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Cargoes Cafe

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613 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GT, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9066 5451
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09:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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belfast
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

have been here a few times and enjoyed it. It won't blow you away but it is good and safe. The food is pretty basic and they are usually busy. In a good location on the lisburn road.

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Thank belfastim
Lisburn, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Looking for coffee on Lisburn Rd. Parked outside.As we opened the door to enter a friendly voice said "Good Morning" from behind the counter. I noticed every time the door opened this friendly greeting welcomed the new customers. I ordered coffee & scone. My wife ordered coffee & enquired if they had pancakes. The waitress said "Of course one or... More 

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belfast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Have had lunch here on numerous occasions, and have always found it a very pleasant experience. Breakfast and lunch menus are both excellent and food is always enjoyable. Staff are pleasant and professional

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Always loved here for coffee and snacks during the day (breakfast and lunch) but never tried their dinner service until last weekend when we Went here for a friends birthday. The BYO option was very appealing and it was nice and quiet for a Saturday Evening, the option of a set menu was also very good an hard to find... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Visited last Sunday. Very busy but staff seated us quickly and politely. Orders were taken quickly and the paninis and sandwiches were beautifully presented with potato salad and green salad. The food was delicious using great bread. Could not fault the service. Would definitely return especially as the breakfasts looked fantastic :-)

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Boston
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

Visited here before Christmas for a large group. there was a second large group in at the same time - which was reassuring. I had been here before as a coffee shop but this was my visit as the evening bistro. it had come recommended by the others in the party and was well suited to our needs as it... More 

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Dungannon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Had lunch in Cargoes recently. The decor was quite nice and the staff were pretty friendly. I was very hungry so I was looking forward to a fairly substantial lunch but personally I didnt think there was a great selection of hot food on the menu - mostly salads, sandwiches & breakfast sandwiches. There was also 2 burger choices and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Food basic, tasteless and way, way too expensive. Had two courses - prawn coctail and then salmon, which was so tasteless. At a price of £34.00 per head without alcohol i definitely won't ever be back!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Visited on Saturday evening with my wife for second time in a week. Have frequented Cargoes many times during day but not for evening bistro menu. Menu had changed even within a week with a good selection of choices. Ambience is warm and informal. Service was good with welcoming and attentive staff, even when busy at height of service. I... More 

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Armagh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

It was a horrible wet day and we were looking somewhere to eat and found a spot right outside this café. What a great choice the food was excellent. I had the Spiced Lentil Stew served with flatbread and it was amazing. A real hearty comfort stew full of lentils and fresh veg. My partner had a toastie with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 613 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7GT, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9066 5451
Description
Cafe and Bistro on the vibrant Lisburn Road, Belfast. Specialising in freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches and evening meals, using locally sourced ingredients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?