Avoca Food Hall, Arthur Street, Belfast City Centre
So a friend from work was on the hunt for a really good piece of chocolate cake. it just had to be chocolate cake and absolutely nothing else would do. Did I mention this friend is 7 months pregnant and in no mood to be challenged about this, or anything else for that matter! Thankfully this was the sort of quest on which I was happy to tag along.
A walk through town brought us to Arthur Street. I’d heard that Café Vaudeville do a good dessert but in the end we went just next door to Avoca (maybe next time Café V).
Avoca sells, amongst other things, clothing, cook books, crockery and many other household bits & bobs. They also sell a very nice range of locally made food, some of which is pictured above.
Upstairs you have a choice between the laid back Avoca Cafe and the vibrant and lively Food Hall where we hoped to find chocolate Nirvana.
The Food Hall is a nice bright busy room with a lovely wee hum of lunch munchers chit-chatting away. Plenty of yummy looking hot & cold grub on offer and lots of sweet stuff including of course (and thankfully…) chocolate cake!
I went for a crunchie rocky road (a phenomenon I hadn’t come across before) and a nice strong cappuccino. Both rocky road & cake were excellent as was the coffee, and the company of course!
Avoca is a perfect place to go for a quick shopping break or a longer sit down lunch.
The savoury food did look great so I dare say I will be back for a proper lunch, and some chocolate cake of my own.