Café Bar

The Café Bar is the heart of our gallery, where great food and drink meets a wide range of exhibitions and events. Remember we’ve got free wi-fi, which makes it the ideal place to “work from home” if you are out of the office.

Opening Hours

The Cafe Bar is open 11-4 Wednesday – Sunday in line with the gallery’s hours.


We’re now offering Afternoon Tea at aspex! Click above for more information and online booking (48 hours notice required).

Food & Drink

We aim to focus on fresh & seasonal produce, which is locally sourced where possible from suppliers such as Bransbury Park Butchers and Kookoo. We also make our own soup on the premises.

Not only can you enjoy an illy coffee or a pot of Portsmouth Tea, you can also indulge yourself with our range of bottled beers, ales, cider and wines alongside soft drinks. As part of the gallery, all profit from the cafe is reinvested to support our programme.

Follow us on Twitter @aspexCafeBar for the latest news, and see our current menu below:

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Food MenuAll About Tea     illy         5 Star Food

Kids are Welcome!

We know some Cafés can be a bit stuffy about children – we are anything but!l We’ve got even more menu options for kids with child friendly crockery, plus plenty of room for buggies, a microwave for heating baby food, free craft tables and baby changing facilities. And just so you know, we are breast feeding friendly (of course!).


Our Café Bar is also available for corporate events such as product launches, canape receptions, formal meetings and private parties. Please see our hire page for further details.

Exhibitions & Events

The Café Space features a diverse range of events, from the regular After Hours open mic night (on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm), right through to debates and artist talks. A fast-changing exhibitions programme also means there is always something new to see when you visit.