Review: Salamander Coffee House, Newbridge

June 25, 2015

Review: Salamander Coffee House, Newbridge


Salamander Coffee House
Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Bold statements, great coffee and delicious food has Salamander Coffee House making a bit of a name for itself in Newbridge. Upon first entering the cafe last Saturday (during The Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Busk and Food Festival) I was greeted with “have you heard we do the best coffee in Newbridge?” Bold and confident it may have been but it sure was correct. After my first take away coffee I decided a sample of the food was necessary, so this morning Ali and myself headed in for breakfast.

Salamander Coffee House is a cosy little cafe on George’s Street in Newbridge. It has a few tables downstairs with more available upstairs when busy. There are also a few seats outside. The interior is light and airy with an exhibition by local photographer Charlie Mac currently adorning the walls. The breakfast menu is quite short but has plenty of options including organic porridge, french toast and pancakes aswel as the usual offerings like eggs and bacon, large breakfast etc. I went for the Salamander Large Breakfast without bacon and a flat white. The breakfast consisted of eggs, mushrooms, fried potatoes, tomato and toast (it usually includes dry cure bacon too). Not just the best coffee in Newbridge – It was delicious. The eggs were perfectly cooked with a creamy runny yolk.  The ingredients used were of excellent quality with the tomato being a particular highlight, ripe and sweet. The generous portion of toast with real butter was also much appreciated.
Salamander Coffee House are particularly proud of their coffee and it’s easy to see why. It really is excellent and with a good range of choices there is sure to be something for everybody’s tastes.
Breakfast Ratings:

Food: 8.5/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8.5/10
Selection: 8/10
Value for Money: 9/10

Overall: 8.5/10 Highly Recommended

Salamander Coffee House,
2 George’s Street,
Co. Kildare

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