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Braw Pop up shop in city centre bring yummy treats to Limerick



Braw Pop up shop – Pictured above are proud employees Ciera Rodriguez and Ellie Marron pictured at Braw pop up store. Picture: Richard Lynch/ilovelimerick

Braw Pop up shop in city centre bring yummy treats to Limerick

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Jade Crowe 

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Anna Coffey Lynch is an exceptionally talented pastry chef. Picture: Kirsty Lyons

Local, luxurious chocolatier business Braw has now opened a Braw Pop up shop in Limerick City Centre.  

Braw is a start-up that makes chocolates and baked goods that is in expansion mode with a new outlet at the back of the People’s Museum of Limerick at 2 Pery’s Square.  

A Limerick-based chocolatier business, established under Anna Coffey Lynch that is taking Limerick by storm. Anna is an exceptionally talented pastry chef who spent four years in the position of Head Chocolatier in Cocoa Atelier, which is in Dublin. Anna has also worked in many renowned Irish restaurants including Adare Manor.    

Talking about Braw, Anna Coffey Lynch said “Just before the pandemic struck, I began a role as a pastry chef in The Good Room, Adare. After being laid off, I accidentally started a business selling baked goods to friends and family. I started out by delivering care package-style boxes to doorsteps of friends and soon I was getting requests from friends of customers.”  

Braw was developed during the initial pandemic in 2020 and has since provided luxurious and handcrafted goods through its delivery service. Since the business has proved to be so successful, owner Anna Coffey Lynch has decided that it is time to set up a Braw Pop-up shop to further extend the pastry business.  

Speaking on the new endeavor, Anna said “By summer 2020, I was delivering all over Ireland. I was presented with an opportunity to begin wholesale supply to cafes and restaurants, so I needed a permanent premise from which to work and based the business at Crossagalla industrial estate, Ballysimon Road.” 

“The venture had grown quickly to beyond a home baking business. I now have two other chefs in the kitchen and two other employees. We supply several cafes in Munster with a view to increasing this bakery wholesale later this year.” 

This week Braw is celebrating their first year in business. There will be treats for all customers in the Braw pop-up shop at Peoples Museum to celebrate their first birthday. 

The Braw Pop up shop opens every Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 3.30 pm. 

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.