Pearl's Coffee House opened just one month ago in the listed Pearl Assurance House building on the corner of Chichester Street and Donegall Square East, right next to Belfast City Hall.
Its owned by restauranteurs Neil Johnson (Graze, Ballyhack) and Joe Baillie (Sozo, Antrim Road). They've created a pretty funky little haven for coffee drinkers in the middle of town, where currently they're open for breakfast, brunch and into the early evening, but plans are to extend opening hours into the night time in the coming months, with the addition of a drinks licence also.
In the meantime, you can grab yourself a filled bap, bagel or pancakes for brekkie (take away bap and coffee for £3 from 7-11am). At lunchtime, there are salads and filled ciabattas and subs, and throughout the day you can treat yourself (and others if you like) to something sweet, all made fresh every day by the very talented lady behind Pretty Sweet (check out the FB page below, amazing!).
I went for a slab of Rolo Cheesecake (heavy on the Rolos) and flat white (coffee by Ristretto). Enjoyed among the wilderness of plants and shrubs, original dark wood panelling and a selection of profound proverbs stencilled on the walls. Plus an old tabletop space invaders arcade machine. And if you're ordering to go you can get one of Pearl's reusable coffee 'horns'. So plenty of quirky little touches to keep things interesting.. Give them a follow at the links below and drop in for a nosey soon.
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