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Harlem Cafe

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34 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF, Northern Ireland
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Dining options: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
First Ulster Fry

We came here for Sunday brunch during our stay. We waited a while to be seated which we took as a good sign. Eventually with some furniture shifting we were seated in the window. Great tea served in quaint crockery. A gastropub style take on the Ulster Fry (think field mushrooms and homemade bread... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Jo G
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London, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We came here for Sunday brunch during our stay. We waited a while to be seated which we took as a good sign. Eventually with some furniture shifting we were seated in the window. Great tea served in quaint crockery. A gastropub style take on the Ulster Fry (think field mushrooms and homemade bread) set us up well for the... More 

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Renfrew, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I came here for breakfast on a Thursday morning with my friend. We were seated immediately and served quickly. The food arrived promptly. The staff were professional and pleasant. The cafe itself is so quaint - the decor is so unique, quirky and beautiful. It is very whimsical and the atmosphere is relaxing. I didn't enjoy my food, however I... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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78 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This chic brunchy/lunchy place has great coffee. it also serves up some very nice lunch - quiche, sandwiches, salads, soups, curries, etc. The portions are very generous. it's a very popular lunch spot locally.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

After having heard mixed reviews from friends, my partner and I thought we would try Harlem cafe for ourselves on one Sunday morning for breakfast. There was a bit of a que but we were happy to wait. We received lovely food and great friendly customer service that time! Since the experience was a good one I booked it for... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I stumbled upon this hidden gem whilst researching gluten free places to eat in Belfast and I am so glad I visited. My boyfriend and I visited on Sunday morning for a late breakfast., and were surprised at the vast selection of gluten free on the menu. Instantly I fell in love with this place it was so quaint and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

An Excellent Lunch Menu, helpful, friendly staff, ummy food - a relaxed enjoyable experience without feeling rushed in a busy restaurant during the working week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went for breakfast liked it so much We went back twice for lunch food and staff excellent . The decor is so relaxing could have stayed all afternoon.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Visited here last night, first I was impressed with the atmosphere, the style of the cafe and the friendless of our waiter. We arranged to go here before the cinema. We got our drinks which were fantastic, the cocktails were the best I've had however we ordered food, the waiter did warn us it could take a wee while because... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

An extensive breakfast menu in an atmospheric cafe, what more could you ask for on a Sunday morning? Perfect place to treat yourself to a relaxing breakfast with loads of choices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Came in to shelter from the wind and rain after less than an hour in the city, found a beautifully decorated place feeling instantly warmed and comfortable. The Irish-American beef stew I had was hearty and rich. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, helping us decide what to do with our time in Belfast, giving us pointers on where... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?