is an independent speciality coffee shop inOrmeau Baths
that opened in August 2020 at the height of the
Since then it has become a leading cafe in Northern Ireland’s
burgeoning speciality scene with their
approach to coffee attracting a loyal team of regulars from across
Founded by superstar Barista-Manager extraordinaire
and Data Scientist Matthew Mcauley, Napoleon is the realisation of
a lifelong dream of owning their own cafe and the result of seven
years of scheming, planning and drinking lots of
In this today’s episode we talk about:
Matt’s recent realisation about his brain as well as his unexpected
PhD in Physics
What it was like opening a cafe during the height of the
How the reality of seeing their dream fulfilled compared to their
And the greatest highs/lows of their first year of
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