Best coffee in Belfast, Northern Ireland

The 7 Best Coffee Shops In Belfast

Whether you need your jolt to perk up in the morning or to warm up on a cold and rainy afternoon, find what you’re looking for with some selection. These best coffee shops in Belfast will do just the trick.

Choose from a hot cup of black coffee or a novelty latte in cozy digs.

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1. Established Coffee

This casual haunt features Irish- and American-roasted coffee beans made into expertly brewed coffee and espresso drinks. The shop even features a weekly event on Saturday to teach visitors how to make a better coffee brew at home. The corner shop is spacious, sleek and clean with light bites too. Order a latte with a bite of breakfast.

Best Belfast coffee in Northern Ireland

2. Harlem Coffee

This eclectic and whimsical joint is light and airy, making it a great place for a casual meeting or working in a comfortable space. Set in historic Ulster Hall, the coffee shop is outfitted with antiques and smells glorious thanks to the daily baked goods. Order a sweet treat to go with your macchiato.

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3. Root&Branch Cafe

This design-forward cafe is minimalist yet cozy. It’s light and airy and provides a wonderful place to ease into the day. They serve a sophisticated menu of comfort foods and expertly brewed coffee. If you fall in love with your Joe, they even have a world-wide coffee bean subscription available with seven different roasts available to choose from.

Best coffee in Belfast, Northern Ireland

4. The Coffee House

This restaurant has a traditional Irish pub feel and a menu to match. It’s casual, relaxed and priced well. Their coffee menu extends beyond the run-of-the-mill coffee and espresso drinks to include creamy, cold drinks and sweeter treats too. Go here for a refreshing pick-me-up or a frappe.

5. General Merchants

This restaurant makes some delicious dishes to go alongside your morning espresso or latte. The space is warm with exposed-brick walls and wood interiors. It’s a great combination of modern design with a vintage feel. Order the poached eggs and avocado toast with your coffee.

6. The Dock Café

This is a particularly popular choice even though it is located outside of the city center and in the Titanic Quarter. The interior is eclectic and quirky, and the food is hearty and filling. The coffee is strong, but excellently brewed. Go for a scone and an espresso. If you’re visiting the Titanic sites, this is the place to take a break.

7. The Lamppost Cafe

Set in a former home, this dog-friendly cafe serve a delicious, simple breakfast with exceptional coffee. Take a seat in the inviting, artful space and order a scone with clotted cream and jam to go with your Americano.

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Molly Harris
Molly Harris

Molly Harris is a freelance travel journalist dividing her time between the United States and the Western Balkans.

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