Latest city parks café opens near Dublin’s historic St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Dublin City Council’s Parks Division has announced the opening of new tearooms at St. Patrick’s Park, Dublin 8. The Council believes that the tearooms will be a popular addition to the park, which is located close to many of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions – including St. Patrick’s and Christchurch Cathedrals, Dublinia, City Hall and Dublin Castle.

The facility will be operated by Busyfeet & Coco Café and is part of a Dublin City Council initiative to enhance visitor’s experience by providing tearooms in city parks where there is demand. The council opened a similar facility in Harold’s Cross Park in summer 2014 and has plans to open new ones in Herbert Park and St. Anne’s Park this summer.

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Christy Burke officially opened the tearooms at 11.30am on Wednesday 13th May, 2015. He says: “St. Patrick’s Park dates back to 1902 when the park was developed to replace poor quality housing as part of a wider improvement to the area. The park is very popular with locals and visitors. The tearooms, which are situated in a creatively re-used building, are sure to be a very popular addition. I congratulate Dublin City Council for their initiative to open tearooms in public parks where there is demand. I wish Busyfeet and Coco café every success in operating it.”

St. Patrick’s Park Tearooms will operate from the eastern end of the park, near Bride St to the rear of the Gate lodge. The building used to be a council depot and has been sympathetically redesigned by TAKA Architects to compliment the park’s heritage.

Busyfeet and Coco Café have been established for 15 years and, as well as being one of Dublin’s first Fairtrade Cafes, source many of their products from local suppliers – including the Bretzel Bakery and Sheridan’s Cheesemongers. The tearooms will operate from 10am daily.

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