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The Best Disability Friendly Places to Eat in Northern Ireland


Disability friendly cafes in Northern Ireland
The Bobbin Coffee Shop in Belfast City Centre

Going out for food in cafes and restaurants or ordering food from a takeaway can be an intimidating experience for people with hidden disabilities and communication barriers. When you download the JAM Card App from Apple Store or the Google Play Store you can find the best disability friendly places to eat in Northern Ireland. We have made a list of the top disability friendly cafes and takeaways in Northern Ireland where you will receive only the best customer service based on your individual needs.


Disability Friendly Places to Eat in Northern Ireland


Loaf’s Cafes in Belfast

Loaf Café is part of the NOW Group, a social enterprise in Northern Ireland. All the profits made from their cafes go towards supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism into jobs with a future.


Loaf has two cafes in Belfast City Centre, this includes the Bobbin Coffee Shop in Belfast City Hall and Loaf Café on the Grosvenor Road. Their menus have a range of delicious food and drinks to choose from and will cater to everyone’s dietary requirements, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. Loaf was one of the first food places in Northern Ireland to become JAM Card Friendly. Find out more about JAM Card and how it is making a difference to those with hidden disabilities and communication barriers.






Blethers Café in East Belfast

Blethers in a café based on the Cregagh Road in East Belfast. Here you will find delicious food options for breakfast, lunch, cakes, and other treats. Their food is ideal for family outings, to enjoy with friends or to takeaway to enjoy later. Members of staff at Blethers Café have completed their disability awareness training Learning and are proud to be a JAM Card Partner. Customers with hidden disabilities or communication barriers can show their JAM Card when extra patience and support when it is required, and they will receive quality customer service.



Binkys Kitchen in Dundonald

You will find Binkys Kitchen in Dundonald, which is only a short journey outside of Belfast. Their delicious menu has food to suit everyone’s taste, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Staff at Binkys are a disability friendly business in Northern Ireland. They have completed their JAM Card training to ensure that customers with hidden disabilities and communication barriers feel welcomed. As a JAM Card Partner you can show your hidden disabilities card if your surroundings become too much, and you will be given extra time and patience to order your food.






The Fox and the Bean, Dungannon

The Fox and the Bean are a social enterprise coffee shop based in Dungannon. Here they work with local artists from Northern Ireland to host art classes and sell stunning pieces of art, cosmetics, jewellery and much more. At the Fox and the Bean everyone is welcome to sit and relax, drink delicious coffee, and meet new people.


As a fellow social enterprise and disability friendly businesses in Northern Ireland, the staff at the Fox and the Bean want to ensure that those with hidden disabilities and communication barriers enjoy their visit. Employees has completed JAM Card Training to ensure that all customers receive the best customer service and receive extra time and patience when it is required.


At JAM Card our training is designed to offer you ongoing support while you work to improve your diversity and inclusion strategy. Learn more about JAM Card for Business and how you can sign up today.






Chipmongers

Chipmongers is a JAM Card Friendly traditional Irish chip shop located in Limavady and Portstewart. They also have several branches across the Republic of Ireland, including Dublin, Wexford, Wicklow, and Tipperary.


Ordering food in a takeaway can be a stressful experience for those with a hidden disability or communication barrier. At Chipmongers members of staff have completed JAM Card’s disability awareness training to ensure they can provide quality customer service to all based on their individual needs. JAM Card users can show their custom hidden disabilities card to a member of staff if they feel overwhelmed and they will be given extra time and patience to order their food.



Cinnamon Café, The Sandel Centre in Coleraine

When you visit Cinnamon Café at the Sandel Centre in Coleraine you can enjoy and cup of Fairtrade coffee, freshly made scones or a delicious sandwich. The café is the perfect space for catching up with friends and family or hosting a meeting with your colleagues. At Cinnamon you can also order your food and coffee to takeaway if you don’t have time to sit in.


Employees at Cinnamon Café have completed JAM Card training to ensure customers with autism, learning disabilities and other hidden disabilities or communication barriers have a positive dining experience. Whether you are ordering food over the phone or ordering at the till you can discreetly show members of staff your hidden disabilities card and they will give you extra time and patience to order your food at your own pace.



The Seed & Bean in North Belfast

If you are searching for disability friendly places to eat in Northern Ireland, the Seed and Bean based in North Belfast should be on your list. After a long day at work or you want to treat yourself at the weekend, their coffee and food menu will hit the spot.


The Seed and Bean is well known for their great atmosphere, quality service, and friendly staff who are always ready to help you. Customers with hidden disabilities and communication barriers who are feeling overwhelmed at the café can show their JAM Card to a member of staff. They will be shown quality service, time, and patience to ensure they have a positive and enjoyable dining experience.



The Prom Café in Larne

The Prom Café is based in the Larne Leisure Centre. Here you will be greeted with a warm welcome, delicious food, and coffee. Café staff have completed JAM Card’s disability awareness training to ensure customers with hidden disabilities or communication barriers have a positive dining experience. They will be given extra time and patience to they receive only the best customer service.



Become A Disability Friendly Business Today

Making the positive change to become a disability friendly business in Northern Ireland will have a range of benefits for your customers and members of staff. For more information on JAM Card for Business and how you can get involved in being inclusive for all, get in touch with us today by calling 028 9043 6400 or alternatively you can email us at hello@jamcard.org.



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