Muffin Break opens its first NI café bakery

Muffin Break opens its first NI café bakery

In a first for Northern Ireland, bakery chain Muffin Break has opened their first café bakery in Newry city.

Situated in Buttercrane Shopping Centre, the new store is the 63rd branch for the Australian brand and 15 staff have been recruited locally to support the new store opening.

With 360 stores trading across New Zealand, Australia and the UK, Muffin Break confirmed there will be a further four launches in Northern Ireland this year.

The café bakery has a wide range of breakfast, lunch and savoury options with muffins, cakes, bagels and pastries all freshly prepared on site and baked in store.

Muffin Break are passionate about sourcing only the best coffee beans and serve 100% Arabica beans, freshly ground for your favourite coffee.


Josh Nixon, Head of Estates, Muffin Break said: “We are delighted to be launching to the Northern Ireland market with our first store in Buttercrane Centre, Newry, with a further four launches in the pipeline for Northern Ireland this year.

“We look forward to serving our freshly baked muffins, cakes, snacks and Arabica coffee to the local community. The café fit out is a welcoming, modern and comfortable refuge for customers to take some time out from retail therapy and enjoy a ‘Muffin Break’.”

Peter Murray, Buttercrane Centre Manager said: “We are delighted to support the introduction of a new brand to the Northern Ireland market and we are thrilled that they have chosen Buttercrane Centre as a launch pad.

“The appetising menu, premium coffee beans and commitment to freshly prepared products, ensure Muffin Break will be warmly welcomed by our customers and it will make a wonderful addition to the food and drink offering in the centre.”

Customers can also enjoy perks and rewards when they join the Muffin Break Club including exclusive offers and even a free birthday muffin. Plus, pick up a loyalty card in store and receive every sixth coffee for free.

The store opens at 9am Monday to Friday and Sunday from 1pm with late nights offered Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.