Avoca Mount Usher Highly Commended in Georgina Campbell's Best Breakfast Awards

Apr 01, 2018

We were thrilled to discover that The Garden Café at Avoca Mount Usher came highly commended in Georgina Campbell's Irish Breakfast Awards 2018. Mentioned in the visitor attraction category, we are over the moon to be recognised by such an influential figure in the Irish food scene. Read what Georgina has to say about the café below, and we hope to see you there for breakfast very soon!

"At the entrance to Mount Usher, the Garden Café @ Avoca is the key (main) feature of a low key shopping courtyard - and a charming destination for visitors to this scenic area. Local and seasonal is the mantra for the fresh and delicious daytime meals that are the foundation of the Avoca reputation, notably irresistible home baking and a mix of traditional and eclectic influences. Offered with delicious homemade preserves, the morning’s freshly baked breads, scones and pastries would themselves be reason enough to drop in for a light bite and a cuppa from the tea and coffee menu, but there’s also organic granola or power seed porridge and plenty of more substantial fare. This includes The Mount Usher Breakfast (with meats from Higgins butchers) and variations - all carefully cooked and presented with typical Avoca verve, often garnished with fruit or organic leaves. Unusually, there’s a pick’n’mix range of breakfast favourites - tasty grilled back bacon, scrambled Bushfarm free-range eggs, Higgins black pudding, Millbank oaked smoked salmon from Co Cork - offered as sides, so you can build your own breakfast plate. All of this, plus well trained staff and stylish surroundings, make breakfast here a good decision before visiting the beautiful Robinsonian Mount Usher Gardens. All round, the Garden Café @ Avoca is a wonderful asset to Mount Usher and the area - and always well worth a detour."