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Cafe Melrose

207 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EJ, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9508 5454
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Cafe, International, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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207 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EJ, Northern Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great place for lunch!
"Had a lovely family lunch here.. The sandwiches are so good"
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2. Amazing Food
"the service was brilliant and food was unreal, it was so good"
Sue G
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3. You can BYOB
"also a big pluss is for dinner time you can bring you own alcohol"
leighanne m
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly went in here and got a nice welcome from staff, however the cons far outweighed the pros. We took a look at the menus and it took a while for someone to take our order. We waited for our food for over 40mins, they...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Danielle K
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Family and friends all called in for lunch Saturday afternoon. We required a few tables to be put together including some high chairs which wasn't a problem for staff even though we hadn't booked! Staff are extremely friendly and helpful when asking about menu. The...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank D M
Sinead73_09, Co-Owner at Cafe Melrose, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

D M Many thanks for your very complimentary review. We are delighted that your visit was a good experience and that we could accommodate your needs. We look forward to welcoming you back some evening. We post daily on FB and Instagram and are regularly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted a little breakfast place to spend time with my young daughter cause what else would you do on a Sunday ! Today I opted for the sourdough bread with avocado tomato relish eggs (and I added salmon and switched from poached to scrambled...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KerriSC25
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Came here with my friends in a search of a late breakfast on Tuesday lunch. Once we entered, we received a warm welcome from the staff and got seated promptly down to our table. Menu was big enough and had a selection of items for...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank johnyd766
Sinead73_09, Co-Owner at Cafe Melrose, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you so much Johny firstly for taking the time to review and also for your lovely comments. Delighted the kitchen was able to accomodate your requests and glad your experience was a good one. Hope you will be back soon. Thanks again :-)

Reviewed 2 September 2018

The other half an i called in here on a monday around lunchtime for a bite of lunch while waiting for a hospital appointment to take place , The cafe was quit full at the time but we were seated very quickly given are menus...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank David f
Sinead73_09, Co-Owner at Cafe Melrose, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thank you David for your lovely review of Cafe Melrose. Delighted you enjoyed your visit and food. Really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a detailed review. Hope you will be back soon. :-)

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Was looking for somewhere to grab a coffee with a colleague on Sunday Morning on the Lisburn Road and spotted Cafe Melrose, great welcome, menu and food smells so tempting we went for the full breakfast! Was excellent and set us up for the day,...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Neill F
Sinead73_09, Co-Owner at Cafe Melrose, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you so much for firstly visiting Café Melrose and secondly for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. Delighted to hear you had a pleasant experience and look forward to seeing you back again! Thank you :-)

Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Went in and order eggs, toast and bacon. It was standard. Could have done with more bacon, instead of one fatty rasher brought to me late on a plate. So many better places on the Lisburn Road.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank BigDaddyBoswell
Sinead73_09, Co-Owner at Cafe Melrose, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

So sorry to read that you had such an experience at Café Melrose as we do pride ourselves on high standards. We will certainly look into what happened on this occasion. :-(

Reviewed 2 July 2018

We have been to this cafe several time before and the service was good (by the owners) we had coffee and scones which are excellent, scrambled eggs and toast and coffee is also excellent. We where there today 2/7/18 about 12.15pm and firstly had to...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank canyouanswerthis2018
Sinead73_09, Co-Owner at Cafe Melrose, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

So sorry you had such a negative experience of the Café following previous good visits. The owners don't work in the Café and never have so I hope you made known to the Manager/Supervisor in charge yesterday of your discontent as it should have been...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

This superb, wee foody place is a hidden gem and not enough clientele know of it, if numbers on a Friday evening were anything to judge this by. Staff are exceptionally nice & helpful especially Maria . Food choices are very adequate both from starter...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Linda Ann M
Sinead73_09, Co-owner at Cafe Melrose, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Wow! What a wonderful review! Thank you so much. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and evening. We have passed on your comments to Maria! We agree she is brilliant and really does have a great rapport with customers. Thank you so much again...More

Reviewed 4 April 2018

We ate here early afternoon, and were seated near the back. The décor is different ; comfortable chairs, plain varnished tables and pictures of the Belfast of forty years ago. Personally, I prefer to forget the poverty and deprivation of the so-called "good old days"....More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank 57Boy
Sinead73_09, Co-owner at Cafe Melrose, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Apologies you had to wait anything over the normal wait time for you food. We will look into why this may have happened. We are delighted you enjoyed the food and service and will of course take...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 207 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EJ, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9508 5454
  • E-mail
Belfasts newest eatery Café Melrose boasts an ever changing and wide ranging menu sourced using local ingredients and will include exotic options from traditional African to authentic Chinese food and will also cater for those wanting to eat healthily. In addition to this, there will be a large amount of vegetarian and gluten-free options available as well as daily breakfast specials.
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