Monday, October 21, 2019

Vikki’s Café & Wine Bar. Bright Spot on a Rainy Day

Vikki’s Café & Wine Bar
Bright Spot on a Rainy Day
Just six euro for this delicious quiche of the day including salad. Added to it with this generous cup of soup (3.00), a warming spicy tomato and black bean, quite appropriate for the unpleasant day. Watch out also for the daily special and a range of Arbutus Sourdough Toasties.

I was up around Sunday’s Well on a recent wet and windy morning. Wondering where I’d get a nice lunch when I thought of Vikki’s, well established now in the old post office. I hadn’t been there in a long while. It turned out to be a very good choice indeed.
A really excellent dish from the Brunch menu: Jack McCarthy's white pudding crumbled on to toasted Arbutus sourdough with two free range poached eggs and pomegranate raita.   Prefer Black pudding? They do a tempting Clonakilty Blackpudding Hash (with crushed potatoes and spring greens, a fried egg and Ballymaloe Relish, again on toasted sourdough. Each of these costs €11.00.

The menu is quite extensive. Maybe not the lunch menu itself but the brunch menu that starts at 8.30am runs right through until 3.30pm and you’ll have great fun choosing from the two. As it happened, I picked from one while CL picked from the other. See the menus (not the specials) here .

Drinks? No shortage. Lots of soft drinks, beer by the bottle (including the likes of Black’s, Galway Hooker), Stonewell cider and a wine list as well. The café opens every day and turns into a wine-bar for the weekend evenings. Watch out for music, mainly on Saturdays I think, with an extended programme for the Jazz Weekend.
Lots of tempting goodies on the counter, including this Almond and Plum Cake. Very enjoyable as was the Lemon Drizzle. Coffee is excellent also.

Tried this Coconut Water but didn't really fancy it.
On the other hand, Vikki's fresh apple juice was
very good indeed.
Service is friendly, low-key and efficient here in this long and narrowish space. There is a quite a garden out the back, lots of seats there too, but that wasn’t in play on this particular day. There were a couple of hardy souls outfront though sitting on the pavement tables under the awning. 

Vikki’s also have another string to their bow. They operate a deli here and on sale are products from some of the top local producers around. Indeed, those same producers feature on the menu. 

85A Sunday’s Well Road
(021) 422 1729

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