Breakfast or Brunch? 5 of THE BEST Brunch in Kildare

THE BEST Places for Breakfast or Brunch in Kildare

Kildare makes an appearance quite often here on The Life of Stuff. Sure it’s the county I grew up in as a child (I did the adult type growing up elsewhere), and the county I returned to to raise my own children, in my hometown of Athy. So the grá is there for me. And it can be there for you too by exploring what there is to see and do here, eat and drink here, and through the wonderful things that are made here.

Here are some ways to get you started:

  1. Visit Kildare – 12 Fabulous Free Things to Do Outdoors
  2. 15 Fantastic Designers and Makers Based in Kildare

But we’re here to talk about breakfast and brunch in Kildare, so without further ado, and whether you plan on dining inside or out, or taking your food on the go. Here, in alphabetical order, are

5 of THE BEST Places for Breakfast or Brunch in Kildare:

Breakfast or Brunch? 5 of THE BEST in Kildare - Firecastle Kildare

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Location: Market Square, Kildare Town

Opening Hours: Mon – Wed: 8.30am – 6.30pm | Thurs – Sat: 8.30am – 7.00pm | Sun: 9.00am – 6.00pm


What’s to Love: Firecastle is an artisan grocers, a delicatessen, a bakery and a café all rolled into a delicious food and coffee lovers one-stop-shop. From the freshest of breads to spices and condiments. Local produce and food related crafts are high on the agenda too. And if you’re looking for a breakfast bap – look no further! I can highly recommend the Firecastle Breakie Bap.

Breakfast or Brunch? 5 of THE BEST in Kildare - Shoda Market Cafe

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Shoda Market Café

Location: Glenroyal Hotel, Glenroyal Centre, Maynooth

Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 8.00am – 4.00pm


What’s to Love: Shoda Market Café isn’t just a cafe it’s a Lifestyle Café – from fresh local produce to freshly made dishes made entirely onsite. Excellent coffee and artisan foods to shop – all after you’ve dined on a delicious breakfast or brunch. The staff are friendly and helpful and there’s plenty of space for all the family either inside in a comfy booth or outside when the sun shines.

Further Reading: Get Into Kildare – A Fun Family Weekend Experience

Breakfast or Brunch? 5 of THE BEST in Kildare - Strongs Cafe Bistro

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Strongs Café Bistro

Location: Market Square, Kildare Town

Opening Hours: Wed – Thurs: 10.00am – 4.00pm | Fri & Sat: 10.00am – 8.00pm | Sun: 10.00am – 4.00pm


What’s to Love: What’s to love about this breakfast or brunch in Kildare? Well how about delicious coffee, and scrumptious breakfast and brunch dishes. Strongs is a family-run business and it shows in the hospitality which is warm and inviting – you’ll want to return for more loveliness. Breakfast or brunch will not disappoint as dishes are served with care and attention to detail. Sit in and enjoy the comfort of a quiet but cheerful corner, or maybe by the bay windows to watch the world go by, and when the sun shines – sit outside under the canopy.

Breakfast or Brunch? 5 of THE BEST in Kildare - The Green Barn

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The Green Barn

Location: Burtown House & Gardens, Athy

Opening Hours: Brunch Wed – Sun: 9.00am – 11.15am


What’s to Love: The ambiance of The Green Barn, its space – artistic and airy. Its farm to fork food creations, and its friendly staff. The Green Barn has truly grown bigger since its Gallery Café days but judging by my most recent visit, thanks to its staff, it has kept the most important factors – great food and the personable gestures that make it special.

Further Reading: A Blast from the Past: Lunch at The Gallery Café, Burtown House, Athy, Kildare

Breakfast or Brunch - 5 of THE BEST Brunch in Kildare - Bread and Beer Castledermot

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Bread and Beer

Location: 17 Main Street, Castledermot, Co. Kildare

Opening Hours: Brunch Wed – Sat: 10.00am – 4.00pm | Sun: 10.00am – 12.30pm


What’s to Love: Set in a beautifully refurbished and renovated pub on the main street of Castledermot, in Co. Kildare, Bread and Beer offers its patrons delicious all-day dining from Wednesday through to Sunday, from breakfast and brunch to three-course evening options.

From its old stone walls to its modern fireplace centrepiece, and double height ceiling with a beautiful bar that stretches to the rafters, Bread and Beer certainly sets the scene and the standard when it comes to comfort and luxury.

Staff are friendly and the ingredients that include locally sourced sausages and puddings will set your mouth watering and booking your next visit. We enjoyed the ‘Full Irish’ featuring O’Gorman’s Sausages, the ‘Fluffy Pancakes’ with Blackberry Compote and Yogurt, and the ‘Buttermilk Chicken & Waffles’ which comes with Maple Syrup.


This article was first published in February 2022, and featured The Old Yard as one of our top five places to brunch in Kildare. Since publishing it has sadly closed its doors (January 2023) but we decided to keep it in this feature in the hopes it will reopen in the future

Breakfast or Brunch? 5 of THE BEST in Kildare - The Old Yard

The Old Yard

Location: Garterfarm, Castledermot

Opening Hours: Wed – Sat: 11.00am – 4.00pm


What’s to Love: The picturesque setting of ‘The Old Yard’ in the renovated 18th century farmyard. The friendliness of the staff. The dining options whilst visiting, and the gorgeous artisan foods and products we can take home (once purchased obviously). What’s not to love?

Further Reading: Brunch at The Old Yard Castledermot, Dining Outdoors in Kildare

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