Lazing in bed on a Saturday morning, perusing Twitter, Firehouse tweeted the most tempting pictures of pastries and breads… I couldn’t resist so off we headed. We made a rookie mistake on arriving into Delgany, not realizing they have ample parking at the back so we found a parking space on the street and wandered back. Next time we know where to park!
The Firehouse Bakery is stunning inside, a little industrial feeling with warmth from a wood burning stove, wooden tables, metal chairs in different colours… The standout feature is the display of breads and pastries and cakes, I wanted it all! We ordered at the counter display area – a cinnamon roll and double espresso for him and a pecan maple pastry and cappuccino for me – at €8.50 – pretty impressive!
The place was pretty busy, we managed to get a table at the fireside, which was perfect. The only small thing was that they deliver the coffees to your table and there seemed to be a backlog on coffee orders so our cakes were eaten by the time the coffee arrived. Of course we could have waited to start eating, but its hard to resist the sweet, deliciousness right in front of you!
On finishing, we had a peek upstairs to the restaurant area – The Delgany – to see what it looks like – and all I can say is I’m definitely returning to try it out, loved the spacious tables and bar area and the big squishy couches.
Then it was back down to the shop … The Delgany Grocer – to pick up some things for lunch and evening – bread, smoked Gubbeen cheese, Italian ham, roasted peppers, wine, pasta and a tomato, oregano and basil sauce… I could have bought the entire shop!
I loved it, the feel and vibe… that its independents working together in the same building with the bakery, cafe, grocer, restaurant and gift/flower shop… and buckets of parking at the back as we now know! Can’t wait to visit again…
Old Delgany Inn
Firehouse Bakery – http://www.thefirehouse.ie// @firehousebread / firstname.lastname@example.org /+353 (0)1 287 6822
The Delgany Grocer – http://thedelganygrocer.com/ / @DelganyG
The Delgany – http://www.thedelgany.ie/ / https://www.facebook.com/thedelgany / +353 (0)1 287 7102