Cafe Noir - Maison du Cafe et des Patisseries
Robert Street; Castletroy; UL & Ennis, Limerick,
Telephone: +353 (0)61 411222
In a short three years Pat O’Sullivan has created one of the most dynamic Café restaurant chains in Limerick and happily intends expanding far and wide. Pat O’...
How to get there
Cafe Noir Robert Street:
Tel: (061) 41122
Cafe Noir Castletroy:
Blas by Cafe Noir UCL:
World Music Acad Building:
Mon-Fri 9am - 5.30pm
Tel: (061) 234904
Good to know
A La Carte: Coffee, Gateaux, Sandwiches, Salads, Entrees.
€2.30 - €12.95
Sunday Lunch: Castletroy Only. Other Branches closed Sunday.
Children’s Menu: Yes
Number of Covers: 60/70
Wheelchair Facilities: At Robert St,Castletroy,UCL.
Credit Cards: Yes
Wifi: Robert Street, Castletroy, UCL.
About The Restaurant
In a short three years Pat O’Sullivan has created one of the most dynamic Café restaurant chains in Limerick and happily intends expanding far and wide. Pat O’Sullivan is no newcomer to the food industry so he really knows what he is about and what his customers want and he set about providing it. Managing Director of Masterchefs Hospitality Munster, he always had this vision of bringing a little bit of Paris to Irish café society and this he has done so successfully with his Café Noir Group which is currently in four locations, Robert Street, Castletroy, a large 120 seater cafe ‘Blas by Café Noir’ at the University of Limerick, and more recently with a new branch in Ennis.
The first Café Noir opened its doors in February 2008 and was a runaway success. Pat’s attention to detail was meticulous sourcing a superb Fair Trade coffee called Blue Earth Organic, producing their own wonderful breads in a state of the art bakery, from roast pepper bread, to walnut and date, Vienna loaf to handmade baguettes & brown soda, and making all their own foods. The minute you walk through the doors of any Café Noir you get this wonderful waft of fresh bread and coffee emanating from behind the counters.
They have their own team of pastry chefs producing the most wonderful handmade pastries, scones, cakes and biscuits, pear and almond tartlets, Gateaux Paris Brest, chocolate Danish, carrot cakes, chocolate eclairs to die for …the list is endless…you could be forgiven for thinking you were in any French town enjoying the lifestyle and ethos. However, there is our own bit of Irish charm and top artisan foods available as well. At breakfast time you might perhaps try their crispy bacon and brie croissant – fantastic – or James McGeough’s gourmet sausage rolls with tomato chutney. Crispy bacon and maple syrup crepes are there too along with a fab Croque Monsieur of smoked ham and Swiss Gruyere cheese toasted with freshly baked Vienna loaf and tomato chutney.
They also do a wide range of savoury dishes and wonderful lunches including beef and mushroom pie capped with puff pastry, and a cracking seafood pie, as I said all made by themselves. You can have a brilliant French Onion soup, steak sandwiches, sausage rolls, crepes, baked Brie, all yummy. What I love too are their sandwich bars where you can have freshly carved hot or cold sandwiches of your choice filled just with what you want. At their Salad bars, you will find fresh prawns, smoked salmon, roast Mediterranean vegetables, spiced couscous, McGeough’s ham, and a whole lot more besides!
The Roberts Street branch opens until midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday doing a Tapas Menu as well as their great Salad Bar. The Tapas menu is very reasonably priced with tasty morsels including Chorizo sausage, smoked Kenmare salmon, dry-cured French ham, smoked local chicken, a good Irish cheese selection – oh yes and of course their wonderful homemade desserts. Makes a really nice evening out in lovely atmospheric surroundings – and of course you can have a glass or ten of wine from their very well chosen and reasonably priced wine list.
In their Castletroy branch an evening menu is served seven days a week and again makes a great casual night out with really good reasonably priced, well sourced and well cooked food. Some items which can be had as starters or mains including Ballycotton smoked salmon and prawn salad, baked brie with tossed apple, Port wine sauce and toasted French baguette, or a Caesar salad. Mains include a brilliant chargrilled 8oz rump steak burger in a soft floury bap with bacon, Brie and tomato relish. Rib-eye steak sandwich is served on toasted Vienna loaf with red onion jam and pickles, whilst chargrilled Jamaican Jerk style chicken comes as a sandwich on toasted roast pepper bread with mango chilli and coriander salsa. Of course the signature French Onion soup, and steak and seafood pies are available too – all dishes accompanied with a choice of house salad or French fries. Leave room of course for the vast selection of those homemade desserts in the display cabinet…..
As Monsieur O’Sullivan says - Goutez la difference!
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