The Workshop

A short, 15-minute drive from the city centre – the quirky & gorgeous Workshop Tea Rooms is the place that serves “tea and cake at the end of the runway”. In the countryside just behind Cork airport, it’s run by two brothers who converted their dad’s old country carpentry workshop into a café that doubles up as a vintage furniture & curios salesroom. This little slice of joy is one of Cork’s best (or possibly worst) kept secrets.

The Workshop is owned and run by brothers Aiden and David.

The Workshop was in fact that, a workshop, until a few years ago when the brothers decided to convert their fathers old carpentry workshop into something new. The family have worked in this area for over 300 years and so the lads decided to continue this tradition albeit in an unusual fashion by following a dream and their passions.

They set out to create Cork’s quirkiest coffee shop/ tea rooms, a destination, that allowed people to drive just 15 mins from the hustle and bustle of the city to an oasis of calm. Why not come visit and enjoy the experience yourself, sit back relax with some delicious locally sourced food, sit by the fire and soak up the ambiance with a crackly record player on in the background.

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