Home Square in Cornmarket Centre

When I first moved to Cork city about a decade ago, sourcing fun home decor items was a challenge. There was no HomeSense, TKMaxx, and especially no Home Square. I must admit, I LOVE Home Square. It is calm and well presented, with the items displayed in uncluttered, but fun ways. When my friend Steve... Continue Reading →


Afternoon Tea in Cork City

I love afternoon tea almost as much as I love brunch. And there are more and more places in Cork offering elegantly prepared and thoughtfully served afternoon tea, so I decided to make a list. If you're stuck for a gift idea for Christmas, birthday, Valentine's Day, or Mother's Day, a gift voucher for afternoon... Continue Reading →

Photos of a Cork Zombie Walk

Each year as the leaves have fallen and the Jack O'Lanterns appear, the Cork Zombie Walk takes place in the city centre. This annual tradition, in spite of the macabre nature, is good spirited and fun-loving. The 2017 Cork Zombie Walk takes place TODAY starting at Three Fools Coffee at 5pm. Here is the event... Continue Reading →

Brunch at Café Velo

Rob Horgan, manager of Café Velo tells us that, “Café Velo offers unique breakfast and brunch dishes. We purchase the best of local ingredients where ever possible.”

Brunch at Café Atrium

This post’s brunch spotlight is on Café Atrium. Simon Higgs, owner and operator of Café Atrium boasts, "Great coffee, friendly staff, indoor/ seating area. Close to Western Road and Fitzgerald's Park. Free on-street parking at weekend."   Café Atrium Location: Mardyke Arena, Mardyke Walk, Cork, T12 N1FK Tel: 0214544422 Website: http://www.cafeatrium.ie Twitter: @CafeAtriumCork Facebook: Café Atrium Hours for Breakfast/Brunch:... Continue Reading →

Brunch at Idaho Café

This post’s brunch spotlight is on Idaho Café. Richard Jacob and Mairead own and run Idaho with such care. He explains, “We have always been proud about using local ingredients ( even before it became hip) We serve the food that we love with music we love with a team who love what they do. And... Continue Reading →

Brunch at Ali’s Kitchen

This post’s brunch spotlight is on Ali's Kitchen. Ali Honour, owner and operator of Ali’s Kitchen shares, “Ali's Kitchen is a bakehouse located on the busy corner site of Rory Gallagher Place, Cork City. Inspired by traditions and influences from home and travels through Europe, this bakehouse offers an artisanal approach to in-house food creation... Continue Reading →

Brunch at The Workshop

This post’s brunch spotlight is on The Workshop. The Workshop Lios Cross, Ballygarvan Tel: 0212373033 Website: http://www.theworkshopcork.com Twitter: @theworkshopcork Facebook: The Workshop Hours for Breakfast/Brunch: Breakfast/Brunch: Tue–Fri 10am-12Noon Breakfast/Brunch: Saturday 10am-12:30pm Breakfast/Brunch: Sunday 11am-1pm At specified times, The Workshop offers: Scrambled eggs Vegetarian fry-up Porridge Fresh in-house baked pastries, breads, or scones In-house made jams, marmalades, or relish Outdoor seating Child-friendly atmosphere... Continue Reading →

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