We’re back to porridge today. Literally.

So to make the most of a bad situation (aka going back to work), we’ve tracked down and tested some of the greatest spots in Belfast for delicious creamy porridge.

So whether you’ve slept in and need breakfast on the go, or you’ve simply managed to escape the clutches of your boss for a well-deserved treat – here’s six places for a well-deserved delicious breakfast – that won’t leave you feeling guilty!

1. Yahi

 Great Northern Mall – Website

Yahi’s delicious pots of Overnight Oats are said to be the healthiest way to eat oats and pack a powerful punch with their Superfood-exclusive ingredients! Made with White’s Oats, local milk & Clandeboye Natural Yoghurt and finished with seeds, berries & honey. For just £2.50 you’ll get more than your fair share of fibre, protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, micro-nutrients and vitamins to kick-start your day.

Alternatively, you can opt for the equally mouth-watering Yahi porridge with blueberries; or sit in with the Clandeboye Estate Yoghurt atop house granola & seasonal compote.

2. Cast and Crew

Queen’s Road – Website

Tasty Homemade Granola with Clandeyboye Yoghurt and Fresh Berries; or pure breakfast porridge (both £3!) from Cast and Crew is the perfect way to start a positively productive day.

3. Avoca

Arthur Street – Website


Try the Avoca Organic Porridge with Fruit Compote, Potted Cream & Honey £4.25 if you’re after a truly healthy yet wholesome breakfast.

Alternatively, the Avoca Homemade Granola with Natural Yoghurt & Honey, £3.95 is also delicious!

4. 5A

Lockview Road – Website

With its varying and ever-changing compact menu, 5A is a terrific option for delicious porridge packed with fresh, health-boosting benefits.

Choose from the likes of the homemade apple & cinnamon compote on porridge, which is slow cooked and packed with flavour. The ideal energy boosting breakfast that won’t weigh you down if you’re about to tackle the nearby Lagan Towpath.

5. Home

22 Wellington Place – Website

Promoting local seasonal ingredients, Home is situated in the ideal position for workers in the city centre who crave great tasting, healthy yet comforting food bursting with flavour.

Whether you’re choosing from Home’s fantastic ever-changing deli menu, or enjoying the gorgeous surroundings in the sit-in restaurant, this amazing food menu is always rotating great new options. Just check out this example of the porridge topping of the week back in April: Apple, coconut & @keennutrition nut butter (pictured).


Or if you go down right now – you can enjoy the Banana, @keennutrition almond butter & cacao bean porridge – yum!

6. Slims Healthy Kitchen

Locations throughout Belfast – Website

City centre workers love to grab breakfast on the go, so that’s probably why the takeaway porridge at Slim’s Victoria Square store is so popular! Featuring porridge, banana, berries‬, and almond‬ milk‬. You can also sit in and enjoy a bowl of creamy porridge laden with gorgeous fresh fruit across all the sit-in Slim restaurants in Belfast.

Just check out this bowl of porridge with almond milk, cinnamon and fresh blueberries courtesy of the Slims in Belmont!

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