Neighbourhood Café, one of Belfast’s most popular coffee shops, has reopened in a new location following the devastating fire at its old premises in Cathedral Buildings earlier this year.
The new Neighbourhood Café, located on Commercial Court in the Cathedral Quarter, is now open for business seven days a week following a five-week fitout at its new home.
Neighbourhood Café was previously located in Cathedral Buildings before the premises was destroyed by a fire in October. The fire destroyed everything in the café and its owners, Ryan Crown and Oisín McEvoy, had to start from scratch when they made the decision to reopen in a new location.
Following a call from leading chef Niall McKenna, Ryan and Oisín decided to take the lease of the former home of Hadskis and quickly started work on an ambitious plan to open the new and improved Neighbourhood Café before Christmas.
Just five weeks after taking Niall’s call, Ryan and Oisín opened their new café with the help of several local suppliers. Crown Creative worked on the design and interiors, while Abbey Furniture and Upholstery in Carrickfergus managed the project fitout. Galgorm Group created and managed the fitout of the kitchen at the new premises.
The move has also helped Neighbourhood Café to grow its team. The team from the previous premises was retained, and Ryan and Oisín have added an additional six staff following the move to the larger premises.