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Osta Cafe & Wine Bar

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Café / Wine Bar

1 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality.
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Osta Cafe & Wine Bar
Garavogue Weir View (near Hyde Bridge), Stephen Street , Sligo Co Sligo
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Tel: +353 71 914 4639

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Run by Brid Torrades, who is a leader in the Euro-Toques and Slow Food campaigns for better food, and well-known for her ardent support of local organic food and small producers, the food here has immediacy and real depth of flavour
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Mountain Biking nearby
  • Surfing nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Location - By a river
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Café
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Tapas
  • Al Fresco
  • Atmospheric
  • Attractive Views
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Daytime/Coffee
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • MSG Free
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Tea Rooms
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Wine Bar/Café

Osta Cafe & Wine Bar

The Garavogue river sweeps past this bright and airy café in the centre of Sligo town, and the floor to ceiling glass frontage makes it a delightful spot for coffee (organic and fairly traded) or a more substantial meal.


Run by Brid Torrades, who is a leader in the Euro-Toques and Slow Food campaigns for better food, and well-known for her ardent support of local organic food and small producers, the food here has immediacy and real depth of flavour; breads and pastries from Brid’s bakery at Ballinafad are a speciality, also Irish cheeses and charcuterie.


Menus include modestly described soups which are very good indeed and come with home-made brown bread, quite complex in flavour and with a nice texture; Knockalara cheese & spinach quiche is a speciality and other interesting options include Tullynascreen herb goats cheese with roasted vegetables & salad sandwich, and an exceptionally fresh and crunchy chicken and toasted almond salad with a light creamy dressing.


Daily specials chalked up on a black board include panini and wraps - usually with a bit of a twist, such as chicken with jalepeno relish and cream cheese. And it would be difficult to leave without sampling something from a spectacular array of home-made cakes including, coconut muffins, almond croissants, raspberry tarts, cream sponges and, of course, the famous Bakewell tart.


A small bar area makes a good spot to sip wine from a well chosen list (all 13 offered on the café menu are available by the glass) and tapas are also on offer in the evening.

Seats 35 (outdoors, 10). Open daily from 8am- 8pm (Thurs-Sat, to 9.30pm), Sun 12- 5pm. House wine €18. No sc. No reservations; children welcome (high chair); toilets wheelchair accessible; air conditioning; free broadband wifi. Closed Winter Bank Hols. No credit cards. abbreviations
Last Updated: 06-03-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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