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Rua Cafe & Deli

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Café / Deli

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. The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Rua Cafe & Deli
Spencer Street, Castlebar Co Mayo
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The younger retail sister of the McMahon family’s excellent Café Rua on New Antrim Street, this brilliant deli & café stocks a wide range of the delicious foods and ingredients that have been served in the café for over a decade
  • Bistro
  • Café
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Cool Venue
  • Informal
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Rua Cafe & Deli

The younger retail sister of the McMahon family’s excellent Café Rua on New Antrim Street, this brilliant deli & café is first port of call for many food lovers visiting the town and stocks a wide range of the delicious foods and ingredients that have been served in the café for over a decade.


Upstairs, a bustling cafe sells the same kind of quality homemade meals that keeps diners at the original Cafe Rua coming back as regulars, and they somehow manage to deal with the lunchtime queue on the stairs swiftly and charmingly. Large blackboards proclaim the dishes of the day (with due respect afforded to proudly named suppliers) and sweet temptations displayed at the counter make it unlikely you'll leave without dessert.



Downstairs, the shop is a delight, especially if you happen to call when one of the artisan suppliers is doing a promotion. International speciality foods feature too, of course, but the McMahons are renowned for supporting quality Irish producers and, among the many local goodies on sale, you’ll find  Stephen Gould’s finest mixed salad leaf selection, from Headford; the excellent Nadurtha Pasta from remote Bangor Erris near(ish) Belmullet; the Butler family's unique Cuinneog country butter, from nearby Balla, Castlebar; Carrowholly raw milk cheese from Westport; Westport Grove jams and relishes (and an unusual quince paste) and the handmade Achill Island Sea Salt (when available).


Excellence from slightly further afield is represented by superb products such as St Tola Organic Goat’s Cheese from Inagh, Co Clare, Connemara Smokehouse smoked salmon and tuna from Ballyconneely, Co Galway and the super Castlemine Farm pies and other products from Co Roscommon.


Most local of all, there are the foods they make themselves - including gorgeous freshly baked breads and a range of chutneys, relishes and dressings – and they also sell non-food items like cookbooks and the beautiful Bunbury chopping boards from Lisnavagh Estate, Co Carlow. And that’s only the beginning.


 

Closed Sun & bank hols. Children welcome (high chair, childrens menu, baby changing facilities). MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 09-04-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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