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September: Bread and Baking Month

One of our staple foods is undergoing a renaissance. New and different breads and baked goods are emerging in cafés and bakeries across Belfast and with that is coming a resurgence in baking talent. Find a cafe or bakery below where you can taste a little bit of unique foodie heritage. 

Find out more about Northern Ireland's Year of Food and Drink 2016 >>


The Bobbin Cafe

The Bobbin serves great coffee and delicious food seven days a week right in the heart of Belfast City Hall, one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic buildings. Whether it’s a freshly-baked treat and a coffee with friends, a delicious hot meal or lunch on the go, The Bobbin caters to all tastes, using locally-sourced ingredients. Read more >>

The Mission to Seafarers

Did you know that 90 per cent of all goods that arrive in Northern Ireland come by sea? The men and women who bring you these goods face danger every day and the Mission to Seafarers works to support them. Located close to Belfast Harbour, call into the Angel Café and Tea Garden, a unique spot in the city. Delicious homemade food is freshly prepared every day, showcasing local favourites such as Irish stew, scones and fish and chips. You can also enjoy refreshments, relaxing in the cosy lounge and reading area, play pool or bask in the sunshine in their conservatory and tea garden. Read more >>

Belfast Baking Company

With decades of baking expertise, this bakery team loves the kneading, flouring, mixing and creating of baking brilliance. Pop into the bakery and savour fresh breads every morning, or enjoy a sandwich made with their floury Belfast baps. Their cakes aren't bad either; they famously baked a giant Titanic cake to mark the anniversary of the sinking of the ship. Read more >> 

Homemade by Manns

Located on the Boucher Road this little hidden gem of a café is famous for their Queenie's Scones. Passed down over four generations of the family, these traditional scones have been blended with a modern day twist including raspberry and white chocolate, pear, vanilla and almond or the savoury bacon and cheese. Homemade by Manns are passionate about food and baked goods, using only locally sourced ingredients along with time tested, unique recipes, creating a wide variety of delicious food and tasty treats. Read more >>

The Dock Cafe

A cafe with a difference, The Dock is a pop-up space for community, conversation and life in the Titanic Quarter. Everything from the art, the food, the coffee, the photography, and the sculpture is local and homemade. The whole enterprise is volunteer-run, and the ethos is hand-built with love. Enjoy delicious bakes while dabbling with board games and jigsaws over a cup of tea of strong coffee. As an honesty box cafe, you need only pay what you can afford, and even bring in your own food to enjoy on one of the cosy couches. Read more >>

The Lamppost Cafe 

The Lamppost goes beyond the traditional café experience with a Narnia theme to enchant visitors. Enjoy locally sourced coffee and foods, delicious breakfasts served all day, speciality sandwiches and mouth-watering specials. Even the coffee is magical, with Narnia characters and scenes appearing on top of the cappuccinos and lattes, perfect to enjoy with a homemade scone or traybake. Read more >>

Loaf Cafe and Bakery

Choosing to dine at Loaf Cafe means your money will go towards supporting people through the social enterprise, helping people gain qualifications and work experience. Popular items on the menu at the yellow, two-storey eatery include the famous Loaf sausage roll with secret recipe relish, soup of the day with mini wheaten bread and tempting traybakes made by in-house bakers. There are also vegetarian and gluten-free options available every day. Read more >>


Markets

Folktown Market

Every Thursday 11am - 4pm
The Folktown Market is a farmers' and artisan market with the best of local produce, hot food and crafts. Located in Bank Square, the area is full of character and rich in heritage. Find hand-crafted, fresh from the oven bread, artisan loaves, just griddled soda and potato bread and too-good-not-to-try cupcakes with every topping imaginable. Read more >>

St George's Market

Friday 6am-3pm
Saturday 9am-3pm
Sunday 10am-4pm

St George's Market, built 1890-1896, is one of Belfast's oldest attractions. The market is home to some of the finest fresh produce, with customers travelling near and far to sample the delights of Friday, Saturday and Sunday markets. Named the UK's Best Large Indoor Market 2014, you'll regularly find traders like Belfast Bap Co, Anne's Pantry, vegan and gluten-free cakes and buns by Check Out My Buns, Crepes2G, Doughzy Donuts, Life is Sweet American style cupcakes and Delicious serving up unique breads and home-made treats. Read more >>