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26 catherine st, limerick. CALL. (085) 215 3212

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simple things done well

Our aim from the start has been the same; simply great local ingredients and amazing irish and international coffee roasters. we started small in 2012 on Mallow St and move in 2017 to Catherine St




100 Best Restaurants Ireland 2014

100 Best Restaurants Ireland 2015

McKennas Guide 2013 to 2021

Best Casual Dining, Munster 2014 RAI

Best Digital Marketing 2015 RAI





nice people have said nice things about us :

John McKenna 

Tom Doorley

Pól Ó Conghaile

Joe McNamee 


  • breakfast bagel

  • french toast

  • aztecs porridge

  • porridge with super seeds & raspberries

  • amazing organic meatballs

  • pulled pork wrap

  • superfood burren smoked mackerel, pea & walnut

  • super slaw

  • smokey chilli chicken wrap

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the very best & locally

  • joe - riot rye

    sourdough baked in a brick oven Joe built himself and fueled with wood grown near-by. the most sustainable bread in the country and i think it the best

    sean - temple roe farm

    Sean Condon as been farming organically for 13 years and switched to once a day milking to ensure better quality milk and happier cows.
    His raw milk (unpasteurised) is amazing; available at the weekends

    crowe's - outdoor reared pork

    a truly family operation, the crowe’s make some of the best sausages and rashers in the country

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bits & pieces

  • baking schedule 22-26th nov   tue : scones  wen : chocolate  knots / sourdough thur : blueberry & lemon swirls  / baked cheesecake / sourdough  fri : lemon and poppy seed ring


    baking schedule 15-19th nov
    baking schedule 15-19th nov   tue : scones  wen : cinnamon  knots / sourdough thur : raspberry /  pistachio swirls / baked cheesecake / sourdough  fri : almond brioche knots


    baking schedule 1st - 5th nov
    tue: scones with orange honey butter  wen: cinnamon swirls & sourdough  thur: blueberry knots with lemon icing & sourdough fri: raspberry swirls &  raspberry glazed ring donuts & sourdough sat:


  • baking schedule
    17th to 22nd tue: scones wen: cinnamon swirls | sourdough thur: blueberry swirls with lemon icing | sourdough | baked cheesecake fri: raspberry morning buns | sourdough | cheesecake sat: glazed donuts


    *OPEN CALL* canzeen (spring/summer 2022) we are creating a zeen  to bring together the artists and makers in canteen  and we are looking for artists and makers to contribute  ‘ART’


    fun, creative, caring environment
    i have spent more time with the canteen team during the pandemic than I have with family and friends, and this has reinforced and highlighted to me that my most