The Bank House Café
This shop, café and deli is a new addition to the pretty Victorian/Edwardian village of Whitehead This is very much a destination in its own right. You will eat and drink quality, locally sourced food and drink and afterwards shop to your heart’s content. There are lots of things you won’t find easily anywhere else, particularly in the gift section including good quality local craft.
Its list of local suppliers reads like a Best of Northern Ireland. Owner Sinead Brennan gets her coffee from local roastery Bailies, her yoghurt from Clandeboye, her muesli from Just Live a Little, her meat from Quails, bread from the Yellow Door and jam from Made in Belfast.
She has a policy of stocking Irish cheeses not freely available in supermarkets. Her salads are dressed with Broighter Gold rapeseed oil and Burren Balsamics vinegar. She also uses Irish Black Butter and sells Wee Mallows and Sea Sugar confectionary.
Look forward to yummy breakfasts, elevenses, lunches and afternoon teas. You will find yourself popping in at any time of the day, and on a warm day sitting in the beautifully landscaped café garden with the lifesize Willow Man and Horse pulling a plough, created by Welig Heritage Crafts. Magazines and newspapers are provided and there is a traditional Irish group playing on Friday afternoons. Family-friendly, too.
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