Located in the heart of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh is the Happiness Trap. Founded in March of 2015, the café itself is Northern Ireland’s first award-winning vegetarian café, health store and wellness shop. The Happiness Trap proudly claims that it’s food will nourish your body and soul.
This cosy and sustainable little café is a vegetarian’s dream. Everything is suitable for vegetarians plus it has lots of vegan and gluten-free choices.
The menu is all vegetarian, with a variety of vegan and gluten-free options too. If you’re in the mood for a sandwich or a toastie, you can choose from a wide range of delicious combinations. Depending on what day you go on, the lunch menu also has a variety of world foods including Thai green curry, Lentil Shepard’s pie and Spanish vegetarian paella.
On our visit, we tried The Godfather sandwich on gluten-free bread. This delicious sandwich included cheese, pesto, onion, tomato and lettuce. It was tasty and filling. It actually tasted much better than it looked. It was absolutely magical.
We also tried the veggie feta-ish sandwich which included hummus, roasted veg, avo, red onion on vegan beetroot bread. This was also delicious and filling.
For drinks, we tried a cappuccino with almond milk and a regular tea with milk. Both were great.
The atmosphere was cosy and chilled out. Relaxing Beatles songs played while we enjoyed our meal. It was terrific. There were some stoves close to some of the tables, and there is a second room where you can enjoy your food which is actually a shop where you can buy sustainable items. It feels like a clothes shop where you can eat which bizarre but it actually works well. There’s also a nice snug at the bottom of the health store.
Overall: The Best Vegetarian Cafe in Ireland!
The Happiness trap were the winners of Best Vegetarian Establishment 2016 at the Food Awards for Northern Ireland. However, we genuinely believe this is the best vegetarian café in Ireland. It’s so good that even a non-veggie would be spoilt for choice. We’d 100% recommend it!
Address: 12 Townhall St, Enniskillen BT74 7BA