Monday, 23 February 2015

Café Hans, Cashel, Co. Tipperary

Café Hans is a little pink treasure of foodie delights. It is nestled on a quaint street in the outskirts of the pretty town of Cashel, just a stones throw from the impressive Rock of Cashel.

We have visited for lunch on three occasions and been very satisfied each time. Our last trip was on Valentine's day.  The café is opened from 12 to 5, takes no bookings and unsurprisingly gets very busy during rush hour lunch time. We arrived about 20 minutes before 1pm and were lucky to get a great spot by the window. Here I had a great view of the "Rock's" round tower.

Café Hans in all its pink perfection!

The menu features a selection of soups, sandwiches, salads etc and there is also a very reasonably priced two or three course lunch option. This time we opted for a sandwich. Mine being the coronation chicken and S went for the lamb burger. But first, we were served some fresh as could be brown seeded bread with a gorgeous nutty flavour. This succeeded in whetting our appetites, it was very moreish!

The menu at Café Hans

When our sandwiches arrived, both came served with a little dish of crispy fries. The chicken sandwich was hearty, tender and the mellow curried flavourings were delicious. The open sandwich was served on a thickly cut slice of bread, smothered with a very tasty raisiny chutney. This complemented the coronation chicken perfectly. The leaves and salad atop the meat were also fresh and tasty. S chose well with the lamb burger on a lovely fresh brioche bun. The lamb had that heavenly Moroccan taste with hints of carefully selected spices and mint. Our sides also went down a treat and left us nicely full for the afternoon.

Coronation Chicken Open Sandwich

Lamb Burger on Brioche

If you're doing the tourist thing in Cashel, which I would recommend, or simply on the motorway between Dublin and Cork and hankering for a good lunch spot, Café Hans is the place to go. It is the sister establishment to the beautiful Chez Hans Restarant, which is a real treat for dinner and which I am excitedly awaiting a return to next month!

Café Hans is truly a little gem, not to be missed.

Lunch at Café Hans in 2014

Café Hans, Rockside, Cashel, Co. Tipperary. Phone: 062 63660.

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  1. My cousin went to Café Hans last month and that’s why I was searching for it. She told me that everything about this place was unique and here in local Boston restaurants you can’t name even a single restaurant which can match with its atmosphere, food quality, and serene environment.

    1. That is high praise indeed! I was actually back only a few days ago in Café Hans. It's such a gem! Food truly is fantastic.