Pocket sized Coffee

So a speedy dander one lunchtime brought me to the aptly named pocket which sits right across the road from the impressive Queen's University Lanyon Building (sadly half covered in scaffold at the minute). They've managed to squeeze a coffee house into what is really a living room, on the ground floor with a couple … Continue reading Pocket sized Coffee

Coffee by Quarters

Belfast has very recently settled itself into the very trendy position of being divided into “Quarters”. There do however seem to be 5 Quarters to speak of (i’ll just pause while you try and get you head round that one)... So there’s the Titanic, Cathedral, Linen, Gaeltacht and Queens (or University) Quarters plus the City … Continue reading Coffee by Quarters

Ohh Social

A Great Way to be Social

So there's been plenty of talk about the Ohh Social app recently from myself, other bloggers and plenty of people in general. If you haven't heard of it or haven't got a chance to look at what it’s about, read on, and also check out the fantastic offer that Ohh Social have given me for … Continue reading A Great Way to be Social

YAHI’s New Breakfast Menu

So the folks at YAHI invited me along to try their new breakfast menu which launched last week. No need to ask me twice! This is one of my favourite cafes in Belfast. YAHI’s coffee is great and their food is fresh and different. They’ve recently upped their game with starting to stock a new … Continue reading YAHI’s New Breakfast Menu

Glass House Coffee and Flapjack

Glasshouse Coffee Lisburn

Now i always get a little nervous when I write about a place in Lisburn. I've read more than few snippets of criticism of the City since starting this blog. Lisburn Square has been the target for some of this criticism, and it has to be said, the Square can lack a little atmosphere at times, and it has … Continue reading Glasshouse Coffee Lisburn

YAHI Christmas Sandwich Launch

Christmas is Coming! It's mid November, the Belfast Tree Lights switch on is looming along with the opening of the Continental Market at City Hall. The temperatures have plummeted to slightly below baltic and 'I'm a Celeb' is back on the telly. It's the perfect time to start getting excited about Christmas! Yesterday I was invited … Continue reading YAHI Christmas Sandwich Launch

Kaffe O

Kaffe O | Botanic | Belfast Belfast is home to two Kaffe O's. The original located in the ever expanding food hub that is the Ormeau Road and its little Brother, which opened at the start of the year, right in the middle of the plethora of eateries along Botanic Avenue. Every time I've passed … Continue reading Kaffe O

Bullitt Hotel Belfast Coffee Kees Van Der Westen

Bullitt Hotel Belfast | Coolest Coffee in Town

Bullitt Hotel, Church Lane, Belfast Bullitt Hotel is Belfast's newest hotel. A 4 star haven for anyone wishing to visit this great city. It's been portrayed as the hippest hotel around, flooding social media with sneak peaks and hype long before it's opening earlier this month. Bullitt Hotel's Courtyard Bar I hadn't planned a visit quite … Continue reading Bullitt Hotel Belfast | Coolest Coffee in Town

Coffee and WiFi…Easily

Coffee and WiFi. Two of life's absolute necessities are they not?! Having done most if my growing up in the 90s (depending on who you ask, I may still be growing up) I guess this is a natural or perhaps a man-made evolution of 'Coffee & TV' that Blur famously sang about. These days, the … Continue reading Coffee and WiFi…Easily

Cafe Le Petit Ormeau

Cafe Le Petit Ormeau, Ormeau Road, Belfast Le Petit Ormeau was the venue for an all too rare Family outing with Mum, Dad and Auntie. The cafe is situated on the Ormeau Road which has seen a lot of activity lately when it comes to opening of cafes and restaurants. So much so that there’s now … Continue reading Cafe Le Petit Ormeau

Ground Espresso Bar | Bangor

So Nic, the boys and I visited the Ground in Toscana Retail Park, Bangor earlier today. Now I've been to a few different Ground cacafes and I must say this has to be one of the best, especially for the kiddies. Friendly and very understanding staff plus a great wee 'playground' (nice) area to keep … Continue reading Ground Espresso Bar | Bangor

Good Food & Wine Co. New Mocha

Back in 2012 the Good Food & Wine Co. was established by Nick Lestas and Michelle McNicholl-Lestas. Their goal was to produce high quality artisan food using local ingredients, suppliers and producers. In the 4 years since, they have managed to do this to such an extent that they have earned several acolades including some … Continue reading Good Food & Wine Co. New Mocha

Franklin & James

Franklin & James Espresso Bar, Bedford House, Bedford Street, Belfast Now here’s a great spot if you’re a coffee nut. I don’t pretend to be an expert but I'm a lot more into my coffee than I used to be. So this place is sparkling new, up on the mezzanine just inside the recently refurbished … Continue reading Franklin & James

Back to Avoca

Avoca Food Hall, Arthur Street, Belfast So was back at Avoca for lunch yesterday with Nic and my wee Son. A really laid back space to spend your lunchtime in. Plenty of tasty looking food on display both to eat in and take home, salads sandwiches tray bakes and cakes to name a few. Some … Continue reading Back to Avoca

The Crum

The Crum, Crumlin Road Gaol, Crumlin Road, Belfast So a brisk walk in the sweltering Monday lunchtime heat brought me up the Crumlin Road and to the Gaol, now a fully revamped tourist (and local folk) attraction hosting concerts, conferences, weddings and complete with guided tours, gift shop and a café, The Crum. The Crum … Continue reading The Crum

Coffee Al Fresco

So Belfast and Northern Ireland as a whole is enjoying a rather strange and yet fantastic spell of sunny weather resulting in elevated moods, barbecues and paddling pools amongst other things. One other inevitability is the lunchtime rush (by those unfortunate enough to be in work) to get to somewhere with outside seating to enjoy a coffee, sandwich … Continue reading Coffee Al Fresco

New Lunch Menu @ YAHI Cafe

YAHI Café, Great Northern Mall, Great Victoria Street, Belfast YAHI Café in Belfast's Great Northern Mall has been open for just over a year now and has quickly established itself as one of the coolest and most popular cafés around. Each day brings a queue of commuters awaiting their morning caffeine fix and often they'll be tempted … Continue reading New Lunch Menu @ YAHI Cafe

Welly Weekend

So on Saturday I spent the morning and a good portion of the afternoon as it turned out, with my 2 boys in Belfast. The sun was shining and we were on a mission....in our wellies! We were heading to the new Ground Café, a place I've visited a few times since opening and reviewed … Continue reading Welly Weekend

Learning How to Brew

YAHI Café, Great Northern Mall, Belfast City Centre I had a great night on Wednesday at YAHI Café in Belfast. Their first home coffee brewing master class hosted by Gregory Wincenty – Cichy, the current Irish Aeropress champion. We were taken on a journey through the various recipes and brewing styles used to make a … Continue reading Learning How to Brew

St George’s Market

Another trip to St George's Market on a day when it actually started to feel like Spring for the first time. The place was packed and there was a wonderful buzz in the air. I love this place. I love the noise, the smells, the music and of course the food. A real proper showing … Continue reading St George’s Market