Jamaica Blue opens first casual coffee shop in Belfast

Celebrating the launch of Jamaica Blue in Northern Ireland, Josh Nixon, Head of Domains and Nerissa Bancroft, Brand Operations

Jamaica Blue has opened its first casual coffee shop in Ireland at Forestside Shopping Centre, Belfast, and plans to open five more in Northern Ireland over the coming year, before expanding to the Republic of Ireland in 2023.

The globally successful coffee chain, which has over 170 locations in seven countries, is expanding across the UK, currently engaging with landlords to secure prime locations.

The Belfast store, which sees the company invest £350,000 in fit-out costs, will also employ up to 15 people demonstrating a significant commitment to the Northern Irish market.

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Josh Nixon and Nerissa Bancroft with Lee Cutler, center manager at Forestside

The brand’s highly trained baristas will work their magic on their world-class beans that are expertly roasted to bring out their unique flavors.

In addition to multi-award winning coffee, named after Jamaica’s majestic Blue Mountains where some of the best coffee in the world is grown, Forestside Restaurant prides itself on offering a diverse range of high quality, freshly prepared food. on the spot.

Contemporary menus offer an exciting range of classic dishes with a twist, including satisfying salads, open flatbreads and the brand’s famous all-day brunches as well as a wide range of sweet and savory options. There will also be a wide range of vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, so there is something for everyone.

Josh Nixon, Head of Domains for Jamaica Blue UK, said: “The foundations of Jamaica Blue are built on two simple beliefs that guide us in everything we do. First, the belief in finding the best coffee, and second, using only fresh, premium ingredients to deliver contemporary cafe dishes with a fresh twist.

“We are thrilled to open in Forestside and excited to share our high quality coffee and delicious menu with foodies and shoppers who visit the centre.”

Darren Best, director of Savills, who represented Forestside in the transaction, added: “We are delighted to welcome Jamaica Blue to Forestside, their first opening in Northern Ireland. Their award-winning coffee and extensive food offerings are a great addition to the center’s dining options and we’re sure it will be a popular choice for shoppers looking to grab a bite to eat.


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