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GT59

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I'm looking to find the name of a Cafe in Belfast city centre
« on: November 08, 2019, 06:17:16 PM »
Hi I,m doing some writing and I looking for the name of a Restaurant, Cafe that I remember as a child in the 1960's. The street is no longer there just a great lump of concrete and glass known as Castle Court.
The street was Garfield Street (not lower garfield street)
The Cafe as I remember it had 2 entrances one led into a coffee bar type place with a large espresso Machine behind the counter, the other entrance had a normal chippy/restaurant feel about it with small wooden cubicles.
My Mum would order a plate of chips tea bread and butter as a treat on her Saturday shop in the town. I think I recall the women who worked there were all very similar, small round women, very friendly in their wrap around coveralls.
Any information would be appreciated, if I have remembered everything wrongly please forgive me , but I was a 7 year old boy who only wanted a few chip and to go up the street to the magic box  and then to Harry Halls to get some comics

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Re: I'm looking to find the name of a Cafe in Belfast city centre
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2019, 06:32:52 PM »
Capri Coffee Bar next to Garfield Cafe by any chance?

GT59

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Re: I'm looking to find the name of a Cafe in Belfast city centre
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2019, 06:42:26 PM »
Thanks for the info, it fits the coffee bar next to a Cafe.
I was beginning to think I had imagined it, This means I can add this information into my writing and continue
with some sort of accuracy.
This has bugged me for years and now that I have found this forum and can put my menories to the test.

Thanks again

Argo

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Re: I'm looking to find the name of a Cafe in Belfast city centre
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2019, 06:56:32 PM »
Thanks for the info, it fits the coffee bar next to a Cafe.
I was beginning to think I had imagined it, This means I can add this information into my writing and continue
with some sort of accuracy.
This has bugged me for years and now that I have found this forum and can put my menories to the test.

Thanks again
You are welcome and good luck with your work.

arkie two

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Re: I'm looking to find the name of a Cafe in Belfast city centre
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 11:42:47 AM »
DEF. THE GARFIELD. DEL. MEAT TO IT WHEN I WORKED IN WEBBS.

seosamh

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Re: I'm looking to find the name of a Cafe in Belfast city centre
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2019, 11:49:05 AM »
called the Garfield cafe their chips were beautiful, and they were wrapped in brown paper too lol


arkie two

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Re: I'm looking to find the name of a Cafe in Belfast city centre
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2019, 12:02:58 PM »
AHHHHHHHHH. THE GOOD OLD DAYS. MUSTN'T BEEN ANY GERMS KNOCKING ABOUT THEN I REM THEM GETTING WRAPPED UP IN A PAGE OF THE TELEGRAPH. YOU COULD'A NEARLY READ THE NEWS OF THEM.

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Re: I'm looking to find the name of a Cafe in Belfast city centre
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2019, 12:27:42 PM »
Entry for Garfield Street in the 1960 street directory on the Lennon Wylie website:

9. Capri Coffee Bar
11a. Garfield Cafe
11. Lyons, L. A., accountant & auditor
"   Hughes, John M., solicitor
"   Barton, Sean D., & Co., chartered accountants and auditors
"   Vacant

Belfast Tele, 24 Dec 1969:


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arkie two

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Re: I'm looking to find the name of a Cafe in Belfast city centre
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2019, 08:48:14 AM »
gee. where did the time go.

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Re: I'm looking to find the name of a Cafe in Belfast city centre
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2019, 09:25:48 AM »
AHHHHHHHHH. THE GOOD OLD DAYS. MUSTN'T BEEN ANY GERMS KNOCKING ABOUT THEN I REM THEM GETTING WRAPPED UP IN A PAGE OF THE TELEGRAPH. YOU COULD'A NEARLY READ THE NEWS OF THEM.
.  Ha ha ha good one  :)