Five Of The Best – Local Cafés

August 30th, 2016

Here’s our quick round-up of a few of our favourite cafes, all within a coffee-bean’s throw of Thompson House.

Harleys Café

Located directly across from Thompson House, this coffee house serves one of the Corks best loved coffee roasters – Badger & Dodo. With a wide selection of ever changing pastries, breads and local produce this café offers more than an exceptional cup of coffee.


Tara’s Tea Rooms

Take a book from the shelves and have a seat in the vintage decorated, warm and friendly surroundings. A large selection of teas and coffees compliment the freshly baked daily offerings and locally sourced lunch menu.


Cork Coffee Roasters

Situated on Bridge Street, this historic premises boasts its own micro roaster on site and is manned by expertly trained baristas. Try one of the best flat whites this side of New Zealand whilst looking out on the daily bustle in this cocoon of calm and effortless cool.


Seattle’s Best Coffee

One of the Starbucks coffee brands, this no nonsense cuppa packs a punch and is ideal for those who a need a quick fix with minimum fuss. Located in the Spar convenience store two doors down from Thompson house.



This recently reopened gastro pub offers the Fixx brand of coffee. It’s the ideal place for a mid morning meeting before the lunchtime rush. The dimmed lighting and warm atmosphere adds a calming influence to any day.