Both the City and County quietly emanate the very best that Ireland has to offer. From culture to creativity, fine eateries to vibrant nightlife and outdoor adventures to medieval magic, this is the place that has something for everybody.
The Book & Coffee Shop is located on William Street in the heart of Kilkenny City. They specialise in quality second hand books, literary gifts, home made cakes and coffee. The look forward to welcoming visitors to browse through their selection of books and gifts for sale.
They accept online payment by credit, debit card or Paypal. They also have a call and collect service.
Book and Coffee shop tokens available for any amount. Valid for all time. Can be exchanged for books, gifts, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cakes etc.
Nestled alongside the historic walls of Kilkenny Castle, overlooking the River Nore, is where you will find Canal Square. Offering locally roasted, specialty coffee, freshly baked pastries, and delicious breakfast and lunch items prepared in-house by our fantastic team, headed up by Head Chef Cormac Rowe, it is the perfect place for a pit stop. We offer delicious, seasonally-inspired food throughout the day, to eat in or takeaway. They believe that the customer always comes first – and that means exceptional produce, quality ingredients and a friendly service.
The John Street Tea Rooms at Langtons Hotel Kilkenny is inspired by the famous Alice in Wonderland. The Viennese Style Room is a delicate David Collins designed eatery. Open from 8.30am daily it serves barista coffees, fresh pastries, breakfast, brunch, lunch & Afternoon Tea.
The Pastry Chefs freshly prepare many decadent pastries and treats. Langtons macarons, financiers and delicious scones are the perfect accompaniment when enjoying a barista coffee or one of their specialty teas.
Bridies is an old-world bar, pub and general store with a charming walled garden to the rear. It is very popular with locals, and serves the best pint of Guinness. Hidden in the middle of Kilkenny's Medieval City, it's charm and old world style make this small bar the perfect place to meet your friends or to maybe make some new ones. It is part of Langton's Hotel Kilkenny and is named after one of the original founders of Langton’s, Bridie Langton. Bridie’s Bar & General Store is certainly not one to be missed.
The General Store is located at the front and has a beautiful old-world charm. The shop which is stocked with a mix of old quarter sweet jars, cards, gifts and pastries, is one of Kilkenny’s most photographed buildings. Bridies Store offers high quality specialty coffee produced by skilled baristas together with a large selection of homemade pastries, sauces, oils and treats, prepared daily on-site.
It also serves as a gift shop, boasting Irish made goods, like our large Voya range, Chunky Knits by Lisa, Soah Flowers & so much more.Entered through saloon doors reminiscent of a speak easy. The chat is always plentiful and only on big match days is a TV allowed into the Bar.To the back there is a long-walled Garden. Dotted down the garden are bus shelters where you can sit and enjoy the outdoors with a beer in hand, maybe even in the sunshine! It is an escape from the hustle and bustle.If you are any way curious, then why not discover the charm of Bridies Bar & General Store.
Bridies Award winning garden is found by passing through the quirky sweet & gift shop and the snug old wold bar. When the sun shines, Bridies Garden is the perfect place to unwind. Enjoy the walled Gardens, bus shelters and the colourful blooms and planting whilst listening to some music. Why not join us for a beer in Bridies Garden and soak up the sun with friends and escape from the hustle and bustle of Kilkenny City.
Bridies Bar and General Store is part of Langtons Hotel in Kilkenny City, renowned particularly for its impeccable customer service, good wholesome cuisine and genuine welcome. Visit www.langtons.ie.
The Black Cat Café
The Black Cat Café, Top Floor Parliament Street, Kilkenny, R95 X8NN
The Black Cat Café is a venue with a huge south-facing outdoor terrace that overlooks the medieval rooftops of Kilkenny City. Couple the amazing views with the very best local and national produce and you have the perfect spot for a late breakfast, lunch or lite bite.
While away the afternoon with great barista coffee or some freshly prepared food with the sun on your face, all served in an informal laid back atmosphere.
Located right in the heart of the medieval mile on the top floor of the large Intersport Elverys building, it offers great food, coffee and the unique views of 2 of Kilkennys most famous landmarks, Kilkenny Castle and Saint Canices Cathedral.
MUSE is the perfect place to enjoy their inspired food and specialty coffee, celebrating the best of local, seasonal, homemade produce. A destination in itself or the perfect start or end to an exploration of Butler Gallery’s magnificent collection of Irish art and visiting exhibitions.
Lunch in their café or garden courtyard against the backdrop of this magnificently restored building with a history spanning 800 years and enjoy views of the monastic site of St John’s Priory. Delight in the perfect weekend Brunch in their outdoor seating area. Parents can unwind while the kids explore our children’s garden and gallery workshops.
Summer Nights at Muse
Throughout the summer we will have pop-up ‘Summer Nights at Muse’….late evenings to enjoy a glass of wine and some lighter bites into the evenings, in the beautiful, relaxed surrounds of Butler Gallery at Evans’ Home.
We love our coffee. We brew every cup with precision and commitment and with the same mission statement: Make It Awesome!
We don't just do coffee. We've become Kilkenny's No 1 wholefood cafe by caring deeply about the quality of the ingredients from the best local artisan producers. Our food is made fresh to order, every morning with a strong emphasis on good quality. Starting from blueberry pancakes and smashed avocado toast to mouthwatering sourdough sandwiches, organic salads and baked goods. We are vegan and gluten free friendly.
Cafe la coco focus on bringing love of design, food, baking, coffee and great service in relaxed and welcoming environment. ''Everyone is always welcome at our table"
Artisan bakery and bistro in the heart of Kilkenny city serving delicious brunches from seasonal local produce and stone baked breads with natural Irish ingredients.
All of our breads are stone-baked daily in our bread oven and contain nothing but salt, water, flour and natural leaven or a fresh yeast culture. no preservatives. no chemicals. just nature. All our flours are grown and milled by our friends at The Little Mill built on the River Nore in Bennettsbridge Co. Kilkenny. Because we are big believers and advocates of seasonality and local produce, our menus are like the weather - they can change from day-to-day.
We don't do reservations for brunch - tables are first come, first served - but if you have any special needs, give us a shout and we'll try and accommodate you. For private parties/dinners, birthdays and events, please send us an email.
Kilkenny Design Craft Centre offers an unrivalled selection of Irish handcrafted gifts. While it has many imitators, the Centre remains Ireland’s most prestigious source of Irish gifts of exceptional quality, all chosen with a discerning eye for quality, uniqueness and style.
The Centre’s unequalled supplier list, drawn from Ireland’s most eminent craftspeople and designers, gives visitors a uniquely special shopping experience, allowing them to purchase the best of Irish crafts and design under one roof. Visitors from outside of the EU can avail of highly attractive tax free shopping.
Located on Kilkenny’s historic Parliament Street, just a short walk from Kilkenny Castle. La Rivista's Market Café & Gourmet Pizza offers a casual and contemporary menu to suit all tastes and budgets from breakfast and brunch to a trendy new night time menu serving customer favourites, from starters, pizzas and desserts..
The La Rivista Market Café, is open for customers to sit in and enjoy an aromatic coffee and delicious freshly baked cakes and pastries as well as a wide selection of lunch and brunch options including paninis, salads, soups and vegan sandwiches. Stocking a range of gourmet artisan hampers from €25 each, along with other great ‘foodie’ gifts and treats, ideal for that someone special. Products include all the traditional La Rivista favourites from Jams, Crackers, Gourmet Sauces and a range of Irish made treats and gifts. The Market Café opens from 8.30am-4.30pm daily.
Gourmet Pizza Market
From their ever popular delicious hand crafted pizza’s, salads, buffalo chicken wings along with a range of cocktails, the ‘Gourmet Pizza Market’ venue is ideal for an ‘after work’ get together , a quick pre theatre bite (Kilkenny’s Watergate Theatre is a stone's throw away) or a casual catch up with friends. The Gourmet Pizza Market Night Time Menu, is also vegan and vegetarian friendly and will be available from Thursday to Sunday 5-9pm for customers to dine in or take out.
This Kilkenny restaurant also caters for Celiac dietary requirements.
Situated within walking distance from Langton House Hotel, The Marble City Bar & Tea Rooms is one the oldest public houses in the County it has still retained many of the original features and exsudes a warm & friendly atmosphere. MCB is a favourite with locals and residents alike, visitors will experience and savour an atmosphere made tangible by the aroma of International coffees, freshly baked breads and extensive menus boasting the very best in fresh local Irish produce and service.
Downstairs and situated on a bustling pedestrianised shopping street is the new addition to the Langton family Marble City Tea Rooms. An ideal meeting spot with both indoor and outdoor seating area's it is the perfect setting in which to experience a varied selection of coffees, teas, cakes, and pastries along with a full & comprehensive menu.
Kilkenny's first patisserie located on the Medieval Mile in the shadow of St Canices Cathedral this Kilkenny cafe is the perfect resting point for coffee lovers and foodies alike. Cakeface Patisserie offers of handmade quirky and unusual cakes not to mention pastries and desserts that are works of art which would be hard to find in London or Paris
Locally produced artisan breads and sourdoughs are beautifully displayed and are available to take home but be quick they don't last long. For coffee enthusiate Cakeface offers a house coffee locally roasted in small batches for freshness plus a constantly changing guest coffee which they source from artisan producers.
Lunchtime at this Kilkenny cafe consists of gourmet, made to order sandwich filled with delicious local ingredients on sour dough and artisan breads. Homemade soups and salad are available seasonally and made on site.
The interior is in keeping with their desserts a little bit quirky and the atmosphere is relaxed. The staff are friendly and easy going and sure know how to make a great cup of coffee. Visit cakeface.ie
This Kilkenny cafe's quaint and homely atmosphere is in keeping with the feeling of serenity that runs throughout the building. It is the perfect place to escape from everything and relax. Have a cup of tea and a chat or to enjoy the homemade soups, sandwiches, hot lunches or desserts. Also on the menu at this Kilkenny cafe is an assortment of desserts, such as freshly-made scones, muffins, chocolate biscuit cake served with cream to name but a few. It is also the perfect base to plan your tour of our beautiful city.