Great lunch spots on the Lisburn Road

Lisburn Road has many cafes to choose from when going for lunch- here are some of the ones we have tried, tasted and recommend.

Cafe Mauds

Recently renovated, this cafe is busy day and night. Along with their famous ice cream and crepes, they offer a lunch menu with a range of sandwiches, salads and soups. They also have vegetarian and vegan options. After your meal, you can head across the road to Drumglass park and enjoy some people watching.


This cafe opens until 4pm each day. It has a wide selection at the deli counter- perfect to create your favourite sandwich. It offers a healthy option including rice bowls and salads along with an all day breakfast.

Mad Hatter Cafe

This family-run cafe serves wonderful home cooked food at a great price. For lunch you can opt for sandwiches, soups, or a traditional Belfast stew. With some reviewers stating the cafe has a relaxed and comfortable environment- it is a great place to bring a senior and catch up over a coffee.

Cafe Melrose

This vibrant cafe has plenty of options to choose from for lunch. It caters high quality sandwiches along with many sweet treats to go perfectly with a hot drink. Located opposite our Home Instead office- it is a favourite among staff. Unlike some of the other cafes, Cafe Melrose opens until 6pm during the week.

The Yellow Door

This cafe offers a selection of home-cooked bread, stews and pastries, along with great coffee. This is a small, intimate lunch spot and has additional seating outside- perfect to watch the busyness of Lisburn Road in the warmer weather. The Yellow Door closes at 3.30pm each day.