Madeira Colonnade is a line of shops to the east of the Aquarium Terraces. It was built in the late 1920s, and is showing its age quite a bit. It has the usual sort of seaside mix of fish and chip retaurant and cafe, fishing tackle shop, gift shop with naughty post cards, etc. and public toilets. The toilets are functional but rather unattractive and in need of some renovation.
The Madeira Cafe at the eastern end of the colonade is popular with motorcyclists, partly because of the handy, adjacent parking for bikes. Almost any day of the week you'll see at least a couple of motorbikes parked up. In addition to fish and chips, it offers the usual transport cafe type fare.
In addition to the Madeira Cafe there is also Waves Cafe Bar and the Seagull Restaurant. And the seagulls (herring gulls) are never far away!
On a long road with few shops the colonade is the only offering - apart from a couple of art galleries - and therefore the covered colonade does a roaring trade on event days, and if the weather suddenly turns foul.
Not forgetting Volks the "musically motivated clubbing" venue which is also open during the summer months as a bar that serves food.
And the fortune teller!