Have A Flipping Sweet Time At Lisburn Square!
We’ve been announcing some pretty exciting new neighbours here in Lisburn Square over the last few weeks, and today’s news is the icing on the… er, crêpe!
A decade ago some of us might have mistaken a crêpe for a naughty word, so unenlightened was the Northern Irish palate to European fancy fares.
But now thanks to the emergence of our food market scene, food lovers up and down the country know their Nutella sweet crêpes from their sweet chilli chicken crêpes.
But if you haven’t given your taste buds this particular experience, you might ask what exactly is a crêpe?
Well, it’s a very thin pastry made from wheat flour or buckwheat flour made into a batter and fried on a hot circular plate (akin to a pancake, but arguably far superior!)
One of the best things about crêpes is the fact that they can be both a meal and a dessert, with a range of savoury options in a funky street food style, to sweet options that are tasty and easy to hold/takeaway with you while out and about.
Flipping Crepes is what is known as a “crêperie” and started out way back in 2009 bringing a taste of France to the Belfast masses. Now with a good few years of flipping practice behind them, the team specialise in events with their portable gazebos and indoor vending units as well as a portable crêpe van.
You may have seen them recently at events like the International Fairy Day at Galgorm Castle, the Rugby Sevens and even the recent NI Open golf tournament.
Nicky McCollum, Development Director at Lisburn Square said;
“We’re super excited to welcome Flipping Crepes to our growing community of local retailers here at Lisburn Square. They represent the best of local business, quality service and beautiful produce. These are things we’re passionate about too, and that’s why we’re working to bring more of it here. Their investment in this great city is encouraging and we just know that the people of Lisburn will keep them busy.”
Previous winners of both the Ulster Bank Enterprise Award and the Invest NI Growth Award (2015), Flipping Crepes are expanding their existing outlet in Carrickfergus (which this year maintained it’s 5 star food hygiene rating).
Mid Week lunch
Mid-week lunch deals include a sandwich + tea/coffee for just £2.99 as well as the ever-popular crêpe and milkshake promo that runs 7 days a week for just £4.99 each! And if you’re in a rush at lunch time, pizza lovers won’t want to miss their Italiano crêpe made with cheese, pepperoni and salami on a tomato purée base, or the Mexican burrito alternative, both served in a cone for easy eating when taking away.
With waffles, ice cream, light bites, breakfasts and coffee all on the menu too, there’ll be something to tickle everyone’s taste buds.
Flip me, that sounds tasty!
The new cafe is due to open on August 5th so we’ll see you in the queue for a Strawberry Sundae!
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