This Limerick based group of French-inspired coffee houses has three outlets. Superb baked goods and patisserie have distinguished the Café Noir brand from the beginning and a team of bakers in a central kitchen work through the night to ensure early morning deliveries of the impressive range of artisanal breads, croissants, scones, muffins, quiches and desserts.
Breakfasts run from freshly squeezed juices or fresh fruit salad with natural yogurt to crispy bacon and maple syrup crepes, freshly baked croissants and pain au chocolat or a luscious croque monsieur stacked high with smoked ham and gruyère cheese.
Lunchtime sandwiches and salads are made to order pairing breads like light rye, homemade brown soda or walnut and date loaf with an inviting array of fresh fillings and gourmet salads like Mediterranean roast vegetables with olives, sundried tomatoes and feta cheese, Indian spiced couscous or mixed bean with tomatoes and herbs.
Quiches of organic goats cheese, spinach and red onion confit or the classic ham and gruyère quiche Lorrainne are deep and generous.
Hot lunches feature homemade soups and favourites like fisherman's pie topped with parmesan mash, spicy chicken chargrilled with mango, chilli and coriander salsa and chargrilled ribeye steak sandwich with red onion jam and pickles.
Cheerful efficient service is the result of in-house training and food displays at the self-service counters are continuously replenished to maintain fresh appeal.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights Café Noir on Robert Street opens late where a full Tapas style menu is rolled out.