It was an exciting week last week for those of us who like their coffee with foam and chocolate sprinkles; we now have a total of 3 cafes in Kilcock! (And that’s not counting fastfood joints like Rosies and Macaris, the pubs, Chinese, Italian… But this is strictly about Cafes) – the lovely and very established Streetside (you can’t beat their Soda Farl Breakfast Special) along the Canal and now Cafe Coca and the very slightly newer River Rye Cafe next to Murphy Pub. I chased up the proprietors of our latest arrivals for a bit of extra info:
Pamela Lynam and her husband Niall opened Cafe Coca (where Mojo’s used to be) Saturday 2 weeks ago. In a self described moment of madness they decided to go ahead (in spite of the recession) with their dream of running a cafe. Niall, a trained butcher, is born and bred in Kilcock town and Pamela is from just outside in Kilcloon – they’ll also be working alongside Pamela’s mum Marie. All food is home-made and Cafe Coca will have freshly baked brown bread and scones every morning to have with your cup of tea or Fairtrade coffee. I popped in their the other day for a spot of lunch and was delighted with my very reasonably priced sandwich. It was delicious – an open sandwich of home-made brown bread with thick slices of baked ham, relish and cheese – nicely toasted. It was delicious (oops I already said that but it was). And it came with a side salad – all for under €5.00. Check out the daily specials at Cafe Coca.
River Rye Cafe
Last Wednesday Shona Burke opened River Rye Cafe at 8am (finally I can get a coffee and breakfast nice and early!) and had a grand opening on the Thursday evening. They’ve been doing great business since then. Shona lives locally and runs the food business in the Kilcock GAA. The cafe also boasts home-made fresh scones, muffins and pastries; all are baked daily on the premises. And also they do a fantastic Italian coffee – Lavazza (most Aussies would be familiar with this quality coffee line). The family popped down on the weekend to sample the breakfast. I had the eggs Benedict and was thrilled to know that they make their own hollandaise sauce every morning. And it was served on light and sweet brioche – It was gorgeous. You can check out their menu on their website: www.ryerivercafe.com
So there! We are spoiled for choice in Kilcock – there’s no need to travel very far for a great coffee, or a proper sandwich or even eggs Benedict!