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“This porridge is just right” – Goldilocks

“This porridge is just right” – Goldilocks

“This porridge is just right” – Goldilocks 2000 1333 The Editor

Despite the clocks going back, these cold dark mornings are hard work so a nourishing bowl is the perfect way to counteract those winter blues and set you up in the best way for the day. No matter if you like it sweet, fruity, savory or just plain here’s our rundown on where to fuel up.

Caffe Isola

Not only home to delicious hand-roasted coffee, but Caffe Isola in Newport also loads up your porridge with daily specials from berries, apples and cinnamon to simple sugars. Grab a bowl with your morning coffee… breakfast is the most important meal of the day right?


On those chilly mornings in Ventnor, the wind can whip through the streets and make you feel cold to your core. Warm-up in Cantina with a bowl of tasty oats served with brown butter and cinnamon sugar… ooh, simple but decadent!


Early morning travelers need not fret. You can pick up a pot of porridge from the Wight Taste outlets onboard one of Wightlink’s cross-Solent ferries. The Oh So Simple oats take no time to prepare and fill you up ready for your onward journey.

Calbourne Water Mill

On those days when you have a little more time at home, why not be like the three bears and make your own porridge? Buy a bag from Calbourne Water Mills online store or head to your local village shop (such as Brighstone Village Shop or Norris Family Grocers) and treat the family to a wholesome brekkie.

The Editor

Taste of the Wight is the Isle of Wight’s free local guide to food and drink. Now in its fifth year, it has cemented itself as the number one, independent companion for eating out on the Island.

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