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The Buttery Café, Wicklow

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Aimée and Claire are doing a great job at the Buttery Café in Wicklow.
Caroline Byrne is charmed

The Buttery is a doll’s house of a café, with cutesy furnishings and little touches everywhere to create the perfect ambience for this girly establishment. Run by two best friends, Aimée and Claire, the counter brims with cutesy, very homemade looking frosted buns and other delectable confectionery. You can smell the baking before you enter, which lets you know before you’re told that everything’s made in-house, right down to the lemonade. The day’s fare is put up on the board and changes every day, and they offer a good selection of vegetarian and gluten-free foods, the latter, the menu informs, they are working on expanding.

For non-vegetarian options, slow-roasted Dijon beef casserole with creamy mash, or the staple hearty bangers and mash, sound pretty darn good, and good value too at only EUR*13 and EUR*10.50 respectively. I plumped for some of the veggie treats that day however, and the Portabello mushroom stuffed with creamed leeks and blue cheese, and the brie and tomato tart, made for a tasty lunch, from good ingredients too, The little café sells the locally made Wicklow Blue and Brie-style cheeses, in addition to other local and non-local artisan products, such as Helen Gee jams and preserves from Abbeyleix, Co Laois.

If I’d felt like it I could have indulged myself from the sweet list, which is almost as long as the savoury menu, but I’m glad to leave a reason to call in again; Tuscan plum tart tartin, gooseberry fool, any of those gorgeous cupcakes, or even fresh organic Wicklow strawberries and cream (in summer), are good reasons to stop by if ever out that way.

There are plenty of reasons to call into the Buttery Café @ Fishers: their support of Irish (and other) artisan food producers, their use of only ecologically-friendly cleaning products and policy of recycling and composting waste, and the warm, friendly atmosphere generated by the staff and the whole place in general, and the fact that they serve genuinely yummy food. Go girlies!


The Buttery Café @ Fishers
Newtownmountkennedy,
Co Wicklow

01 2812892 yummy@thebutterycafe.com www.butterycafe.com

Open seven days a week: from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Saturday, and 1pm to 5pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays

Wheelchair accessible, parking available

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