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Franklin and James Espresso Bar

Bedford House, Belfast Bedford St, Belfast BT2 7FD, UK

Editor's Review

Franklin and James certainly isn’t a regular café or espresso bar, but is one of the classiest establishments in the centre of Belfast, found upon entering Bedford House. With white marble walls and an aesthetic design, it is situated right opposite Belfast’s most exclusive hotel, the Grand Central. If you decide to drink here, you will be joined by many of the local business people coming from many of the nearby office blocks to have casual meetings over coffee. 

The coffee is just as impressive as the setting with the baristas extracting a great flavour from the coffee (which is from local roasters) and creating a silky-smooth milk to top the flat white. They offer an extensive range of espresso-based coffees from macchiato to piccolo as well as an impressive variety of loose-leaf teas. They also offer 4 different beans on their rare SP9 automatic V60 filter which is worth ordering just to see it work! They also offer a small selection of pastries and treats to go with your coffee such as croissants and muffins. If you want a classy, upmarket coffee trip in central Belfast then this is the place for you.

Reviewed by Nathan Donnell.

Cafe Features

Buy Beans
Loose Leaf Tea
Table Seating

Coffee + Drinks

Filter Coffee
Non Dairy
House Roaster
Bailies Coffee Roasters
Guest Roaster
White Star
Filter Brew Methods
1 Mahlkönig EK, 3 Mythos
Opening Hours
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00