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Saturday 20 October 2018

Free hot drinks in these Irish cafes today

Lolly and Cooks owners Churpy and Laragh Strahan
Lolly and Cooks owners Churpy and Laragh Strahan
Lolly and Cooks owners Churpy and laragh Strahan
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

Dublin cafe chain Lolly and Cooks is celebrating its tenth birthday today.

The chain, which began as a stall in St George's Street market and now employs over 60 people, says all customers can have a free hot drink today - no purchase required.

Sisters Lolly and Churpy Strahan who own the chain are also launching a new menu this week to celebrate the milestone.

The pair say their new "savage bowls" are a take on poké bowls.

A spokesperson for the chain said as it moves into its second decade of business, a major concern is reducing the impact the service industry has on the environment.

"The cafe chain is extremely conscious about the volume of packing and disposable items coming from within the industry that contributes to the unacceptable volume of waste."

"They have worked tirelessly to source the best product to stock for its recyclability and compost ability qualities as long as they can in fact be recycled and composted here in Ireland, and they have decided to only stock products that can do just that."

"Some of the products are recyclable instead of compostable because having done the research they found that while many disposable products are labelled as compostable, the necessary plant conditions for these to do so are not available here in Ireland or even the UK." 

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