Name: Coffee Cure at the Museum

Location: Town Hall, The Castle, Bangor BT20 4BT

Our experience: 

We only popped in, with a couple of friends, for a quick coffee, but found ourselves lingering over our drinks, such was the beauty of the surroundings.

The exposed stone and pitched roof, with its wooden joists, were softly lit from above and by the natural light provided by huge panes of glass on one side of the café. It feels special, all the more so because it’s hidden away the back of the museum, behind Bangor Castle.

The selection of food on offer looked fresh and well presented, but on this occasion we only went for hot drinks.

The affogato was presented with pride and care and the espresso was rich but not over-roasted and bitter.

The selection of high quality Suki teas was excellent and both drinks were reasonably priced.

Service was friendly but rather slow. Luckily, we weren’t in a rush and were happy to soak in the lovely atmosphere from our comfy chairs.

Overall, we left with the impression of a little gem of a coffee shop and somewhere we will definitely return to, hopefully for a good feed next time!

Best bits: The setting is lovely. After the Starfish at Cairn Bay Lodge, the most beautiful location of a café in Bangor. There is a broad and interesting selection on the menu and the food is very well presented.

Worst bits: Slow service, had to remind staff of a forgotten drink.

Service quality: The staff were pleasant but service was slow, even though the café wasn’t particularly busy.

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday – 9am – 4:30pm; Sunday – 10am – 4:30pm

Atmosphere: Relaxing ambiance, beautiful setting


Rating: 4 out of 5

Cuisine: Salads, sandwiches, soups, traybakes and cakes

Food hygiene rating: 5 out of 5

Price/special offers: Seasonal menus and offers