Top Choice Cafe in County Antrim

The Bank House

Cafe, gift shop, art school and more, the Bank House is a social hub for the residents of tiny Whitehead. Located in a former bank (clue in the name), you're guaranteed a warm welcome from Sinead and her team, some …
Top Choice Cafe in Belleek

Thatch Coffee Shop

This cosy little thatched cottage is Belleek's oldest building (late 18th century); the original rafters are visible above an old church bench on the back wall. The sandwiches and soups are freshly prepared using or…
Top Choice Cafe in Enniskillen

Jolly Sandwich Bar

This cheery place sells divine baked goods and a wide range of sandwiches to eat in or take away. Ingredients include seasonal and local produce. The freshly baked rhubarb and ginger scones are a favourite among the…
Cafe in Glenarm

Glenarm Castle Tea Room & Shop

Sample Glenarm's famous shorthorn beef at this excellent tea room. Produce from the estate farm and kitchen garden are used in its shorthorn beefburger with walled-garden relish and Glenarm organic smoked salmon san…
Cafe in Ballintoy

Red Door Cottage

Fronted by a fire-engine-red door, this little cottage sits 200m off the main coast road along the side road to Ballintoy Harbour. Everything is homemade: soups, chowders, Irish stew, burgers and cakes. The garden's…
Cafe in Belfast

Café Conor

Set in the glass-roofed former studio of Belfast artist William Conor, this light-filled, laid-back bistro offers a range of pastas, salads, burgers and stir-fries, along with favourites such as fish and chips with …
Cafe in Portstewart

Warke's Deli

Warke's makes everything on the premises – Bircher muesli, pancakes, soups, salads and bruschetta included. If you'd rather take a picnic to the beach, you can get hampers made up. Its corner building (where Portmor…
Cafe in Ballycastle

Thyme & Co

Lush salads, shepherd's pie, and salmon and egg crumble are among the homemade dishes prepared using local produce at this welcoming cafe. Many of its cakes and bakes are gluten-free; there's excellent coffee too. S…
Cafe in Antrim Town

Nanabelles Vintage Tearoom

Walk through a charming gift shop to find this 12-seat cafe hidden in the back. Tea is served on vintage china, along with heavenly home-baked scones, biscuits, banana bread, walnut and date bread, and cakes like ca…
Cafe in Carrickfergus


Local favourite Sozo is an unpretentious spot with friendly service and a comfort-food menu of sandwiches and salads through to lasagne, steaks and barbecue pulled pork. It's tiny, so book ahead for dinner.