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The Old Barracks

No 1 Birdhill Village, Tipperary V94 AX53, Ireland
+353 61 623 001
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good0%
  • Average9%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
1 week ago
“Great coffee ”
4 weeks ago
“Return visit”
Open Now
10:00 - 17:00 Hours
Cafe, Irish, Healthy
€€ - €€€
No 1 Birdhill Village, Tipperary V94 AX53, Ireland
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Old Barracks
1. Artisan Coffee Roasters
On site coffee roastery with roastery tours available.
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2. A unique and special design
Europes first ever gravimetric 'modbar'. Beautifully designed space
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3. Coffee giftshop
Coffee for home, brewing equipment and coffee gift sets available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place nice views great atmosphere would highly reccomend to anyone passing through or near birdhill

Thank Mel C
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I have visited a couple of times and tried a few of the different beans and really enjoyed each one. The staff there are very knowledgeable of their coffee and you can also buy the beans (and they will grind them if you want) if...More

1  Thank Irish_Kiwi77
Rachel L, Public Relations Manager at The Old Barracks, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Hi there, Thank you for leaving such a positive review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your coffee experiences with us :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to pay a return visit to the Old Barracks, as we were passing through,and to give it a second chance. As before,delicious cakes,lovely staff,and true to their word,they now have tea pots for us tea drinkers. Great second visit.

1  Thank FireAndRain66
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I came off the motorway because I heard the coffee here is fab. It's more than just a coffee. It's an experience. The lovely Brazilian girl explained passionately to me the different roasts on offer. I had a conogolese one. Can't remember what it was...More

1  Thank etoner44
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I have to say, this is one of the most intriguing coffee shops I have ever been to. The atmosphere is amazing, coffee is pure perfection and staff are knowledgeable and very friendly. It’s like walking into somebody’s house filled with with the warmest welcome...More

Thank Jelena_foodie
Reviewed 9 September 2018

A group of us decided to check out the Old Barracks as we were passing through Birdhill. The decor is modern, the cakes are lovely, and the staff very nice. I ordered tea, which I thought was dear enough at 3.50, but I was was...More

4  Thank FireAndRain66
Alan A, Owner at The Old Barracks, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi FireAndRain66. You're dead right, I have to agree with you, we don't do a good job of serving regular tea. We will buy some proper teapots and rectify this. Thanks for the feedback. I feel your score is unfair though. If you liked the...More

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Fabulous hidden gem of a place serving delicious cakes & specialty coffee. Worth the trip for the laid back hospitality and yummy goodies. There are loads of choices for coffee, come prepared to have more than one coffee to compare. The coffee bar in the...More

1  Thank Jenny L
Rachel L, Public Relations Manager at The Old Barracks, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Hi Jenny, Wow, what a fantastic review to read. Thank you so much for those beautiful words. You have picked up on everything we are trying to achieve. Hopefully you will come back to us again soon and say hi! Best wishes for now, The...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Came across this place and a great find of you like your coffee. They serve a range of differnent beans and roast more beans for wholesale. So really good coffee served by knowledgable and friendly staff.

Thank Suresh P
Rachel L, Public Relations Manager at The Old Barracks, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Hi Suresh, Thank you for this lovely review, we're delighted you enjoyed the experience. Hopefully we'll see you back her again soon. Best wishes, The Old Barracks team.

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Came here for the first time today a got my mind blown away.. To see the coffee made in front of you with entire process was amazing.. I would definitely recommend.. Btw this is the first time ever I wrote a review, so that explains...More

2  Thank Denis M
Alan A, Owner at The Old Barracks, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thanks Denis. Really appreciate you taking the time to submit a review. Looking forward to seeing you back soon.

Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Coffee is lovely, didn't really enjoy the truffle but the brownie was nice. A bit overpriced. The place is nicely decorated but the atmosphere was cold. A very pretentious place to the point that even though myself, my husband and our baby were the only...More

3  Thank Tanjatat
Alan A, Owner at The Old Barracks, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2018

Hey Tanja. Thanks for your comment. You’re correct we should have informed you on arrival and this is our normal policy. As we had taken your order, we felt it was best in this instance to allow you to enjoy your coffee and cakes and...More

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Restaurant Details

Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 1 Birdhill Village, Tipperary V94 AX53, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Tipperary  >  Tipperary
  • Phone Number: +353 61 623 001
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A destination for coffee curious adults. An artisan coffee roastery and coffee bar. Also serves cakes and treats. Watch and smell the gorgeous aromas of coffees from all over the world roasting. This is an exhibition espresso bar where barista skills are on show like a theatre stage. Sit at the bar and admire the latte art skills, the preparation of specialty drinks and soak up the upbeat vibe as the baristas explain the different coffee flavours and aromas. (note over 18's age policy - adults only or children as tall as their parents) Or sit away from the bar and relax in the lounge room with a freshly brewed coffee admiring the lake views. A lavish 300 year old building with bespoke interiors and a relaxing feel. Classes also available (pre-book online : Irish coffee making, Bailies latte making, home brewing, roasting demonstrations and free tastings at weekends). Coffee gifts, merchandise, coffee beans and equipment all available to buy on the premises.
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