The best way to spend your weekend mornings, at the centre of Limerick since 1852 the market has provided us a place to meet friends for a cuppa, get your fruit and vegetables, enjoy some busking or just to soak in the smells and sights of Limericks market community. Here’s the best way to spend your Saturday morning at the Milk Market:
Go to Harpers for a coffee:
With the friendliest atmosphere and the best tasting coffee, harpers is a family run coffee shop in the centre of the market. No matter how busy they are the staff make you feel like you are the only customer there. You may even be greeted by one of the owners’ children helping mammy on the till. Harper’s is the best place for a first stop.
Country Choice for your breakfast:
For the last 28 years, Country Choice has stuck to its core principles of local sourcing of foods and promoting the work of the best of Irish artisan producers both in the region and nationally. Half the shop is filled to the brim with the most beautiful layout of meats, nuts, berries and wine, the perfect place to do your shopping. However the smell from the grill will make you want to grab a homemade artisan breakfast burger from the delicious grill section to accompany your coffee!
The Gourmet Tart Company for your morning pastry:
The Gourmet Tart Company is a Galway-based bakery stall smack bang in the middle of the market. The business was started in 2001 selling cakes from an ironing board in the market and has now grown to be the most loved bakery in Limerick. On a Saturday morning after you’ve had your burger and Almond Croissant from here is sure to go down a treat!
Check out the arts and crafts stalls:
A trip to the market is never complete without a trip around all the arts and crafts stalls that make the place oh so special. Starting with the sounds emanating from the record stall you can peruse Doc’s amazing collection. Mag’s Bric n’ Brack is a must for market browsing; you’ll never know what to pick up in the eclectic mix of items on her table. Lastly why not pop to the Edge to check out some of John’s vintage clothing!
Lunch time at Mari’s:
Last but not least if you have ever visited the market you’ll know Mari’s cheese and coffee shop. Always bustling with smells and sounds this shop is the focal point of the market. Operating in the same spot since 1993 Mari’s shop is the always filled with people ready to talk ideas and culture so this shop is the perfect place to grab a lunch time sandwich and coffee, sit out and soak in some art and ideas.
The Milk Market is the open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays always teeming with culture and the best local produce making it the best way to spend your weekend!
Article by Cathal Ryan
Photography by: Tarmo Tulit
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