Donnelly’s Bakery and Coffee Shop Ballycastle have won awards for their Ulster Fry in the UK and NI in the Best Breakfast Awards for the second year in a row .
Voted for by customers , Donnellys won Runner up for Best Hot Breakfast in the “Coffee Shop , Cafe or Farm Shop” category in the UK and gained top place in voting in the same category in NI .
Eugene Donnelly , Director Donnelly’s Bakery and Coffee Shop said . ” We are delighted to have won the award for the second year as a recognition of our product quality and customer satisfaction . Our traditional soda and potato breads are vital ingredients of the perfect Ulster Fry and being baked on the premises by experienced bakers every day no doubt sets our breakfast apart from the competition. Small businesses can go that extra mile to give customers what they want . ”
Paul Cochrane , Chair of the Ballycastle Chamber of Commerce commented
” Congratulations to Eugene and his staff for the high standard of service . Awards like this highlight the quality that small businesses can provide and how they compete at a national level and spread the word about our local products in the UK . Both local customers and visiting tourists can be assured of taste and quality ”
The awards were announced in ” Breakfast Week ” , organised By HGCA , which aims to encourage people to recognise the healthy benefits of eating breakfast Aregularly .
Research shows that eating breakfast gives you more energy , helps reduce stress and improves concentration and mood . However one in ten people never eat breakfast and some 25 % skip breakfast at least once a week .