LIMERICK cafe chain Café Noir “doesn’t miss a beat”, according to the writers of the Bridgestone Guide following its entry into the list of top nosh in the country.
All four local outfits of Café Noir now proudly display the Bridgestone Guide plaque outside their premises.
Cafe Noir on Robert Street pioneered the way for the group’s success when it opened three years ago.
The Parisian style cafe has also received plaudits from Lucinda O’ Sullivan’s Great Places to Eat 2011.
“These are two of the most prestigious food guides in the country and to be assessed and included in both is amazing,” said proprietor Pat O’ Sullivan.
Esteemed food critic Lucinda O’Sullivan states in her guide: “Pat O’Sullivan is no newcomer to the food industry so he really knows what he is about and what his customers want and he set about providing it.
“The minute you walk through the doors of any Café Noir you get this wonderful waft of fresh bread and coffee emanating from behind the counters”.
John McKenna in the Bridgestone Guide also heaps praise on the relatively new establishments.
“The formula is simple, the discipline considerable, and it doesn’t miss a beat from pastry-topped onion soup to lemon meringue pie,” said Mr McKenna.
Its other outlets are located at Parkpoint on the Dublin Road, and most recently in the Irish World Academy of Music at the University of Limerick.
Cafe Noir employs in the region of 30 people and there are plans to open further outlets outside of Limerick.