Friendly Faces Remain At Old Blarney Post Office Café
Blarney locals know the cafe at the old Post Office very well but it’s also a handy call for the many tourists that visits the village and its castle to kiss the famous stone; even motorists on the nearby Cork-Limerick road can make a very short detour for a tasty breakfast or lunch. It is not the biggest but comes into its own in the summertime when the large garden area comes into play with lots tables and seating.
There is a change this year, a change of management, with South African Pat taking over from Czech Lenka. It is early days yet for the new owners - key staff members remain - as we found out when we called at the weekend for a light lunch. Their menu is being finalised so that’s something to keep an eye on. Meanwhile you get local produce well cooked and simply presented.
There is an all-day menu, with lots of breakfast dishes, including a series of egg dishes such as Benedict and Royale (sauces served on the side). Drop in anytime for coffee (Velo) and sweet stuff galore. We saw some very tempting cakes being delivered.
A good selection also of soups, sandwiches and other savoury dishes (cooking facilities are limited by the space available). My pick was the the BLT (7.00) in combo with a mug of soup (2.00). The bacon, lettuce and tomato, was served in Arbutus Ciabatta bread with a light garlic mayo and organic lettuce. That bacon was very tasty indeed and the Ciabatta terrific. A slightly larger option was the BLAT where Avocado is added and that, with soup, comes to a tenner.
Prices are quite reasonable throughout also illustrated by CL’s choice: the Toasted Chicken Wrap that consisted of poached Irish chicken breast, cheese, fresh basil pesto or cajun mayo, lettuce and tomatoes (8.00). Also available with a cup of soup. By the way, a full bowl of the Postmistress Soup costs €4.50.
Service is friendly and chatty and kids are very welcome here and their menu includes Pasta, Sandwiches, Toastie choices, Waffle choices, various juices and (not so hot!) Hot Chocolate! So there you are, on your own or with the family, the Old Blarney Post Office Café is a lovely place to call to when you’re in the area during the day.
Open: 9.00am-3.00pm daily.