New Cafés Open In Belfast And At Dublin Airport
New cafés have opened in Belfast and at Dublin Airport.
Neighbourhood Café Opens In Belfast's Cathedral Quarter
A statement announcing the opening of a new café in Belfast said, "Neighbourhood Café has opened at 60 Donegall Street in Belfast's Cathedral Quarter. Open Thursday through Monday from 7:30am - 4pm, Neighbourhood brings specialty coffee, a quality brunch offering and uniquely warm customer service to the area.
"Neighbourhood is a partnership between Oisin McEvoy and Ryan Crown and represents a dream come true for both owners.
"'The coffee scene in Belfast has grown so much in the last decade, and we're excited to be part of that and add our own voice to the already amazing community.
"'To find a location in such a creative and developing part of Belfast was an opportunity we couldn't ignore.' - Oisin McEvoy
"McEvoy brings a wealth of operational knowledge having managed Established Coffee over the last 3 years while Crown, who runs New York based design studio Crown Creative, brings creative and marketing expertise to the brand.
"Neighbourhood is the first café in Northern Ireland to partner with the highly respected Galway-Based coffee roaster, Calendar Coffee and will serve the growing student and working community gathering in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. The business will also create 10 jobs.
"For more details please contact [email protected] or call 07889246237".
Nomad Café Opens At Dublin Airport
In a statement published on its website announcing the opening of a café, Dublin Airport said, "Dublin Airport and KSG are delighted to announce the opening of Nomad Café in Terminal 1, Airside at Dublin Airport on Monday December 6th.
"Nomad is a flexitarian café that focuses on offering healthy, clean and wholesome food. Their culinary team utilises plant-powered ingredients to produce food that is both nourishing and full of great natural flavours.
"Nomad Executive Chef Jack O'Keeffe said, 'We have created an exciting menu where every layer and ingredient are consciously chosen for the overall purpose of delivering healthy, nutritious and tasty food. In our menu you will find an array of plant-based dishes whilst we also offer a selection of high quality locally sourced meats and fish. All our dishes are fully nutritionally analysed and the supporting nutritional information is available on our App, QR and tablet systems. Nomad Café looks forward to showcasing the joy of exciting healthy eating at Dublin Airport.'
"Nomad Café will also serve their speciality coffee range, Roasted Notes, The AA grade coffee beans are imported directly into Ireland from the De Oliveria family run farm in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The coffee beans are Rainforest alliance certified and UTZ certified, and the beans are roasted locally in Dublin to Nomad’s specification.
"Sustainability is important to us and there are no single use plastic items in the Nomad Café service and all takeaway packaging is compostable.
"Vincent Harrison, Managing Director at Dublin Airport, said, 'Our aim is to provide a fully-inclusive offering that is well balanced and caters to everyone using the best seasonal and local produce available. The introduction of Nomad to Dublin Airport's food & beverage résumé will greatly contribute to the overall transformation of the passenger experience.'
"'We strongly support Nomad Café’s healthy and sustainable ethos. This is something that we are developing with all our food and beverage operators at Dublin Airport, and we’re excited to work with KSG to achieve this,' he added.
"Michael Gleeson, Chief Executive of KSG, said, 'We are delighted to partner with Dublin Airport on launching this innovative healthy eating café in Dublin Airport and we believe Nomad Café will develop a strong connection with passengers in 2022 and beyond.'
"The new Nomad Café is located Airside in the Terminal 1 hub area, just past The Loop shopping outlet and adjacent to the Street Kitchen café.
"Almost 7.3 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first 11 months of this year, representing -76% decrease when compared to pre COVID levels, and an increase of 2% when compared to 2020."
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