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2012 Award Winners CAFé OF THE YEAR 2012

Builin Blasta - Spiddal, Co Galway

Cafe of the Year 2012 - Builin Blasta - Spiddal, Co Galway IrelandA partner to the casual dining award that we introduced last year, we wanted to give recognition to the best of those valuable all-day operations – usually small and owner-run – which not only lift the visitor’s spirits in a flash, but also the reputation of any town or village lucky enough to be its chosen location. Our main aim was to seek out good simple cooking based on quality ingredients - and especially the home baking that can be the highlight of a day out; a genre favoured by recession, the numbers are growing nicely.

Visitors to Connemara will find an excellent example in a simple café-cum-bakery at a craft and design centre at Spiddal, where New Zealander owner-chef, J-me Peaker, has made the small café-bakery Builin Blasta (The Tasty Loaf), a magnet for discerning foodies.

The café offers a lovely range of all-day food and everything is delicious, with some nice original touches. Tea is made with real leaf tea and baking is a genuine forte here; as well as excellent quality homemade breads and cakes, there’s a selection of House chutneys, jams and dressings for sale…one for the sat nav.

Builín Blasta Cafe & Bakery

Spideal, Co. Galway
7 votes
1 euro 'Best Budget' denotes moderately priced establishment (max. less than €50pps for accommodation or €35 for 3-course meal without drinks) Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner
This attractive café-cum-bakery makes a good stopping off point for visitors to coastal Connemara situated, as it is on the Galway side of  Spiddal village on the main road west. The craft and design centre features local artisans, some of ...

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