Explore the Lough Derg Lakelands and enjoy the cafe culture along the way...
From Killaloe to Portumna, Mountshannon to Dromineer – Café Culture around Lough Derg Lakelands
We are pretty lucky in the towns and villages around Lough Derg to have so many cafes which are ideal not only for a hot cup of coffee or tea and a sweet treat but also ideal for lunch when you are out and about exploring the region.
Starting in Killaloe, two great spots in the town of Killaloe are Wood Bros and The Wooden Spoon. Locals have told us that the BLET (Bacon, Lettuce, Egg and Tomato) Sandwich at Wood Bros served with chips – can really hit the spot on a Saturday or Sunday morning. Just around the corner, The Wooden Spoon has a sumptuous array of gluten free and healthy salads but also chocolate treats as well. Both offer charming interiors with personality.
In the village of Dromineer, which sits right on the lake, is The Lake Café located in Lough Derg House. This is a hot spot during the warmer months and a great place to stop in when taking the kids to the playground or walking along the lakeside. It is located right next to the harbor so ideal for those arriving on boats. Light lunches along with teas and coffees are available.
The town of Nenagh, which is about a 15 minute drive from Dromineer and the lake has quite a big selection of cafes throughout the town. On Kenyon Street is Country Choice and Quigley’s Bakery, on Pearse Street you can pop into Café Q and in Quintan’s Way, The Pantry beckons. Up along Silver Street, straight up from the Bank of Ireland is Deborah’s Café and along a side street called Hanly’s Place is Cinnamon Alley. They all serve breakfast some just light offering of scones etc and others a full Irish breakfast. They all serve lunch. Country Choice has an amazing delicatessen as well offering lots of local Tipperary and Irish produce. You can find local jams and other preserves in most of them as well and all offer their own unique atmosphere for a quiet moment with a friend or getting the family out for a meal. The latest introduction to the town, Lough Derg Chocolate Shop is located on Silver Street and is a sleek modern café highlighting the chocolate creations of the owner but also offering other sweet treats including waffles and ice creams.
Refresh in Portumna after a visit to Portumna Forest Park or Portumna Castle with a stop in Cafe Rose.
For more café’s around the lake – check out more here – http://www.discoverloughderg.ie/category/food-drink/cafes/