Rua is a second premises to the famous and award winning Cafe Rua in Castlebar. The McMahon's have long established an ethos of local and home made. Here at Rua they have created the opportunity to shop and dine.Read Our Review
Delicious Local Food
Rua Spencer Street
Café Rua New Antrim Street
Artisan Foods, Accessories And So Much More
Rua is a second premises to the famous and award winning Cafe Rua in Castlebar. The McMahon's have long established an ethos of local and home made. Here at Rua they have created the opportunity to shop and dine. The lower floor at Rua is dedicated to artisan foods, cookery accessories, books, gadgets and gizmos, and a holy host of fresh house baking and cakes. The chill cabinet is packed with dressings, sauces and soups, all made in the Rua kitchen. A deli cabinet provides ample choice for salads, sandwiches, pates and terrines to go, plus a takeaway coffee service for busy lunchers. Ingredients in the shop include an extensive baking section with flours of all kinds, cake essentials and decorations, and a bakeware choice of trays, tins and other important kit for knocking up a cake, tart or loaf at home. There's also a valuable array of storecupboard items, oils, vinegars, pastas, rices and pulses. Once you've finished browsing and shopping, a stroll upstairs to the small cafe is a pleasure. Expect to find all the Cafe Rua favourites here, including the Mayo Tasting Plate showcasing Rua homemade pate and pickles, local cheese and salad. The Rua blackboard system helps diners pinpoint what they want quickly, according to appetite, and budget. Specials change daily, according to availability and season. Always something new and different to enjoy. The small space has a relaxed feel and a mixed clientele - many of them regulars who are only too delighted to sample whatever the day's offerings are. Add to this the exemplary attitude of the staff - their passion for the job is evident. Customers are well looked after with a smile, concise but friendly service and an answer to any food related question diners may have. That's the backbone of the Good Food Ireland ethos - through food knowledge which is applied as standard at Rua and Cafe Rua. A great example of how to do local and homemade exceptionally well. No wonder they have such a loyal following.
OPENING HOURS: Monday to Saturday and Seasonal Sundays 8.30 am until 6pm SEASONAL CLOSURES: Sundays and bank holidays