Jamaica Blue has opened its first casual dining coffee shop in Ireland at Forestside shopping
centre, Belfast, with plans to open five more across Northern Ireland in the coming year,
expanding into the Republic of Ireland in 2023.
The globally successful coffee chain, which boasts over 170 locations across seven
countries is currently undergoing a UK wide expansion, currently engaging with landlords to
secure prime locations.
The Belfast store, which sees the business invest £350,000 in fit-out costs, will also employ
up to fifteen people showing a significant commitment to the Northern Irish market.
The brand’s highly trained Baristas will work their magic on their world-class beans which
are expertly roasted to bring out their unique flavours.
As well as the multi-award-winning coffee, named after the majestic Blue Mountains in
Jamaica where some of the best coffee in the world is grown, the Forestside eaterie will take
pride in offering a diverse range of high-quality dishes, freshly made on the premises. The
contemporary menus feature an exciting array 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 savoury options. There will also be an extensive range of vegetarian and
vegan options on the menu, so there’s something for everybody to enjoy.
Josh Nixon, Head of Estates for Jamaica Blue UK, said: “Jamaica Blue’s foundations are
built on two simple beliefs that guide us in everything that we do. Firstly, a belief in sourcing
the very best coffee, and secondly, only using fresh, premium ingredients to deliver
contemporary café dishes with a fresh edge.
“We’re thrilled to be opening at Forestside and excited to share our high-quality coffee and
delicious menu with foodies and shoppers visiting the centre.”
Darren Best, director of Savills, who represented Forestside on the transaction said: “We’re
excited to welcome Jamaica Blue to Forestside, their first opening in Northern Ireland. Their
award-winning coffee and extensive food offering is a great addition to the food options in
the centre and we’re confident it will be a popular choice for shoppers.”
For more information on Jamaica Blue, visit www.jamaicablue.co.uk