welcome, so it’s become a coffee stop for many dog walkers who are on their way through Bournemouth Gardens.
The English Breakfast (‘Full Steam’ on the menu) is outstanding, and uses locally sourced ingredients. Eggs Benedict with salmon and/or bacon is Ally’s favourite. The coffee is great too, and can be taken away if you’re in a hurry.
Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area, especially for their all day breakfast menu. You’ll need to bring cash though, or take some out at the ATM across the road, because they don’t accept cards.