Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Cashel

Cafe Hans

Competition for the 32 seats is fierce at this gourmet cafe run by the same family as Chez Hans next door. There's a fantastic selection of salads, open sandwiches (including succulent prawns with tangy Marie Rose s…
Top Choice Cafe in Gap of Dunloe

Heather

In a glorious setting, this light-filled cafe adjoins a farm that provides produce from its fields and polytunnels, while seafood and meat are locally and sustainably sourced. Fantastic food spans sweet treats such …
Top Choice Deli in Ennistimon

Cheese Press

Everything you need for a riverside picnic or packed lunch for a Burren hike is on offer at this enticing deli. Organic Irish cheeses include St Tola Irish Goat Cheese, Abbey Brie, Ballyhooly Blue, Burren Gold, Smok…
Top Choice Cafe in Limerick City

Hook & Ladder

A haven of understated style and a champion of local produce, this cafe set in a converted bank building epitomises Limerick's up-and-coming foodie scene. Exquisite sandwiches include Doonbeg crab with lemon mayo on…
Top Choice Cafe in Dungarvan

Meades

Enjoying an ace position on the town’s main square, this cafe has a cheerful vibe with a kids' corner, sofas to lounge on, papers to read and a menu of scrumptious baked goods, as well as savoury tartlets, homemade …
Top Choice Cafe in Newport

Kelly’s Kitchen

The fare of Sean Kelly's much-loved artisan butcher shop (next door) can be sampled here for breakfast and lunch, or you can stop for a coffee break or for a sandwich, a panini or delicious seafood chowder. The huge…
Top Choice Cafe in Thomastown

Blackberry Cafe

Superb thick-cut sandwiches, toasties, quiche and warming soups are served with pumpkin-seed-speckled soda bread here. Much is organic, and the tarts and cakes are baked daily. Between noon and 2pm, great-value hot …
Top Choice Cafe in Kilmainham & the Liberties

Fumbally

A bright, airy warehouse cafe that serves healthy breakfasts, salads and sandwiches – while the occasional guitarist strums away in the corner. Its Wednesday Dinner (mains €16) is an organic, locally sourced explora…
Top Choice Cafe in North of the Liffey

Oxmantown

Delicious breakfasts and excellent sandwiches make this cafe one of the standout places for daytime eating on the north side of the Liffey. Locally baked bread, coffee supplied by Cloud Picker (Dublin's only microro…
Top Choice Cafe in Cong

Hungry Monk

With the warmest of welcomes, this simple cafe with bright colours and artfully mismatched, distressed furniture is a perfect refuge on a misty day. Locally sourced ingredients make up the excellent sandwiches, soup…