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Cafe Smart

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Cafe, Bakeries, Bistro
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56 Belmont Road, Belfast BT4 2AN, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9047 1679
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Today
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great coffee

Friendly staff, good food and excellent coffee, what's not to like about this cafe? Staff are great for remembering how you like your coffee, and we are regular visitors to Cafe Smart!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Belfast
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Belfast
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, good food and excellent coffee, what's not to like about this cafe? Staff are great for remembering how you like your coffee, and we are regular visitors to Cafe Smart!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Really brilliant choice of scones and tray bakes. I had the raspberry and White choc scone. It was so fresh and tasty and lots of choc! Tea was served in a beautiful iron tea pot. Latte had design on it. Lots of little extra touches made it seem very special. Lovely little milk canisters, really different. Staff lovely and friendly.... More 

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Sunny1214, Owner at Cafe Smart, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Cafe Smart with a 5/5 review. I am glad you liked our famous scones, they are very popular and our team of experienced bakers are always trying out new flavors and ideas. We bake everything in house everyday along with all our savory food being made fresh to order using only the best local ingredients. We... More 

Belfast, UK
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great for a relaxing bite to eat with some wine (BYO) and the piano playing in the background. Good choice of food. Daytime the lunches are well presented and tasty.

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Sunny1214, Owner at Cafe Smart, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing Cafe Smart and giving us a 5/5 review. We are glad you like our Thursday Night Bistro with Live Piano and BYO. Due to its popularity we are starting a Friday Night Piano Bistro also very soon. Kind Regards More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I visit Cafe Smart quite regularly usually for lunches, the food is always so tasty and fresh. The staff are always very friendly and the service is excellent.

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Sunny1214, Owner at Cafe Smart, responded to this review

Thank you for a 5/5 review and lovely comments. We all work extremely hard to maintain such a high level of service and consistent quality of food and drinks. We have been awarded Taste of Ulster membership for 4 years running in recognition of this. Thanks again and hope to see you soon. More 

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nice spot.Very modern and bright. Coffee and food is all excellent and staff are great but - it may be me - I just don't find the building attractive!!! Its modern and bright and the furnishings are excellent but for me it just lacks that extra factor

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Sunny1214, Owner at Cafe Smart, responded to this review

Hi Alan Thanks for your 5/5 review and comments on the coffee, food and staff all being excellent. We all work extremely hard every day to maintain the highest standards in all areas. Our building is unique, most people love it and it works well for our business allowing us to be a Cafe by day and Bistro by night... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Popped in here yesterday for brunch. I had the big breakfast and a coffee. Everything tasted lovely and fresh. The coffee was very nice. Service with a smile and attentive. Only gripes were the size of the cup for a regular coffee and the fact that soda bread was advertised in the breakfast and it came out with a toasted... More 

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Sunny1214, Manager at Cafe Smart, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and reviewing Cafe Smart. I am glad you enjoyed your Breakfast and Coffee. We are currently working hard on a new menu and we will take on board your comment about the regular coffee. As a member of Taste of Ulster we bake everything in house, this includes our breakfast sodas and to be a bit... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I have visited cafe smart lots of times for breakfast, lunch and coffee. The food and service is generally really good. Tonight I was just there for coffee. Overall I find the lunch options slightly overpriced compared to other cafés in the area however they are good quality and so I normally don't mind paying this. Tonight however I was... More 

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Sunny1214, Manager at Cafe Smart, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and reviewing Cafe Smart. We are soon launching a new menu along with new prices and will fully take this comment on board. We do serve though our own blend of branded Coffee which might be more costly than one of the local more common brands. It would have been nice if you had left a... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

perhaps the nicest granola in Belfast. Other nice breakfast/brunch dishes. A favourite on a sat morning. Recommend +++

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Ireland
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I took my family out for breakfast on Friday, the service was very good and the food was fresh and well prepared. I appreciate there is lot of choice in this area but Cafe Smart do it well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Had coffee with a friend one evening. Excellent choice of treats and the staff were lovely. Would definitely visit again

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Additional Information about Cafe Smart

Address: 56 Belmont Road, Belfast BT4 2AN, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: +44 28 9047 1679
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisine: Cafe, Bakeries, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Belmont Road, Belfast BT4 2AN, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9047 1679

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Bakeries, Bistro
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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