Pictured outside the café and shop receiving the award from Maura O’Neill of Limerick City Tidy Towns are some of the Rift Coffee team, Craig Switzer, Chloe Rice, Diego Muller, Seb Oguey and Ciara Sexton (Photo: Adrian Butler/Limerick Leader)
Limerick City Tidy Towns second award for 2023 has gone to Rift Coffee and The Larder on Mallow Street
Limerick City Tidy Towns second award for 2023 has gone to Rift Coffee and The Larder on Mallow Street following Dolan’s Pub on the Dock Road winning the January-February award.
Maura says “Rift Coffee first started as a pop-up for events and markets in 2017 and in 2018
first opened its doors in Mallow Street. In 2020, it also took over the unit next door as The
Larder, a shop and deli which sell fine wines and organic speciality foods. The Tidy Towns
team love this dog-friendly café, not only for its slick, modern outside appearance with lovely
paintwork and signage, but also for its emphasis on sustainability as it strives to sell home
produced food and encourage the use of reusable or compostable cups”.
Since first opening, Rift Coffee’s reputation as a speciality coffee shop serving the best of
Irish and international coffee roasters has continued to grow, and it now has a loyal
customer base, including many of the four-legged variety, as it became one of the first dog-friendly cafes in Limerick city. They will also be reopening their seasonal wine nights with
small plates in June along with other events. The wine nights typically run three evenings a
week and focus on serving low-intervention wines and an array of tapas-style plates. You
can keep up to date with events on their social media platforms on Instagram, Twitter and
Facebook, or simply call in to enjoy their delicious food and coffee.
Rift Coffee and The Larder is Limerick City Tidy Town’s second winner of 2023, since they
switched to bi-monthly awards this year, and will be in with a chance to be their Overall
Winner for 2023 at next year’s annual event, along with the January-February winner
Dolans. Their annual event to announce the overall winner for 2022 will also be taking
place this month, so watch this space!
If you wish to nominate a business in the city for an award or indeed to volunteer with
Limerick City Tidy Towns, they meet every Sunday morning at 11 am at the corner of
Thomas Street and O’Connell Street, and on Wednesday evenings at 6 pm outside the
White House during summer months.