Sarah Kennedy’s popular food store on Fairview Strand has proved a success on several levels. Deli, bakery, takeaway and daytime café, this attractive place has many faces - but the common denominator is the genuine home cooked style of their tasty food.
The bustling café serves up a quality cooked breakfast, good coffee and home-baked treats all morning and, despite facing a busy road, the little outdoor terrace is a favourite spot for local coffee breaks.
Lunchtime offers creative salads, sandwiches on Bretzel Bakery bread and the home-style hot specials that regulars love. Hearty favourites like Hicks organic ham, or bangers and mash, perhaps, or one of their famous range of quiches.
The dessert display is a highlight and the delicious home baked cakes, scones and muffins that go so well with their Fairtrade coffees and loose leaf teas attract a steady stream of customers all day.
Healthy, wholesome food based on the best of (mainly local) ingredients is the order of the day here, and gluten free options are available for many dishes. All this, plus warm and friendly service - no wonder there was soon demand for more of the same in other neighbourhoods nearby.
Now a northdside institution, you'll also find branches at:
Kennedy's Food Store, 196 Clontarf Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3 (Tel: 01 818 6824)
Kennedy's Food Store, The Hilltop Centre, Belmont Park, Raheny Dublin 5 (Tel: 01 851 3000).