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Want to go somewhere a little weird and wacky? Made in Belfast is the place. Decorated with colorful and strange objects, Made In Belfast is like an old curiosity Shop. Still, when it comes to their passion for good food and sustainability, they are immensely dedicated to their cause of using local ingredients. They are especially known for their breakfast dishes and you can't beat their French toast. Enjoy a meal in this quirky restaurant and get a taste of the city.
Causeway Cafe boasts that it is Belfast’s only breakfast, brunch, and lunch restaurant, and while it’s not clear if the distinction is accurate, or self-selecting, the vast menu here by itself makes visiting the cafe for a daytime meal worthwhile. There are eight pages of breakfast and brunch standards, and a lot of surprises. Highlights include a collection of breakfasts from around the world, separate bagel, croissant, and pancake menus, milkshakes, and classically good French toast.
Maggie Mays's has garnered a reputation for serving huge yet moderately priced portions of wholesome Irish cooking. This cafe is especially known for its breakfast selection with options like beans and toast, full fry, and French toast. However, don't forget to stop by later in the day since their lunch and dinner options are pretty tasty too. Maggie Mays's packs in a lot of character with its wooden bench booths and sepia-toned wall painting that depicts an old-time Belfast.
Run by a local not-for-profit organisation, the Common Grounds Cafe is a good place to slow down and smell the roses; or coffee to be more precise. This cafe brews a strong mix that one can enjoy sitting by their patio area. Located in a church building that lends it some character, this cafe prepares some delicious homemade food as well, that consists of fresh bread and warm soup. A hit with the students of the university nearby, this cafe is sure to draw you in with its intimate ambiance.
This serene cafe, to the south of Belfast, has been named on honor of renowned local artist, William Conor, who used this place as his studio in the mid-20th Century. Café Conor welcomes guests through the day, to begin their mornings with a nourishing breakfast, enjoy a light lunch fare or an appetizing dinner. This cafe offers an eclectic menu with preparations from various regions of Europe. Accompany the food with a wine from their list of international labels. Milkshakes and beverages like coffees and teas are also available.
The Bay Tree is a great breakfast spot and coffee shop that you enter by stepping through a rustic 18th Century archway. Situated in the charming village of Holywood just outside Belfast, this area is famous for crafts and alternative lifestyles. So stop for coffee and delicious cinnamon scones while browsing for that pretty piece of pottery in the gallery. There is also a little terrace where you can take your coffee on sunny days. Lunches at The Bay Tree make the most of local produce and the cafe is also open for dinner on Friday evenings.