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Harlem Cafe

34 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 4860
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (61 reviews)
“poached eggs” (23 reviews)
“potato bread” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Cafe, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
34 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Regulars here for the last couple of years and simply love this place no sorry worship this place.To the funky staff our Paula to our female Barrista to all the staff who cant do enough for their clients you must vist Harlem for Breki/Brunch/Evening dinner.My...More

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I dropped in for an enjoyable breakfast during an April visit to Belfast. The architecture and interior design are charming, eclectic and wonderful. Service was professional and the breakfast menu quite ample! There was a mixture of business people, casual visitors and...More

Thank EglantineTraveler
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Harlem was a great place for breakfast the pancakes were amazing, and service was great will definitely return when back in Belfast

Thank Gareth D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went here for a relaxing brunch before heading off for the day. Fantastic menu of local produce presented in simple and innovative combinations. Very happy to adapt to meet food intolerances. Definitely a place to go back to.

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there a few times while I was living in Belfast and enjoyed it every time (breakfast, lunch, tea time). The place is just so charming with its peculiar decor and inviting atmosphere. The food is delicious and portions are abundant, service is good and...More

Thank Lafei
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting decor and helpful, friendly staff. £9 for omelette, I was expecting something special and packed with bacon and cheese. Unfortunately it was overcooked and dry, with very little filling. And £3.20 for a Cappuccino is more expensive than London.

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have breakfasted a few times at this restaurant & would also treat myself to a lunch now and then. Always great food and friendly efficient staff ( thou at lunch it can get a bit too busy for my patience & comfort). So a...More

Thank akmawhinney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just called in with my daughter &babygranddaughter at11.30am today to this vibrant ,buzzing place.It is just beside the UlsterHall. It provides a very individualised service,despite being full of customers. The waitress service was truly superb with a bubbly ,relaxed attitude of each staff member .Coffee...More

2  Thank Linda Ann M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Harlem was recommended by the staff at the nearby Premier Inn. It was busy but we were seated straight away and our order taken by a very pleasant young girl. I had the scrambled eggs with smoked salmon and avocado, and my husband had...More

1  Thank LizzieR1963
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Place is full of life and the decor is very elegant. All this is topped with excellent food. Must visit when in belfast. Walkable from europa bus Centre.

Thank supriyah
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Do they take bookings?
2 February 2017|
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Response from Lisa G | Reviewed this property |
yes they do. it gets quite busy, but they are very accommodating.
Cliona M
Would you recommend booking this for breakfast on a Sunday morning?
18 July 2016|
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Response from Cliona M |
Thank you! I was planning on going to St George's Market the day before for breakfast in fact! I am veggie so might look into Tony and Jens! Thank you all!
Everything about this this place is amazing; I have never before made a point of writing a review about somewhere but this place is by far the nicest I have ever been. My girlfriend and I eat out quite a lot, from your usual restaurants to fine dining, but this tops them all.The restaurant itself is beautiful, .Had a quick lunch today Thursday 5/02/15 The food was the best meal the Chicken Fajitas i have ever had in my entire life!! Cannot wait to come back here for my birthday in August Absolutely incredible! Visited February 2015
7 February 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9024 4860
  • E-mail