Irish Breakfast Awards 2007 NATIONAL WINNER

Farmgate Café, Englishmarket, Cork City

National Breakfast Awards 2007 sponsored by Rudd's A younger sister of the Farmgate Country Store and Restaurant in Midleton, Kay Harte’s Farmgate Caf shares the same commitment to serving fresh, local food - and, as it is located in the gallery above the English Market, where ingredients are purchased daily, it doesn’t come much fresher or more local than this.

The atmosphere is lively and busy, (especially in the self-service area) as people come and go from the market below, giving a great sense of being at the heart of things - and, however simple, everything is perfectly cooked. Many people make a point of calling in here for a good breakfast to set them up for a long day’s shopping: either a full cooked or continental breakfast is offered, with self-service or table service available - making it ideal for everyone, whether you’re in a rush or in the mood for a leisurely spread.

Menus are not over-extensive but the details tell the tale: freshly squeezed orange juice, porridge made with organic oatflakes, honey & cream, delicious home-baked breads. Quality is invariably outstanding and, as an example, the mini-Irish breakfast is marvellous value at EUR6.50; for this you get: bacon, sausage, black & white pudding, tomato, lovely toast and marmalade and abundant first rate coffee.

All this and the buzz of the market too: simply superb.

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8 votes

Farmgate Café

Cork City, Co. Cork
'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks) Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
Established in 1994 by Kay Harte and now managed by her daughter Rebecca, the much-loved Farmgate Café is a younger sibling of her sister Marog O'Brien's Farmgate Country Store and Restaurant in Midleton, and shares the same commi ...

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