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The Pantry

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In the modern world, excellence and dedication in the world of coffee tends to be associated with hipster dudes with metropolitan beards, piercing and and extensive tattoos. But in The Pantry, Mark and Ladonna show that excellece and dedication in coffee is also the preserve of modest, calm, comforting rooms far away from the capital. All you need to make that happen is the sort of Eureka! moment when Mark and Ladonna became converted to the coffee cause, and began to dedicate themselves to making superlative, expert coffees. But great coffee isn’t all they do in The Pantry: the regulars rock up to The Square in Portlaoise to enjoy soulful bowls of Irish stew, and carrot and goat’s cheese roulade, and chocolate, hazelnut and caramel cake. Everything is cooked and served with dedicated and respectful modesty, and The Pantry is a priceless piece of Portlaoise.

Mark Healy and Ladonna McCartan
13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Co Laois
+353 57 8681695

Visit more of Laois's Ancient East

The Storeyard, Kealew Business Park, Portlaoise, Co Laois
Mountrath, County Laois
The Square, Durrow, Co Laois
Abbeyleix, County Laois

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