Good news, donut lovers.
If your preferred dessert comes with a hole in the middle, then get yourself down French Church Street at the end of the month.
Dublin’s Offbeat Donuts is opening its first Leeside outpost, with a slick new shop next door to Duke’s on the busy Cork city thoroughfare between Paul Street and St Patrick Street at the end of August.
The company, started by baking duo, Corkman Brian and Sandra O’Casey in 2016, is adding a Cork location to its growing list of spots around the country as part of a €500,000 investment… and we’re pretty pleased about it.
To celebrate the arrival of the Cork store, the first 300 customers will receive a free glazed donut on opening day, with a special Cork Creamy Red Donut on offer too.
Ten new jobs will be created locally, bringing the number of people employed by OffBeat in Ireland to 100.
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As well as top-notch iced coffees, Offbeat Donuts will be bringing lush creations such as their Strawberries and Creme (fresh strawberries and cream layered inside a soft donut and Caramel Crunch (a fresh ring donut dipped in luscious caramel and homemade biscuit crumble, drizzled with milk chocolate and finished with a piece of Twix).
OffBeat will also be serving loaded ice-cream cones, cookies and freshly made milkshakes at its new Cork store. There will also be seating upstairs at the premises.
“We are very excited to be expanding to Cork and bringing the magic of OffBeat donut making to the city.” said Brian.
“We have secured a fantastic location in Cork City and we are thrilled to be launching our first store outside of Dublin. Offbeat Donut’s aim remains the same and that is to revive the traditional bakery concept and simply to make donuts magic in every corner of the world.
“What will be interesting is to see whether the donut consumers in Cork have different tastes to those in Dublin. We will be watching sales closely, and working on bespoke products if particular trends emerge that are exclusive to Leesiders.”
All of OffBeat’s donuts are freshly made from scratch on-site every day, with customers able to observe the entire baking process while in store. Rather soundly, any donuts that are not sold at the end of the day will be donated to homeless shelters and charities in Cork.