In the heart of Dublin city, there’s a quaint little cafe called ‘Queen of Tarts’. According to their website, the shop first opened in 1998 after the Fallon sisters came back from New York, where they trained as pastry chefs. They wanted to create a homely cafe which serves breakfast, lunch and sweets.
When you enter the cafe, you will notice the very charming and homely appeal – wooden tables, old rose prints, delicate tea sets and lots of desserts on display.
After a long day walking around the Temple bar area, I decided that an afternoon tea break would be a great idea. I saw the Queen of Tarts cafe during the bus tour, and figured that it would be nice to check out this lovely cafe (the name caught my attention). Luckily, there was an open table. The cafe at the Cork Hill location fills up quickly since its very small. However, they have another location at Cow’s lane which is much bigger and can accommodate more customers.
The cafe offers different variety of breakfast and lunch food as well as pastries. I was not super hungry but I felt like having some sort of a sweet snack. For drinks I got a pot of fruit tea, and for food I got mint flavored French macaron and the Queen of chocolate fudge cake (so good!).
The service was really pleasant, it was quick and the staffs were friendly. One of the best things I enjoyed was using their tea cup, it’s so elegant. It has a gold lining with royal flower prints. It felt like having a fancy afternoon tea.
I would definitely visit this cafe again. Maybe next time I should try visiting the other location as well. The tea and food were really good, a great place to have an afternoon tea.
– Website: http://www.queenoftarts.ie/
– Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 – 19:00, Saturday – Sunday 9:00 – 19:00
– Location: Cork Hill, Dame Street, Dublin 2, Ireland