Farmhouse Café in Dublin 12 had much to celebrate, as the family-run café was announced as The John and Sally McKenna Guide ‘Café of the Year’. Since opening in 2013, the Farmhouse Café has been using fresh produce to create seasonal menus full of Irish ingredients.
Susan O’Sullivan, Farmhouse Café founder, uses only the freshest ingredients sourced from her walled garden in Enfield, and the farm also supplies the eatery with Gloucester Old Spot Pigs and Irish spring lamb.
Recently Susan expanded the café’s bakery, and here all bread and cakes are completely homemade using natural ingredients. Diners can also enjoy indulgent treats such as Chocolate Pots, Zesty Lemon Curd and Blood Orange Marmalade to name a few. The ever-growing popularity of the café saw them join forces with the food delivery service Uber Eats.
Announcing the award, Sally McKenna of The McKenna Guide said: “If it wasn’t enough that the Farmhouse Café is serving their own farm pork, vegetables, and salad leaves and making soups and casseroles from scratch on the Longmile Road, Susan O’Sullivan’s cafe has expanded and today includes a bakery, with weekly sourdough, daily batch loaves and – honestly – some of the best sandwiches in Dublin. The Farmhouse is an unexpected treasure in the concrete and tarmac morass that is the M50 and its environs. They don’t miss a trick.”
Commenting on the win Susan said, “We are over the moon with the McKenna Award. Our focus has always been on getting the food right for our customers and we never really thought about awards but it is hugely gratifying and encouraging to be endorsed by such well-respected food writers. The past 12 months has been fabulously busy and we’re very excited to continue to build on that success and to grow the brand into the future.”
For more information, please visit www.farmhousecafe.ie