Run by husband and wife team Stewart and Gloria Swanton, this speciality food store and café has earned a following amongst discerning Belfast people - even in an area that is especially well served with good places to shop and eat, it stands out for dedication to quality and value.
As well as offering a carefully selected (and ever growing) range of deli fare, the food freshly cooked on site is delicious.
You can see the chefs at work in the kitchen at the back, and a changing selection through the day begins with breakfasts that include lovely options such as fruits with yoghurt and so on then, from late morning the lunch menu offers really good home made soups, custom made sandwiches in a variety of good breads, salads, hot dishes like quiches and spinach & filo pastry layer, plus one or two specials.
Baking is a speciality - beautiful home baked desserts and tarts - and tray bakes with tea and their exclusive Café Mokarabia (Italy’s favourite coffee) on the afternoon menu. It’s a small place, so you may have to wait for a table at peak times, but you are not hurried or hassled once you get served.