Donnelly’s serve The Best Breakfast!

It’s Farmhouse Breakfast Week and Food NI is proud to announce that Donnelly’s Bakery and Coffee Shop, Ballycastle was declared as the Northern Ireland Regional Winner of The Best Breakfast Awards, receiving the most votes in NI for their Ulster Fry!

Owner of Donnelly’s Bakery and Coffee Shop, Eugene Donnelly, was delighted to hear the news, “We are so pleased to win this award. We are a small bakery and coffee shop in Ballycastle, on the north coast of Northern Ireland we are very grateful for our customers who have voted for our Ulster Fry as the winner! We are a member of Taste of Ulster and use local products as much as we can across our menus and we are delighted to see people coming back time and time again”

Farmhouse Breakfast Week is an annual celebration which aims to enhance and promote the most important meal of the day whilst hoping to get individuals to ‘Shake up their Wake Up’. This year Farmhouse Breakfast Week is officially being held from Sunday 26th January until Saturday 1st February. All stages of the food chain are getting involved in order to raise awareness of the benefits of eating breakfast whilst showcasing the wealth of breakfast produce readily available across the UK.

The Best Breakfast Awards were being run in association with Farmhouse Breakfast Week, an initiative supported by HGCA. The Best Breakfast Awards were responsible for highlighting the range and quality of breakfasts being served by UK eateries (open to food venues of all types). Eateries’ ranging from cafes, restaurants, hotels and B&B’s entered their breakfast dishes into the following categories; hot breakfast, cold breakfast and most innovative breakfast. After months of searching and thousands of votes; the best places to eat breakfast across the UK have been revealed by the Best Breakfast Awards. Northern Ireland had many high quality eateries nominated in each of the categories of The Best Breakfast Awards 2014. Congratulations to Donnelly’s Bakery and Coffee Shop for receiving the most votes for The Ulster Fry! For more information,

Photograph 1-Eileen McCloskey & Beckey McAuley

Photograph 2-Caoimhe Hunter, Eileen McCloskey & Beckey McAuley

Photograph 3- Eugene Donnelly