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Barron's Bakery Coffee Shop Waterford, is a quaint place to stop for a coffee, set in one of Ireland's oldest bakeries.

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Barron's is among the oldest bakeries in Ireland. They still use the original Scotch brick ovens to bake some of the freshest bread you’ll ever get your hands on.

The original bakery and shop now houses the working kitchens and adjoining these is Barron's Coffee Shop, established in 1983 by Esther. She had always wanted to expand the business with a cafe, and got the chance when the saddelry shop next door became vacant. Esther remembers as a child, watching the saddler stitching leather by hand.

These days the space is occupied by a selection of tables. Menus are simple and change regularly. There's always a fresh soup of the day, a couple of hot dishes, home baked quiches and tartlets, and of course, for mornings or afternoons, a selection of homemade breads, scones, pastries, cakes and buns to enjoy with coffee or tea.

Ask the girl's behind the counter what's on offer on the day - they are knowledgeable on where produce comes from and proud of their ingredients. Esther and Joe grow some seasonal salad vegetables and herbs themselves, bio-dynamically.

Barron's is one of just four bakeries in Ireland - all in the Waterford region - to bake the famous Waterford Blaa, which now has protected status along with some of the best traditional foods in the world.

We can vouch for the fresh free range Egg Mayonnaise on a Barron's Blaa, stuffed with Esther's home-grown lettuce. This is an egg sandwich as it should be - nothing fancy - just good honest bread filled with the simplest ingredients, produced properly.

At the entrance to the coffee shop you’ll find Barron's bread and pastry counter, where all the day's loaves and baking is sold. Barron's is an institution in Cappoquin, a place with a long history, moving with modern times.

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