South Belfast cafe is serv­ing up world cui­sine and 10 new jobs

Belfast Telegraph - - BUSINESS - BY JOHN MULGREW

A CAFE has cre­ated 10 jobs af­ter open­ing for busi­ness in Belfast.

Cafe Mel­rose is owned by Paul and Sinead McEl­vanna and has taken over the site va­cated by the for­mer Jenz cafe on the Lis­burn Road.

It serves up a range of healthy, veg­e­tar­ian and gluten-free op­tions, as well as cater­ing for meat lovers.

Ac­cord­ing to the cafe, sell­ing “worldly dishes, as eclec­tic as tra­di­tional African to authen­tic Chi­nese util­is­ing lo­cally sourced in­gre­di­ents, makes for a gen­uinely in­trigu­ing and ex­cit­ing m e n u ”.

There is also a range of sig­na­ture milk­shakes on of­fer.

The busi­ness will be open­ing for din­ner too, and of­fer­ing cus­tomers a ‘bring your own’ op­tion for wine and beer. Ms McEl­vanna said: “We are re­ally happy with how the cafe is per­form­ing within the first cou­ple of weeks of it open­ing.

“We have a won­der­ful kitchen team at Cafe Mel­rose and al­ready we seem to be gain­ing a rep­u­ta­tion as an eatery which places big em­pha­sis on qual­ity, com­fort and value.

“I find my­self con­stantly mes­merised at the am­bi­tion and skill of our chefs who are con­tin­u­ally bring­ing new dishes and flavours, which the Lis­burn Road sim­ply wouldn’t have seen be­fore.”

Ivor Fer­gu­son of the Ul­ster Farm­ers’ Union, chefs Michael Deane and Mark Ab­bott and Food NI chief ex­ec­u­tive Michele Shirlow help launch the event yes­ter­day

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