Official tourism website for Northern Ireland

Coat Makers Cafe

Winnie Magee Studios, 17 High Street, Comber, County Down, BT23 5HJ
An artists impression of the front entrance


Start the comber creative crawl here at the appropriately named Coat Makers Cafe with speciality coffees, scones, light lunches, or afternoon tea. Enjoy the ambience of this beautiful historic building which has been part of the fabric of the town for at least 200 years and most notably in 1912 was combined pub (The Paragon), spirit grocers and an undertakers frequented by not only the people who worked in the shipyard on The Titanic, but by Mr. Thomas Andrews himself.

At that time the most famous fabric in the world was Irish linen and the most famous coat in the world was the Ulster (designed by John Magee). By a bizarre coincidence the owner of the building Mr John Ritchie (friend of Mr Andrews and renowned citizen of the town) owned such a coat which was stolen from his horse and trap and which must have been important news at the time as it was noted in the history of Comber.

The building has been sensitively restored in keeping with the spirit of the old town by the current owner Winnie Magee. Hence the name Winnie Magee studios, that houses the design studio, workshop, and showroom for the brand of linen raincoats. Irish linen for Irish weather is made here and sold throughout the world. The retail space also shows the Dubarry of Ireland collection as well as various products from the country living show circuit in the UK where the linen rain collection by Winnie Magee is promoted and sold.

Book Tickets


Children & Infants

  • Highchairs Available

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted

Add Coat Makers Cafe to your Itinerary

Close window

Call direct on:

Tel+44 (0) 28 9187 1778

Map & Directions

Opening Times

* Wednesday to Saturday 10:00-17:00

What's Nearby

  1. Situated in The Square in Comber, it was erected in 1845 to commemorate the bravery of…

    0.12 miles away
  2. Comber Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Church was built on a site donated by James Andrews…

    0.15 miles away
  3. At the top of Scrabo Hill, overlooking Strangford Lough and the whole of North Down, is…

    2.48 miles away
  4. This charming park is situated around the upper slopes and top of Scrabo Hill, near the…

    2.58 miles away
  5. Here you'll find the largest collection of ducks, geese and swans in Northern Ireland, as…

    2.9 miles away
  6. Located in Newtownards’ beautifully restored Georgian Town Hall in the centre of town,…

    3.03 miles away
  7. In July 2000, Kiltonga Nature Reserve became the first site in the UK to be awarded BT…

    3.59 miles away
  8. At the south east edge of Newtownards these substantial remains of a Dominican (Black)…

    3.63 miles away
  9. Streamvale farm is nestled in the rolling hills on the edge of Belfast. The family farm…

    3.67 miles away
  10. At the east of High Street in Newtownards the Market Cross was built in 1636 but was…

    3.68 miles away
  11. Movilla Abbey, Methodist and Church of Ireland.

    As important as Bangor, Movilla was…

    4.36 miles away
  12. The gallery seeks to promote quality irish art in a relaxed atmosphere and displays a…

    4.44 miles away
  13. Stormont Estate is a Green Flag Award winning public park recognised as one of Northern…

    4.85 miles away
  14. The Ark Open Farm is a fantastic family day out; the farm itself is set in 40 acres of…

    4.91 miles away
  15. Shandon Park Mound is one of Belfast’s few surviving medieval earthworks, reached by a…

    5.05 miles away
  16. Parliament Buildings is home to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the legislative body for…

    5.09 miles away

Virtual Tour

Map & Directions

Back to Top

Tourism Northern Ireland

Don't Miss