Our recipe for the perfect August break: open road, great views and amazing coffee. With summer in full swing, it is high time to plan a trip across the Wild Atlantic Way.
To help you explore the spectacular coastal road, we have put together a list of six coffee spots to put you on the fast track to this marvel of the Irish wildlife. As we work closely with the teams behind these cafes, we are sure they can deliver a fabulous coffee experience each time.
The Old Barracks Roastery, Birdhill, Co. Tipperary
Set in Ireland’s tidiest town, the Old Barracks Roastery and Coffee bar offers visitors a 360-degree coffee experience. The artisan coffee roastery, a state-of-the-art coffee bar and a barista training facility live all under one roof of the almost 300-year old building. Each visit is a ticket into the world of coffee one cup at a time. Experience every step of the coffee brewing process on full display thanks to the Modbar, an innovative custom bar flow design.
You can talk to the experts to learn more about brewing techniques and latte art to elevate your own barista’s skills. You can also grab some sweet brewing gear and coffee beans from the in-house store to get the perfect cup of java when on the road.
The Old Barracks opens Monday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Visit the website for more details. Please note the adults-only policy – rule of thumb if your children are taller than you, they are welcome.
The Buttery, Limerick
The Buttery opened its doors in 2014, bringing the exceptional food experience to Limerick food lovers. Run by the sister-brother duo Hazel & Joe, the cafe focuses on delivering dishes made of local ingredients and inspired by the siblings’ travels.
Visitors can recharge the batteries in beautiful and unique surroundings, full of corners and curtains for that extra bit of privacy. With great music and friendly staff, you can rest assured you are in for a treat.
The Buttery opens seven day a week: Monday – Wednesday (8am – 4pm), Thursday (8am – 9.30pm, Friday & Saturday (8am – 10pm) and Sunday (10am – 4pm). For more, visit their Facebook page.
Sodalicious is Ireland’s first dedicated soda bread only bakery.
Located in the heart of the city, this unique bakery combines delicious bakes with great coffee. Thanks to its in-house espresso and brew bar, Sodalicious can take care of your coffee cravings in no time. Drop by for a cup of joe and a bite in a modern setting.
La Cucina and La Cucina Centro, Castleroy and Limerick
If you love Italian cuisine, La Cucina should be on your list. Brought to life in 2003 by Lorraine Fanneran and chef Bruno Coppola, the restaurants pamper casual dinners and food aficionados with the exquisite flavours of Italy. Step into a buzzing space with a neon-inspired and casual decor, which promises an exciting journey with a twist at the start.
La Cucina serves mouth-watering pizzas, ciabatta sandwiches and pasta to tickle your taste buds. Not to mention the latest sensation, Freakshakes – over-the-top milkshakes which are a must-have remedy for the Irish Summer. No surprise, the team snagged the RAI’s Best Casual Dining Award a few times in the past, followed by the 2017 Best Newcomer Award for La Cucina Centro. Add amazing bakes and Coffee Culture coffee, and you have a perfect combo to power you up on your trip.
La Cucina restaurants are open 7 days a week. Check out www.lacucina.ie for more details.
G Boutique, Newcastle, Co. Limerick
G Boutique combines a boutique and coffee bar. Based in Newcastle West, the place stocks women’s clothing brands while serving delish coffee from the Old Barracks Roastery. It is a delightful stop worth visiting, especially if you love mixing great fashion and coffee.
Sano Healthy Cafe, Limerick
Brought by the team at La Cucino, Sano Cafe at the Delta Sports Dome is all about nutritious and tasty food.
Need your coffee fix? Their drink menu ranges from beloved classic such as a latte or flat white to funky coffee shakes including Matcha Warrior and Coconut Power. They will keep you buzzing. The food options include super sambos and salad boxes, which will keep your energy levels up.
Sano Healthy Cafe is open Monday – Friday (8am-8pm), Saturday (9-5pm) & Sunday (11-5pm). Follow them on Instagram for special deals and offers.
With great coffee on hand, you can get this extra boost to enjoy breathtaking views and natural wonders.
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