It was a childhood classic — and some of you may still be eating them now, when noone's looking... crisp butties!

Such a simple recipe — bread, butter and your favourite crisps.

Well, good news, crisp butty fans: Simply Crispy, the worlds first crisp sandwich cafe has today opened in Belfast.

The idea of a crisp sandwich cafe started as a joke article on a website called Ulster Fry. The hilarious piece poked fun at recent ridiculous foody trends like the cereal café that opened in London last year.           

What was once a satirical joke has now become reality, after Belfast cafe owner Andrew McMenamin decided to make it happen.

It first started as an online joke — now it's real
It first started as an online joke — now it's real
 

McMenamin offered to transform his business, That Wee Cafe, into a crisp sarnie cafe when he read the spoof online.

He said: “Hopefully it will rekindle a few childhood memories.

“It is a bit of fun, it is not to be taken too seriously.”

Customers will be able to choose their bread and crisps and add cheese or ham to their sandwich, which will be served with soup and chips.

Tayto will provide most of the crisps “due to its large variety” but Walkers will also be represented.

Among the bread on offer will be the traditional white Belfast bap. Mr McMenamin added: “We are riding on the back of the publicity the cereal cafe got in London. If it helps us and Ulster Fry then it is a good thing.”

The idea has been credited to comedy writer Seamus O’Shea and his writing partner Billy McWilliams, who run the Ulster Fry website.

Now for the ultimate question: which crisps make the best crisp sandwiches?            

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Which crisps make the best crisp sandwiches?