I suppose the name of the site is a bit of a giveaway…. I love to EAT, I love to COOK and I love a bit of food porn! Starting this section on the website to showcase the gorgeous places to eat and drink around Cork City, County and beyond and will add some recipes or sites I find useful to find inspiration. Whether you fancy a date night or a family friendly cafe or restaurant I will be sharing my experiences with you so that hopefully it will help you plan a day/night out in the not so distant future.

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In no particular order……..

Cafes which I love and some have play areas

Carewswood Garden Centre, Castlemartyr – Has a toddler play area outside which is brilliant.   Great food and coffee.  Has high Chairs and kids menu.  Also now starting to do Pizzas.  Great garden centre and shop also there.

Heron Cafe, Fermoy – Owned by a friend of mine and is a lovely family friendly place with high Chairs and box of toys.

Granary, Midleton – Great Family run cafe and has a box of toys, high chairs and always so welcoming

Bakestone, Carrigtwohill – Just love Garden Centres in general so the one in Botanic formerly ballyseedy is a great place to hang out.  Table of books and toys and great menu which kids love.  Their Irish breakfast generally feeds about 3 people!

Bakestone, Fota House and Gardens – Great coffee shop in one of my favourite places in Cork.  Such a great place to hang out and go for a walk with kids and now get a nice coffee

Marks and Spencers in Douglas Shopping Centre  – Has rip off colouring sheets and colours and does a great baby chino!  Also close to small play area in

Castle Cafe Blackrock observatory, lovely to sit outside in the sunshine and let the kids run around the courtyard.  A beautiful place for a sunny day and a great walk close to it.  Check out the walks section in outdoor for more details.

Garden Cafe Blackpool, This place is nestled away overlooking Cork and is a real Gem.  Little playground and cute coffee shop.

The Good Day Deli  beautiful cafe within Nano Nagle  Place which I love for a run around.

Cork International Cafe has a great play area in the hotel aswell.

Pavillion Garden Centre, Box of toys, high chairs great coffee and scones and lovely food.  Love a wander through the garden centre and home store.  They have gorgeous baby section also.