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Cafe Smart

56 Belmont Road, Belfast BT4 2AN , Northern Ireland
+44 28 9047 1679
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Ranked #335 of 744 restaurants in Belfast
Cuisines: Contemporary, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Having had several recommendations decided to try Cafe Smart for lunch. What a disappointment. All the mains are ok-ish but over-priced and only ok if you like coleslaw and green leaves which seem to accompany everything. Was also astounded that they have NO provision for kids...no cheaper or plainer dishes and our waitress didn't seem to want to be bothered... More

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Sunny1214, Manager at Cafe Smart, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for reviewing Cafe Smart and I am glad it was recommended to you. Although sorry to read you were not impressed. We have a large menu and although no children's section there are plenty of children's options and we cater for many children daily who are all very happy. We invested in both air conditioning and blinds... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My partner and I regularly visit Cafe Smart for coffee as we live locally. The staff are young but on the ball, friendly and helpful. The cappuccino is excellent ( not the milky bleurgh you get in many larger chains), decaf or skinny is never an issue and the tray bakes are bountiful and delicious. They are open in the... More

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Portadown
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We called in for a wee coffee stop, having been before and enjoying the experience. However we were disappointed today. The seating seemed squashed and the upstairs area was uncomfortable. We ordered scones and filter coffee, the scones were nice but the coffee was not good,cold and weak... No one asked we we alright and we decided to cut our... More

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Sunny1214, Manager at Cafe Smart, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for visiting and reviewing Cafe Smart. I am sorry that you felt the seating seemed squashed upstairs, when busy things can be quite tight but we regularly get complimented on the spaciousness of seating and especially upstairs but I will look into this issue. I am glad you enjoyed the scones but sorry to hear you... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I wanted to question the review that concentrated on the outside of Cafe Smart. We wandered up and down Belmont Road and looked in the wide variety of shops and cafes on a visit from Newcastle upon Tyne England. Loved it! Intimidation? Pass! The cafe is a lovely development from the old shop that was there and it was good... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Since my first visit almost four years ago this place has just got better and better. Like their espresso the staff are the nicest around.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I have been going to this cafe since it opened 3 or 4 years ago and am never disappointed. The good food is homemade, from scones (massive and big enough for two!) to gorgeous soup with homemade speciality breads. Possibly better to go just before or after lunch as it gets busy but it is on two floors and never... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

I have visited cafe smart on a number of occasions and would definitely recommend it!! I can't eat gluten and the kitchen are obviously very knowledgeable about gluten intolerance, even including gluten free crisps alongside sandwiches, a small detail to some but something which really made my day! Great atmosphere, friendly staff!!

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Belfast
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I visit here quite often. It's a really nice place to eat. Lovely selection on the lunch menu and delicious cakes/traybakes available.

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belfast
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146 reviews 146 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We ate here in the evening and we were very disappointed. The two course meal option was chosen by all four of us but we were all aware that the food was unimaginative and boring both in taste and appearance. My fish gougons were just from a packet of the preformed frozen variety while the chips were at best lukewarm.... More

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Sunny1214, Manager at Cafe Smart, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am terribly sorry that you were "very disappointed" by the menu and food. We work very hard in sourcing only the best local ingredients for our monthly changing menu and have had plenty of compliments on allof our food and its "appearance" including the goujons. I am glad you liked the Cafe itself and... More

Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have been to Cafe Smart a few times in the last few years and returned this weekend for some lunch. The place was packed (always a good sign!) which creates a really nice buzz. Service was friendly and I have to highly recommend the chicken coujon wrap! Delicious. It is nice to see Cafe Smart still doing so well.... More

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