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Patisserie Valerie to open second Belfast outlet

Patisserie Valerie is opening its second outlet in Belfast
Paul Ainsworth

The Great British Bake-Off may be over for another year, but fans of baked sweet treats will be spoilt for choice as popular cake and café chain Patisserie Valerie is opening a second outlet in Belfast – with plans underway for even more.

The firm specialise in hand-made baked goodies including tarts, cupcakes and croissants, and will be opening a new venue this week at Castle Lane in the city centre.

The first Patisserie Valerie in Belfast opened in the Scottish Provident Building on Donegall Square last November, and has proved a hit with sweet-toothed shoppers.

The brand was founded by Belgian-born Madam Valerie in London’s Soho in 1926. Since then, 125 stores have opened in the UK.

Paul Wilson of estate agents Savills said: “Patisserie Valerie has been well received by the Belfast audience following its first store opening. This trading experience has fuelled its focus to expand its presence throughout Northern Ireland and we are in discussion on a number of other retail locations to facilitate this expansion plan.”

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