We haven’t had a cafe post on Where Is My Teaspoon in a little while so I thought I’d kick off this week with my visit to The Creel in Westport over the weekend.
It’s big and pink with wallpaper and a cake counter. Think oil table cloths, sugar cubes and clipboards as menus. It’s actually really cute and because it is so big, there are a variety of table sizes and little corners you can sit in – away from the noise of the coffee machine which I hate!
The menu was pretty standard for breakfast to be fair. All the usual suspects were there; Full Irish, Vegetarian Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, Scones etc. Nothing too out there to be fair, but sometimes you do just want good, classic food without any bigger influences.
I ordered a coffee and the Pork Rosti with 2 fried eggs which was nice. My coffee came a lot earlier than my food which left it cold but apart from that, it was nice. My mum had Tinned Peaches on Crepes with honey which she really enjoyed too. The Crepes felt a tiny bit expensive for what arrived though, but as the plate was clean when we left, at least they were enjoyed! I actually really liked seeing tinned peaches as it’s given me another use for them at home but at the same time, for the setting and the price, I was kind of expecting a really fresh, fruity breakfast to come out of the kitchen. Using tinned peaches made it more of a quick dessert than a breakfast but that’s just me!
I would definitely give The Creel another go, but maybe not for breakfast. A lot of people seemed to be enjoying their scones, slathered in raspberry jam! The cake counter also looked really tempting so it might be a good spot for a little afternoon treat. I love the location of this cafe though and the space they have to go with it.
I often feel Westport doesn’t quite delivery on cafes – maybe I’m missing some of the best?! If you guys know of any especially good ones, let me know so I can check them out next time I’m in Mayo.