A busy bake-house on Rory Gallagher Place right in the city centre, Ali's Kitchen has full breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, but is also home to one of the city’s best Bakery Counters with Ali’s donuts in particular fast approaching legendary status. Sit in with tea and coffee or take-out. Chef Ali Honour puts a modern twist on classic bakery fare.
Another local hero in the East Cork region famous for its rich farmland and food culture. The Granary's brunch menu is particularly tempting for vegetarians. Midleton is a half-hour drive from the city and also home to the famous Jameson Whiskey Distillery.
At Box of Frogs, you can come as you are. Their quirky coffee shop in Bantry is a perfect place for you to kick back, have a good cup of coffee, light lunch or delicious dinner.
In the busy market-town of “Skibb” (in the Irish language, the name means “harbour for little boats”) you will find the Kalbos Cafe and husband and wife team Siobhan and Anthony, serving up breakfasts and brunch made with local produce in a simple yet chic space.
With over 45 regular stalls serving up everything from burritos to locally produced artisan meats, cheeses and veg, this busy market in the grounds of a shopping centre in the suburb of Wilton is a great mid-week option - especially if you want to stock up before heading to West Cork.
After 20 years working in IT in London, Cork native Enda Spillane has returned home to set up her own chocolate shop and school offering courses for kids, adults, birthday, hen and visiting parties in chocolate making. Enda believes that whatever the question is, chocolate is the answer.