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Thornleigh Gardens | Ballyholme, Bangor BT20 4NW, Northern Ireland
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Go for lunch almost weekly.Always freshly made delghts,from soup.goats cheese and fig tartlets,wheaten/sour dough bread and the pastries are to die for.Have tasted the homemade chutney, always want more.Service is super even though it can be busy.Nowhere like it in Bangor.

Thank GINAG173
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

I went because it had gluten free options. They offered to make me gf pancakes (with bacon and syrup) and there were other options as well. I have had the same snack in a different place and got a lot more and cost less. My husband got a sausage roll which came with some side salad (but more of a... More 

Thank Suzanne H
Bangor, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017

A lovely spot to share a coffee and beautiful scones made on the premises. Care and originality put into the lunchtime meals. A special little spot to eat.

Thank joanfarrell2000
Bangor, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017

One of the best coffee shops I know. All food prepared and /or baked on the premises. There is NOTHING for sale that you won't enjoy. All made from the finest ingredients with as much as possible organic. Great husband & wife team who are such lovely people. Also do take away or private orders.

Thank Rita R
Belfast, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Tucked away somewhat from the centre of Bangor - just off the Donaghadee Rd out of Bangor. Came here with a friend who has been there a number of times otherwise wouldn't have known about it. A small space very simply furnished but very friendly with lovely food. I had a lovely home made sausage roll with a salad which... More 

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

We regularly pop in for tea/coffee and a slice of cake or occasionally something more substantial. I'm gluten free and there is always a delicious choice available. The service and atmosphere make it a lovely stop for a break.

Thank Emma M
Bangor, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2016

This is a great little coffee shop situated about a mile out of Bangor on Thornleigh Gardens (just off the Donaghadee Road). It is small with only about a dozen tables but has a nice ambience and is well worth a visit. Filter coffee (with free refills) is £1.80 and scones are also £1.80. Try the blueberry and lemon scones... More 

1 Thank Alan1Bangor
Belfast, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2016

It's not that big, it's nearly always full, the standard of food especially for those seeking gluten free is excellent, well worth a visit

Thank TrevorMagee
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

No complaints about the food but the prices are a bit mad, being fair, £27 for 2 adults is a bit steep really. The display counter overwhelms the space and thus, the main area is squashed. They do have a convenient kids play area but unfortunate customers must sit directly outside the toilet, could be rearranged more efficiently. Would still... More 

1 Thank OKANEK77
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2016

This small cafe is excellent, I go there regularly, not least because of their excellent gluten free options and willingness to accommodate my dietry needs. Lovely quality food and home baking. There is a small play area for children with a chalkboard wall which the children in my family enjoy. It is small and gets busy so can be a... More 

Thank Amanda N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thornleigh Gardens | Ballyholme, Bangor BT20 4NW, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Down  >  Bangor

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?