It might be the best value afternoon tea in Cork.
A cosy community café in Mahon has been serving up three-tiers of homemade goodies to delighted customers on Fridays.
The Cottage Community Café’s Afternoon Tea menu is a bargain €10 per person for a lovely selection of cakes, desserts and sandwiches and lashings of tea.
Add in a good old chat with your bestie and it’s the perfect end-of-the-week treat.
Here’s the €10 Afternoon Tea menu:
- Sandwiches: Chicken and bacon served on toasted sourdough, fresh homemade sausage rolls, tomato, lettuce and coleslaw served on brown soda bread.
- Scones: Plain and fruit scones served with strawberry jam and fresh whipped cream.
- Sweets: Mini Bramley apple pies, chocolate chip shortbread, mini trifle with custard, strawberry jelly and fresh cream.
The times are published on the café’s Facebook page every week and you can send them a message or text 083 0770 316 to book).
As if scones with jam and cream weren’t enough to tempt us over to Avenue de Rennes, there’s another excellent reason to make this your new meet-up spot.
The Cottage Community Café is run by The Rainbow Club, a charity that supports children with autism and their families in Cork. The business is run by part-time staff who are supported by Club parents, while also providing work experience for the organisation’s teens and young adults.
During the lockdown, the cafe was used as a base for volunteers from the Rainbow Club to co-ordinate food hampers for people in the community who needed them.
Now that they’ve reopened, a number of new guidelines are in place; all tables are two metres apart and customers are required to wear face coverings until seated and again on departure, with a maximum limit of four people per table and a maximum one-hour stay.
Can’t make the Friday tea party? No problem; you can also get sandwiches, scones (or homemade soup and a toastie with two fillings for a bargain €4) from Monday to Friday, between 11am and 5pm.