The County Fare
“Where is this place?” I’m thinking aloud. I’m on my own in the car with Google Maps insisting that I turn right into what looks like a small industrial estate. I don’t know Tallaght so I assume that my app has lost it’s marbles and continue straight only to have to turn around and apologise for doubting my all knowing companion. It’s an unusual location for a cafe. The location matters little once inside however and this bright and airy cafe is adorned with polished wooden tables, a long rustic wooden counter and some wonderful lighting fixtures. It doesn’t take long to forget where you are.
The menu is written on a chalkboard above a large window and is well thought out with a hot dish of the day, soup, artisan sandwiches and “protein pots.” I go for the soup and sandwich deal (€8) with a flat white to be had afterwards. The food arrives quite quickly. The Roasted Red Pepper and Butterbean soup is well seasoned and creamy from the beans – the combination works very well. My pastrami, red pepper and mixed leaf sandwich is on delicious toasted sourdough. It’s a fairly hefty lunch and I struggle to finish it but even so I can’t resist something sweet with my coffee.
I order a slice of carrot cake – the litmus test or a good cafe! It’s flavourful with the most wonderful icing but it’s cold. Fridge cold. Nevertheless it’s well worth the calories and I head off happy with my lunch and with a far smaller hole in my pocket than I might have imagined.
The County Fare
Tallaght Enterprise Centre,
01 468 5300