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Editor's Viewpoint: Coffee shops highlight our taste for entrepreneurship

Editor's Viewpoint

It seems no time ago that coffee drinkers in Northern Ireland were restricted to a choice of instant or an Irish coffee. Now it seems there is an outlet selling an endless list of coffee drinks on every street corner. It is one area of the retail sector that is growing apace.

Importantly it is also an area where independent retailers can hold their own against the national and international chains. Gareth Patterson, a Belfast GP, has now published his second guide to the best local retailers, this time concentrating on the north coast.

Not only is this a useful guide but it is also a way of highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit which still lives in the province. We'll drink to that.

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