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Aussie café chain opens second site in Belfast creating 20 new jobs

Published on 20 July 2023

 Jamaica Blue's second Belfast store at Corn Market. Pictured (L-R) Josh Nixon, Jamaica Blue, Maria Dimova, manager, Jamaica Blue Corn Market and Sophie senior, barista

Australian café chain Jamaica Blue has opened its second flagship store in Belfast, creating 20 new jobs.

Located at Corn Market in the city, the store is an investment of £450,000.

It’s the second site Jamaica Blue has opened in Belfast, with the brand’s other café located in Forestside Shopping Centre in the south of the city.

The company says it has further openings planned in the north and south this year which will add to its 170 existing outlets and it revealed plans to introduce another café in Belfast under its ‘Muffin Break’ brand.

This chain specialises in baked goods while Jamaica Blue is known for its coffee, breakfast and brunch selections.

The name, Jamaica Blue, pays homage to the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, renowned for its coffee beans, some of which are the most expensive in the world.

Among the dishes served at the second site here will be a range of salads, flatbreads and the brand's all-day brunch options, all freshly prepared on-site using the finest ingredients.

Head of estate for Jamaica Blue UK, Josh Nixon, said: “We are thrilled to be opening our second NI location in Corn Market, bringing premium coffee and contemporary café dining to the heart of Belfast City Centre.

“Jamaica Blue is built on great coffee, fresh and exciting dishes and excellent customer service and with this new prime location, our friendly and passionate team are ready to introduce new customers in Belfast City Centre to the Jamaica Blue experience.”

Source: The Irish News (link opens in new window)