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Pots of Coffee

13 The Square, Ballyclare, Newtownabbey BT39 9BB, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9334 0903
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (23 reviews)
“tray bakes” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, British, Grill, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
13 The Square, Ballyclare, Newtownabbey BT39 9BB, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Provides exactly what you want when going for a coffee.Excellent service by friendly and efficient staff,nothing is too much trouble,always aiming to please. Scones are to die for,and such a variety. Shop in the gift department,and while your purchases are being expertly gift wrapped (free)...More

1  Thank anita c
OwnerMark, Owner at Pots of Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Thanks so much Anita for your kind review of your recent visit to Pots. It is Pleasure to serve our guests and we aim to treat all of our visitors just the way we would want to be looked after ourselves. Gift wrapping is our...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

Went to Pots a few Saturdays ago, love this place. We had such a lovely lunch, very nice setting and the shop always has a lovely mellowed atmosphere. Staff are great, very attentive and always busy busy. The toasties, soup and sandwiches, tray bakes, tea...More

1  Thank 14Ash14
OwnerMark, Owner at Pots of Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Aw.... that is such a nice review of your visits to Pots. It is lovely for the team at Pots to hear that you and your son really enjoy coming to Pots. We work very hard to produce both top quality freshly prepared food and...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed delicious coffee and a tray bake which was wrapped I thought this was a good idea . Everything was good and staff extremely nice . Now I have made my first visit I will be back might even bring the...More

2  Thank Yvonne S
OwnerMark, Owner at Pots of Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Hi Yvonne, thank you so much for your kind review. It was lovely to chat with you the other day and I am delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Pots. Mark

Reviewed 10 October 2017

Lovely place to eat, food is all fantastic and buns, cakes and scones are amazing! Staff are lovely.More

1  Thank Ballyclarian
OwnerMark, Owner at Pots of Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review of your visit to Pots. I'm delighted that you enjoy all our gorgeous home baking. As you saw all of our food is freshly prepared here on the premises so that customers get the best possible fresh produce. With...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This is one of my local coffee shops in ballyclare and it's the best by far. It is a fantastic place to eat and relax, and the food is delicious! Even my kids love to pop in for a snack as the staff are always...More

1  Thank Martha O
OwnerMark, Owner at Pots of Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review of Pots. We really appreciate your positive feedback, it's nice to know that the team's hard work and dedication is appreciated. We ve to see Folks of every age coming into Pots and especially the wee ones....More

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

I stood at the wait to be seated sign for 5 minutes while staff rushed chaotically by then had to ask could I sit down there were plenty of empty seats ? Sat 15 minutes as again staff rushed by enquiring to other staff where’s...More

Thank jojoNorthernIreland
OwnerMark, Owner at Pots of Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

Oh dear, your experience sounds dreadful indeed and this is most certainly not how we aim to treat our guests. I'm really not sure what happened on the occasion of your visit. Could you possibly email me details of the Day and time of your...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I've had breakfast in here a few times & it's always been lovely. Some of the young staff are very pleasant and helpful. Only downside is walking through the kitchen to get to the back part of the coffee shop! Definitely doesn't put me off...More

1  Thank RACHEL B
OwnerMark, Owner at Pots of Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Hi Rachel, Thank you for your kind review of your visits to Pots. I'm glad that you enjoy your breakfasts here. We have tried to produce a good varied breakfast menu, from our ever popular Brioche French Toast to Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict as well...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

This is my local coffee shop of which there are probably 4 in our town. However, I have to say the quality of the food matches the ambience and friendliness of Mark, Rosie and all the staff.....FIRST CLASS. you just have to try it.

1  Thank HollyL
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great for breakfast lunch or a coffee and something sweet. Fab service nice atmosphere and good variety

1  Thank rhalliday11
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Can be very busy but beautiful good menu and great selection of buns. Lovely shop to browse aswell. Not great for children as can be very busy and dinning area is small.More

Thank rhalliday11
OwnerMark, Owner at Pots of Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2017

Thanks very much for your kind review. Here at Pots you are right to say that we can be very busy, especially since we retained our Best Food & Drink Award for a second year running. We cater for lots of children and families everyday...More

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Valerie N
24 May 2015|
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Response from mark d | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, unfortunately we are currently not open in the evenings.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 The Square, Ballyclare, Newtownabbey BT39 9BB, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  County Antrim  >  Newtownabbey  >  Ballyclare
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9334 0903
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We are an independently owned coffee shop serving Segefredo Italian Barrista coffee. We have seating for 120 guests in a variety of seating areas and styles from comfy sofas to individual booths. Table Service is provided to all our guests. We serve All Day Breakfasts such as French Toast and Breakfast Bagels, homemade scones, and Eggs Benedict to give you a flavour. Lunchtime is very popular serving, Paniniis, Bagels, freshly prepared soups, sandwiches, toasties, Deli Rolls, as well as a variety of platters such as Seafood, Plougmans and Antipasti. Our deserts are made on site including 16 different tray bakes, our Signature Pots Pavlova, Bannoffee, Chocolate Cake, Apple Pie and Lemon Meringue to mention only a few. Your Barrista will be happy to craft for you a Speciality Coffee or one of our Tea selections.
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