With an ever-changing menu, comfortable environment, loyalty cards, free Wi-Fi and a friendly staff, The Rua Red Café is the ideal meeting spot for a business coffee or lunch with friends.

The Rua Red Café provides high-quality coffee (served by fully trained baristas), a range of hot and cold drinks, gourmet sandwiches, soups, and hot savories and salads – all available as a takeaway service.

The Café, situated on the ground floor, is the perfect venue for smaller events, catering for 55 seated guests and 100 standing with a small outdoor decking area. Flooded with natural light, courtesy of floor-to-ceiling wraparound windows, the Café is available for reservations throughout the day and can be hired after 5 pm for private functions, parties, and events. Previously catered events have included retirement parties, exhibition openings, full-day seminars, and product launches.

A full catering menu with pricing options is available on request. 10% discount on catering when booked in conjunction with meeting room.

Rua Red café is a not-for-profit enterprise. All proceeds help us deliver art, dance, music, and many more creative activities to our community.

Current Café Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 4pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm

An Introduction; A Woman’s Way

Rachel Lawell

9 August - 6 September

'An Introduction; A Woman’s Way' is an exhibition exploring found imagery from magazines from Ireland from the1960s. The artworks represent a response to the 'Agony Aunt' section of the magazines.

The paintings explore themes of censorship, nature, and focus on the female subject. The works have been created using a vivid colour palette and a variety of mediums, including photo transfer and oil paint on linen canvas.

Rachel Lawell is a Visual Artist specialising in Fine Art Painting. Since graduating from Belfast School of Art in Fine Art in 2016, Lawell went on to obtain an MA at Queens University, Belfast. Lawell has been Highly Commended as a finalist in the NI Young Artist of the Year Competition and has consistently exhibited throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland in exhibitions which include most recently, the Royal Ulster Academy 138th Annual Exhibition. Lawell has also recently curated a group show for International Woman’s Day in Belfast. Lawell is currently based at Queen Street Studios, Belfast, and has recently been awarded the Support for Individual Artists Programme, General Arts Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.