With summer just around the corner, the Causeway Coastal Route is bound to be full of day-trippers and tourists looking to settle down with a fresh cup of coffee and delicious treats while viewing some spectacular sights. 

Taste Causeway, an organisation set up to promote and raise awareness for the wide array of exceptional food and drink providers along the Causeway Coast, has 10 exceptional cafes on the roster that you should make a priority to visit this summer.

Check them out below:

  • Babushka Kitchen Cafe, Portrush

Made with love in Portrush, Babushka Kitchen Cafe has made the South Pier their home over the last six years. Partnering with a number of local producers, you can enjoy delicious food and traybakes while taking in the fresh sea air. 

Babushka Kitchen Cafe is open everyday from 9:15am to 5pm, however their stock is limited so make sure you arrive before it all sells out. 

More information on Babushka Kitchen Cafe can be found here https://www.babushkakitchencafe.co.uk 

  • Broughgammon Farm Cafe, Ballycastle

Open every Friday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm, Broughgammon Farm Cafe invites you to enjoy their incredible menu complete with Bailies coffee, tea, and luxurious homemade cakes that were made from foraged ingredients. 

Broughgammon Farm is all about providing guests ethical and sustainable produce from their farm, so their menu is packed full of produce reared and made on the farm.

To find out more about Broughgammon Farm Cafe, click here https://www.broughgammon.com 

  • Lost & Found, Coleraine and Portstewart

With two locations in Coleraine and Portstewart, you won’t have to worry about not nabbing a seat. Lost & Found are an independent cafe who want to celebrate the craft of simple, delicious coffee and food in an inspiring and welcome place.

Look out over the resplendent sunset while sipping your freshly poured cup of coffee. They’ve even got some merchandise for those truly wowed by the experience.

Follow Lost & Found on Facebook for updates https://www.facebook.com/wearelostfound/ 

  • Morellis, Portrush, Portstewart and Ballycastle

If you’ve ever been to the North Coast before, there’s no doubt you’ve taken a visit to Morellis, who have been making their award winning ice cream since 1911. While you may have seen tubs of Morellis ice cream in your local shop, there’s no replacing the real deal.

Enjoy a stacked cone in Portrush, Portstewart and Ballycastle, and have a taste of Ireland’s most famous Italian ice cream.

Learn more about Morellis at http://www.morellisices.com/index.php 

  • New Society, Coleraine

New Society is a gourmet cafe based in Coleraine that incorporates locally sourced produce into all of their dishes. Menu boards change daily, so that is all the more reason to give New Society a visit to see what they are cooking up.

Open from 8:30am Monday to Saturday, and even open on Sunday from 10:30am for brunch, New Society is the perfect place to settle down in Coleraine.

For more information about New Society, visit their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/new-society-77562633029/ 

  • Steel Yard Cafe, Ballymoney

The Steel Yard Cafe sources all of their produce locally and incorporates it into their extensive menu. Serving up prime steak burgers, buttermilk chicken strips, freshly ground coffee and more in their mobile in Ballymoney, you’ll be able grab a bite to eat while enjoying the picturesque countryside.

Find out more about Steel Yard Cafe on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/steelyardcafe/ 

  • The Giddy Goat, Coleraine

Located near the banks of the River Bann in Coleraine, The Giddy Goat has tons of delicious treats, whether you’re in the mood for hot or cold food. They even have delicious cupcakes for you to enjoy while sipping on a freshly poured cup of coffee.

The Giddy Goat can be found on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/thegiddygoatltd/ 

  • Thyme & Co, Ballycastle

Thyme & Co love incorporating fresh, local produce into all of their incredible home-made food, and are just a stone’s throw away from Ballycastle beach. The taste of the Mediterranean is evident in every dish, from their tarts to their aromatic soups. Don’t forget to try their famous locally sourced Salmon and Smoked Haddock fishcakes.

Visit http://thymeandco.co.uk to find out more

  • Ursa Minor Bakehouse Cafe, Ballycastle 

From the minute you walk through the doors of Ursa Minor Bakehouse Cafe, you’ll be greeted with the aroma of freshly baked breads and pastries. They source fresh, seasonal produce from local suppliers to make sure that their menu is unique and full of flavour, texture and colour. This also means that their menu changes weekly so make sure to pencil in a visit ASAP.

More information about Ursa Minor Bakehouse Cafe can be found here https://www.ursaminorbakehouse.com 

  • Warke’s Deli Cafe, Portstewart

With seating both indoor and outdoor to suit the unpredictable Northern Irish weather, Warke’s Deli Cafe is prepared to serve you mouth-watering, and locally sourced food. Situated on The Promenade in Portstewart, prepare to leave with a full tummy after indulging in delicious home-baked goods and freshly prepared meals cooked on the premises.

To find out more about Warke’s Deli Cafe, visit https://warkesdeli.com 

Discover more incredible Taste Causeway experiences at https://www.tastecauseway.com 

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