Tallaght’s Garden of Eatin’ is offering quality food at reasonable price
A NEW café in Tallaght is offering “restaurant quality food at reasonable prices”, using locally-sourced food that is always fresh and made-to-order, alongside offering barista-crafted coffees.
Garden of Eatin’, which is located in Tallaght Retail Centre on Belgard Road, is run by Ballyfermot-native Paul McLoughlin and his wife Mary Briscoe-McLoughlin, who previously ran the Leaves and Beans Café on Tallaght High Street.
Garden of Eatin’ specialises in selling fresh, unprocessed food, including ham, turkey and chicken which is cut and sliced on the premises.
The café’s varied food offerings include burgers, chips, sweet potato fries, chicken rolls, lasagne and breakfast, with brunch served during the weekend.
“We make the burgers by hand,” explained Mr McLoughlin. “When the meat is brought to us it’s minced, then we make it into patties.
“We also do lamb burgers, which are a great alternative for people who don’t eat beef. All of our burgers are then served on a soft, brioche bun.
“Everything is made fresh-to-order, we don’t have a hot counter.”
The café only uses Dublin-based suppliers and they currently employ four local staff members, with plans to double that number in the coming months to facilitate longer opening hours.
Skilful barista-made coffee is also available, which is created with the help of a refurbished vintage coffee machine from the 1950s that looks like a Ford Mustang.
The takeaway coffee cups are biodegradable, which were chosen by Mr McLoughlin as he believes, “you have to give back to what you’re taking away from.”
The café also offers a children’s menu, and special discounts for students and seniors.
There are plans for the café to launch a gluten-free menu and a ‘slimmers’ menu for people involved in weight loss groups in the coming weeks.
For more information visit the Garden of Eatin’ Facebook page.