The Pocket

Richard and Bailey Evans are the owners of this super little place on the iconic Flat Iron building beside Victoria Square Shopping Centre in Belfast City Centre. Locals will know it as being behind Bittles Bar. They met at Queens University and first set up The Pocket in a listed building in Queens Quarter in 2015 after they had their first baby. Bailey was on maternity leave and Richard’s coffee obsession has been fuelled by a spell experimenting in his “coffee cave” in the garage.

The Queens venue became unviable because of Covid so they decided to concentrate on the Flatiron site. There, Head Chef Roxanne Gough’s menus change with the seasons and there are monthly specials. Expect Lavender French toast (the lavender is infused into the caramel), Green Eggs on Toast (the green sauce is in-house) and Veggie and Crispy Buttermilk Chicken Burgers. Local suppliers include Hellbent for their Wors Sausages, Keenans for Seafood, Draynes Farm for all dairy, Bara Bakehouse and the Buchas Dog Kombucha. There are lots of sweet treats and the loose leaf tea and 3fe coffee are proper.

Their philosophy for coffee and food is the same as their philosophy for life. Success is born out of passion and their passion for yummy fresh food and great coffee in a chilled atmosphere is plain to see.

Opening Hours Monday-Friday 8.30-15.00 Saturday and Sunday 9.00-15.00


The Pocket
68 Upper Church Lane
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