REVIEW – Porto & Fi, Newhaven


Porto & Fi is a family run cafe-deli-bistro in Nehaven, named after the harbour area (porto) and the head chef Fiona (fi).

Porto & Fi, Newhaven

Porto & Fi, Newhaven

I visited on a Friday morning around 10.30am and there wasn’t a table free which is testament to how popular this place is with locals and people who travel down to the area to sample their delicious food.

Breakfast is served until noon every day and all day Sunday.  Choices include eggs benedict on a bed of smoked salmon, £6.25 or an Ayrshire bacon roll at £2.95.

Their lunch and dinner menu (last orders 7.30pm) has a fantastic range of dishes, including a fish pie topped with a leek mash, £8.95 and for the vegetarians a chickpea and spinach cassoulet with honeyed sweet potato, £7.95.  They also do smaller portions if you don’t have the biggest appetite in the world and a ‘little people’ menu.  Highchairs are available and families welcomed.

Wi fi is available if you are catching up with work over tea and cake, which I was doing.

I opted for a pot of breakfast tea at £1.50 and a honeymoon slice at £1.80 which I’m pleased to report was simply mouthwateringly delicious but over all too soon.

Honeymoon slice

Honeymoon slice

There was a lovely atmosphere with a buzz in the air as people exchanged their news whilst enjoying good food.  Despite is being so busy, service was still efficient.

Porto & Fi have a ‘vault’ down the stairs which houses ranges of their products such as olive oils, pastas and chickpeas, alongside well known brands such as Hawkshead Relish Company and their fine selections of chutneys and jams.

Porto & Fi Shop

Porto & Fi Shop

I have eaten here for dinner before and recommend Porto & Fi  for good quality food at reasonable prices.  I would advise to book a table if you have a timeframe to work around and definitely at the weekend as this place fills up very quickly.


Suitable for disabled ?   Yes entry on ground floor, as are the toilets.  Only place that’s not accessible is the vault shop down stairs.

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