• Kaffe O - Botanic

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Nordic inspired coffee shop (has another branch on Ormeau Road). All of the soups, stews and salads are always vegetarian and often vegan. Also offers a range of vegetarian and vegan breakfast and lunch items. Offers soy and almond milk for coffees. Open Mon-Fri 07:00-22:00, Sat 08:00-22:00, Sun 09:00-22:00.

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7 Reviews

First Review by J0Z1


Points +310

03 Oct 2022

Friendly staff

Lovely staff and a few vegan options; not loads but what they do have is great. Always have vegan milks for coffee.



Points +396

15 May 2022

Great coffee and treats

We had the vegan brød with tempeh, sweet potatoes, cabbage, and cilantro mayo. Really good and served warm like a panini. Dessert was coffee and a peanut butter ball - rich and sweet and creamy. Very good overall.


Points +28

30 Nov 2021

Simple food, well done

Very reasonably priced food, friendly staff, and a nice clean bright eating area. Would pop in for a quick lunch again!

Pros: A nice variety of vegan lunch options, Affordable, Quick service

Cons: Not very unique


Points +230

05 Jun 2019

Good for a coffee and a treat but expensive

Kaffe O offers great coffee and a few vegan treats. I tried the vegan brownie yesterday and it was tasty! They also had a peanut butter ball and raspberry ruffle ball which I need to try.
My only criticism would be its pretty pricey - particularly for the likes of an almond milk cappuccino which is expensive and about the size of a flat white.

Pros: Good coffee, Vegan options and treats

Cons: Price for coffee


Points +108

04 Apr 2018

Vegan Brownie Heaven!

That brownie! 😋🤤

Pros: Vegan treats

Cons: Scandi furniture quite angular - no sofas!


Points +24

12 May 2017

Good food

Delicious food - I had a vegan brownie (warm from the oven!) and a juice, then a coffee, then we ended up staying for lunch when I had the flatbread sandwich with smoky black beans, spicy tomato salsa and roasted sweet potatoes. Service was very prompt and friendly, nice music and atmosphere. Two small criticisms, though. First, vegan food was clearly marked (vg) on the specials blackboard but not marked at all on the menu - I worked out for myself that the sweet potato flatbread sandwich was vegan and then checked with my server. Second, there was no soft seating - hard wooden benches and hard chairs - I get that this is consistent with the Nordic design but I do like to sink into a comfy sofa! However overall it was good and I will be back.

Pros: Delicious vegan food, Friendly prompt service

Cons: Hard seating, Printed menu doesn't mark food 'vegan'


Points +676

27 Apr 2017

The Nuts

Love this place. For people who have been paying as much attention to the eateries that come and go on botanic, this was the original Boojum, and queues used to spill out on to the street - which made it look better than it was as the queue only began just inside the door.

Kaffee O I knew from the Ormeau road, after cycling down to check it out. Since then, Kaffee O has become one of my favorite places to eat.
The coffee is the absolute best in Belfast. If I ask you if you want to go for a coffee, I'm talking about here. Great balance on the taste- rich, smooth and not astringent. Nero/Costa/franchises always a burn and astringency to it.
The traybakes and dessert type goodies are incredibly tasty and the caramel squares close to perfect.

Lunches rotate every day, but it seems nearly all veggie and mostly vegan, with a healthy focus: salads, soups and veggie stews as well as curries, etc.

My tip is to order something that won't take them long to prepare, such as the soup or stew and rye bread so you get served quickly. Once more, as its good this place will get incredibly bunged at lunch time, but even recently pushing past a huge queue for take out and getting the only 2 recently vacated seats, I'd say it took them no more than 5 minutes for them to get our food out, followed closely by the coffees.

The seating is functional but not luxurious, and some signs of wear on the walls, but I honestly don't care as the food and coffee is of a consistently high standard.

Offers vegan ice cream to go when weather is good.
I'd give it 5 stars but as not exclusively veggie, I can't. :(

Pros: Delicious food , Great coffee, Great service

Cons: Not cheap

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