Crisp sandwich café opens in Belfast

A café in Belfast has embraced a tantalising food theme to lure in customers: crisp sandwiches.

Possibly the first of its kind in the world, the ‘Simply Crispy’ café emerged from the embers of an ordinary food venue on Belfast’s Bedford Street after owners decided on a radical rebrand. Satirical website the Ulster Fry first aired the idea of a crisp sandwich café a week ago, inspiring owners to implement the idea themselves.

You’ll find intriguing combinations on the menu, including traditional flavours such as cheese and onion, prawn cocktail and spring onion as well as Monster Munch and Frazzles. You can also add cheese or ham to complete your sandwich.

As the Telegraph reports, this is the latest in a string of fun eateries which have been popping up all over the place, including cat cafés, cafés where you pay according to time spent rather than choice of morsels, and the Cereal Killer café in Shoreditch, East London, which drummed up a lot of attention last month.

As someone with a nostalgic attachment to cheese and crisp sandwiches, this sounds like my perfect place – although it’s hardly difficult to make a crisp sandwich in your own home, and many would dismiss such cafés as hipster fodder. We’ll be keeping an eye out to see what the next quirky foodie pop-up will be …

Main image via ashton at Flickr Creative Commons

Sadie Hale