A little earlier than usual this month due to summer holidays, the Limerick City Tidy Towns monthly award for July 2019 has been presented to Abbey River Coffee on Mathew Bridge, Merchant’s Quay. Pictured at the property being presented with the award by Maura are owners Fiona McKeon and Cristy Tinkler (Photo: Conor Owens/ILoveLimerick).
This quaint little coffee shop makes the absolute most of this small scenic space attached to the Potato Market on Mathew Bridge over the Abbey River, while of course maintaining the historic integrity of this beautiful stone building with understated signage and floral arrangements on the exterior. They have also created a cosy outside seating area in the Potato Market, using upcycled furniture and plants which is a great amenity to have in this area. From an environmental prospective, all their cups are fully biodegradable and they also encourage the use of reusable cups by all customers to save on waste.
Abbey River Coffee first opened in December 2017 and is a family run, independent coffee shop who serve top quality, speciality coffee, tea, hot chocolate and snacks (including gluten free snacks). They have quickly established a reputation for both locals and tourists to the city and their loyal customer base is growing all the time. For more information, visit them on Facebook or simply drop in to sample the great coffee.
Abbey River Coffee is Limerick City Tidy Towns’ seventh winner for 2019, following Mint Boutique in January, Bakehouse 22 in February, Midwest Lighting in March, The Glen Tavern in April, Alexandra Dental Clinic in May and Thai Angel Massage in June, and all monthly winners will be in with the chance of winning this year’s overall prize at their annual event to be held early in 2020.