|Display of cakes|
A few weeks back, Toonbridge Dairy opened their cafe next to their dairy in Toonbridge, Macroom. And since I was heading to the Macroom Food Festival anyway, thought it the best opportunity to pay them a visit.
The cafe is nestled nicely between the dairy and a beautiful garden.The inside is smallish and simple but very inviting. The sun was shining and the cafe was lovely warm and light. A wonderful display of cakes was nicely arranged and looked so inviting that I didn’t even check the menu.
|Outside Seating Area|
Since Buffalo milk is Toonbridges trademark – I opted for the buffalo ricotta cheesecake and an Earl Grey tea. The cake wasn’t too sweet and had a lovely undertone of lemon in it. When I found a little pip from the lemon, I smiled – proof that it was indeed fresh.
I should have taken my time looking around – I would have seen that the tables have menus displayed and next to the beautiful cakes, offer also salads, sandwiches, cheese & meat boards and of course all sorts of olives, cheeses and other yummylicious things you would normally find at the Olive Stall in the English Market.
|Wonderful setting within the garden|
The staff is friendly, attentive and welcoming. Friends & neighbours kept coming in and out with the kids playing hide & seek. This is a lovely place with amazing food at value prices.
Will I be back – absolutely if I am on my way to West Cork or Kerry – it’s worth a small detour.
The cafe is open Fri, Sat and Sun during the day.
I didn’t go into the attached shop to the dairy as it was too busy – but you can buy the cheese, olives and other local produce directly next to the cafe.