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Harlem Cafe

34 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9024 4860
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (62 reviews)
“poached eggs” (23 reviews)
“potato bread” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34 Bedford Street, Belfast BT2 7FF, Northern Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We asked at the Visitors' Centre where we might get a Gluten Free cake for afternoon tea and the gentleman we asked recommended this restaurant as it wasn't too far away. While they only had one choice, a Coffee Cake, it was different to the...More

Thank kerilou
Reviewed 5 days ago

Met three friends for lunch last week. It was the first time that I had visited. Harlem was buzzing. What a quirkily decorated establishment! Got our table, eventually, as our booked one had been given away to someone else of the same name?! Why weren't...More

Thank WendyR390
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Initially upset to discover menu was only brunch menu on Sunday but..... Place was incredibly busy but we were quickly seated and looked after well by friendly staff. The restaurant is really quirky in its decor. Each of the menu choices had further options. All...More

Thank Daisydreaming
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Can't fault this place- this place is so lovely. Every time I go I'm greeted by lovely staff from when I enter the place to when I leave . Great service and lovely food. Can't resist popping in for a wee coffee and traybake when....More

Thank Sarah_2449
Reviewed 6 days ago

The decor and atmosphere in this cafe are brilliant, and the food was absolutely delicious. I'd give it 5 stars if we hadn't been ignored most of the evening by the waiters. It was a Saturday night, yes, and it was busy, yes, but even...More

Thank feverflo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a group of 22 Nottinghamshire farmers fly into Belfast today. I had chosen Harlem cafe in Bedford St to feed them lunch. Faye and her team looked after them very well and the farmers were all happy and extremely impressed. They were extremely disappointed...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me & my friend visited Belfast to watch our mate fight in the waterfront auditorium, we stayed round the corner in the Clayton hotel a 2 min walk from Harlem Cafe. We ate breakfast there Saturday & Sunday I got the poached eggs on both...More

Thank PaulyRLFC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the decor, staff so friendly, great breakfast/brunch menu. good quality food coffee & Bloody Mary's! We were visiting Belfast for the weekend and staying nearby, the chap who owned the apartment recommended the place, so we went for brunch on Saturday morning. We were...More

Thank Butterfly787
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Belfast for 4 days and ate breakfast at Harlem Café 3 times. First visit I ordered the poached eggs and veggie sausages and it was delicious. Eggs were perfectly poached. I like it so much I ordered it again on my second...More

Thank Nikki N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a table last minute and we're somewhat surprised to get one on a Saturday night. Now I know why! There were several other empty tables and one would have thought that the service would be excellent so that they could increase their profile....More

3  Thank Madeline C
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they take bookings?
3 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!
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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