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.
The business is made up of 3 different concepts
1. The Tea Rooms/ Café Experience
With plenty of comfy seating we set out to provide our customers with excellent quality local products served in a relaxed atmosphere. Providing friendly and exemplary customer service is something we pride ourselves in here at The Workshop and we are fast becoming known for our warm welcome. Our simple but delicious menu ranges from delicious gourmet sandwiches made with local fresh produce, gluten friendly soups and specials, and locally baked desserts. Our specially blended teas range from fantastically fruity to the more traditional and Cork staple Barrys Tea. We also serve delicious and freshly ground Badger and Dodo coffee sourced in beautiful East Cork and will make anything from your standard Americano to the more exotic Caramel Macciato . We aspire to echo the service of the good old days and so we serve our extensive variety of teas in antique and vintage fine bone china.
2. Antiques and Vintage
We’ve taken a backwards approach to the phrase “out with the old in with the new” in that you’ll mostly find vintage and antique furniture and items for sale within the store. We lovingly paint and restore some of these pieces so that they can be up-cycled and reused in the homes of today.
A place where people can gather, relax and feel at home is the final aim of The Workshop