The Guardian called Shauna Kelly’s vital Kitchen “one of the finest artisan cafés in north County Mayo”, and you won’t find anyone who will disagree with that description.
Shauna and her team do everything simply, and well, from their bounteous breakfast – who can resist smoked bacon with French toast and maple syrup? not us – and what cyclist and traveller on the Greenway wouldn’t fall upon a lunch of boxty cake with crispy putog and apple sauce, or a bowl of proper Irish stew served with brown bread.
Shauna’s gift is the ability to offer us just exactly what we feel like eating, from bangers and mash to battered cod with sweet potato fries to the superb cakes and tarts baked by Honor Ryder that will ensnare your eye the moment you see them sitting on the counter.
Shauna and the team maintain extraordinary standards, and have done so ever since they first opened in 2012, and that ability and work ethic means Kelly’s Kitchen is a vital part of the emerging County Mayo culinary renaissance, and your destination in Newport.
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