Best Coffee Stops on the Causeway Coast
You cannot truly experience the Causeway Coast without stopping off at some of Northern Ireland's fine coffee stops dotted along the route. Mark Rodgers from Dalriada Kingdom Tours has selected six of his favourite Coffee haunts that you should try out this Summer.
The Bank House in the quaint, Victorian seaside town of Whitehead is a real gem. Sinead and the team will look after visitors with fresh homemade produce, a great selection of coffees and a great ambience.
This recently refurbished beautiful tearoom will satisfy any coffee fan. The staff are pleasant and attentive and it is another “string in the bow” of this glorious estate. Phone in advance and they will have everything beautifully presented for your guests.
Laragh Lodge nestled in the heart of Glenariff is where you will find Gary Loughlin, his staff and a very warm welcome. Laragh Lodge provides a unique stopping point, great hospitality and super coffee. The views of the Glen to the rear of the tearoom are simply stunning.
Thyme and Co in Ballycastle is my favourite in this outstanding seaside town. This family-run business offers outstanding homemade produce with great coffee. Time passes by without you noticing and the company is fantastic.
Bothy Coffee is a recent addition to White Park Bay and sits in the site of an old petrol station opposite the turnoff to Portbradden. Visitors can enjoy coffee outdoors in the Summer or during the winter months can huddle around the stove and enjoy homebaked treats and great coffee. (Image credit Steven Hanna)
The Cottage at Dunluce Castle serves the very best cream tea in the area. Run by Avril, visitors can enjoy fresh homemade scones with lots of jam, fresh cream and strawberries making this a "must do" when you visit Dunluce Castle. I prefer my scones with tea but the coffee is equally as good.