There’s nothing more comforting when you’ve been out all afternoon seeing the sights, than sitting down with a coffee and a cake. The beautiful town of Bantry offers plenty of things to do but even more when it comes to coffee shops so where are the best places to pick up a slice of Vicky sponge and enjoy the town itself. Having been made into a fairtrade town in 2006 you’d expect there to be a few good offerings but we’ve compiled a list of the best to save your legs.
The Stuffed Olive boasts a wide selection of artisan products as well as your more common cakes and coffees. Light lunches, salads and snacks are all also available and there is even outdoor seating if the weather is feeling up to it. This little coffee shop offers food to be served but also has a small food and wine shop located within it so if something really takes your fancy then you can always take it away with you. Dedicated to using local produce, The Stuffed Olive has one of the widest ranges of foods and drinks you’ll find in the town.
Situated just outside Bantry in the small village of Ballylickey, Mannings Emporium is a must stop site for everyone on the food trail of West Cork. A treasure trove of freshly prepared and artisan products, Mannings Emporium is more than just a deli and café. This beautifully located venue offers farmhouse cheeses, cured meats, local vegetables and many more products in the gourmet food shop. It’s well worth making the special effort to visit this beautiful little shop but be warned, you’ll be leaving weighed down by mountains of irresistible treats.
When you’re a veggie eating out can sometimes be a bit of a problem however Organico Cafe is ideally located in the centre of town to fulfill your taste requirements. Inspired by beautiful, in season produce this little cafe takes organic products very seriously and ensures they sell only the highest quality goods. With its very own bakery attached, it is the perfect place to stop for some fresh coffee and a delicious little cream cake (or two).
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The Floury Hands Cafe and Bakery is one of the tastiest brasseries in town, boasting a wide range of cuisines and one of the warmest welcomes you could hope to receive. Excellent for walking parties that have been out all morning, this little piece of heaven has room enough for big and small parties alike.
We’ve saved the best until last, the Box of Frogs coffee house and bakery is a bustling hub in the town centre offers freshly baked cakes and freshly brewed coffees all day. The family run business has been a huge success since it set up in the middle of town and its cupcakes alone draw a loyal crowd from the locals. So hurry down if you want to catch them before they sell out quickly!
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Barry's passion for great food is only matched by his love and passion for Bantry itself. Barry wanted his cafe to be a blend of fun atmosphere with unique and tasty food made with local and fresh produce.
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