Introducing the newest member of the team at The Brush and Spoon Cafe, waiter Marco Busonero. (SQ-d)

Smells of home baking and delicious wholesome food waft through the doors, soft lighting and welcoming musical tones draw you into the space and a sumptuous meal, good company and great service. These are the delights, which await customers in The Brush & Spoon Café in Kilworth.

Over the past six months, since Fiona Turley first opened The Brush & Spoon Café as a casual dining space in Gallery Crafts, it has been met with rave reviews and widespread acclaim.

With the success of the café, they are now extending their opening hours and will be open Monday-Saturday from 9.30am-5pm (closed bank holiday Mondays).

Chef Jennifer O’Gorman is a gift in the kitchen and she concocts wonderful creations to tie in with seasonal availability and local produce.

One of the highlights for customers has been the array of foods on offer through the specials, while the selection of wines, teas, coffees and beverages offer the perfect accompaniment.

The Brush & Spoon Cafe can also be booked for private dining experiences with a set menu tailored to the tastes of the group for a minimum of 12 people and maximum of 22, which is the ideal evening venue for a special occasion, business function or intimate gathering.


Some of the culinary favourites from the kitchen include the marinated garlic prawns with tomato and chilli jam on a bed of Kildinan salad leaves with their own home made brown bread for lunch or the mouth watering breakfast of oven baked thick cut smoky rashers, two poached eggs, sautéed spinach, oven roasted baby tomatoes with a balsamic reduction and hot crusty toast.

Customers can also avail of a second coffee for just €1 with every full breakfast or lunch order.

Coming into the summer months, as the weather gets warmer, customers are already soaking up the rays and tucking into their dishes on the beautiful outdoor patio area.

The décor and plush seating of the café are inviting and warm and everything is cooked fresh to order, so people can relax and enjoy the ambience while their food is being cooked or wander into Gallery Crafts to browse the range of gifts and items from Ireland and across the globe.

Located in the village of Kilworth, just off the M8 between Mitchelstown and Fermoy, The Brush & Spoon Cafe has the vibes and style of a cool city café combined with the scenic settings of the village, which makes for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Marco Busonero from Tuscany, Italy has also recently joined the team and is bringing a taste of Italy to the café, as he has already introduced a new dessert to the menu – affogato alla vanilla, which is a petit sweet treat with vanilla ice cream, walnuts and an espresso is poured over the ice cream to blend the flavours together.

The soups and specials vary from day to day and tartlets always prove popular with customers, while there are also delicious vegetarian options to choose from.

The café also offers a range of gluten free items and desserts change from week to week. This week, some of the sweet delights on offer included orange cake, coffee cake, chocolate cake, eton mess and honeycomb cheesecake.

“We are delighted with the feedback and people are traveling from all over to make The Brush & Spoon a regular place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee and something sweet,” owner Fiona Turley told The Avondhu. Well worth a visit!