Local couple open new café and tearoom
Published 21/05/2014 | 05:36
THE green shoots of business are continuing to sprout in Dingle with another new business opening on Green Street.
PIE Café & Tea Rooms, which is located upstairs in the cottage in Dick Mack's Courtyard, is already going down a storm with punters and is the brainchild of local chef Lorna Holderied and her partner Roy Sheridan.
Lorna is the daughter of Margaret Holderied of The Last Cottage B&B in The Wood and the name is a play on words combining her profession as a chef and Roy's past occupation as an engineering technician.
Lorna and Roy, who originally hails from Dublin, first met when he came to Dingle to participate in the Kerryman Dingle Marathon a few years back.
The launch of PIE Café & Tea Rooms represents the realisation of a dream for the pair, who have always wanted to run their own business.
"The timing was right and the café is located in a lovely space at the back of Dick Mack's," said Lorna.
"We have spent a lot of time sourcing a large range of teas - including some unusual blends such as carrot and curry and tomato and mint - we just wanted to create a comfortable space where people can take their time and relax with good local food and coffee."