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Louis Mulcahy

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How does Louis Mulcahy’s Caifé na Caolóige manage to seem so vibrant? Is it the Slea Head wind that gets into your soul as well as your bones that means you arrive here with a hearty appetite? Is it the subtle but intense colours and forms of the pottery in the shop, all of it irresistible? Is it the light itself streaming into the dining room, that West Kerry light with its dazzling monochromes? The answer is that the secret of the charm of this great cafe is because of all of these things, but above all what makes the Caifé special is the beauty of every plate, the colourful and careful composition and creation that you see in a dish of homemade fishcakes with lemon and herb mayonnaise, or roasted vegetable and goat’s cheese tart, or some smoked mackerel paté on toasted seaweed bread, their dark chocolate and raspberry brownies. Singular, and special.

Emer Fallon
Clogher Strand, Slea Head Drive, Dingle, Co Kerry
+ 353 66 9156229

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