Ground Espresso has created 12 jobs at its new Victoria Square outlet in Belfast city centre.
The 50-seater premises is one of 24 stand-alone branches and concessions on the island of Ireland.
Ground Espresso Bars is a family owned and operated business which employs more than 300 staff. It was established in 2001.
Hannah Houston, senior support manager at Ground, said: "We wanted to increase our footprint in Belfast for some time.
"We chose Victoria Square as it is Northern Ireland's premier shopping complex. We're finding more people prefer our local produce."