In this instalment of the Catablog, I look at what I consider to be the best breakfasts in Kilkenny. I offer one place for each category of breakfast, as Kilkenny has such a diverse range of establishments. Whether you are away with friends for the weekend, on a romantic break, or on your own, this is the best guide to breakfast in Kilkenny.
The morning after the night before: The World’s End.
This breakfast is for you guys, who were out last night, and are expected to participate in today’s activities. We’ve all been there, no energy, no motivation, and the stag expects you to sit through Watford v Burnley at 12.30 before the rugby starts, it’s going to be a long day. Fear not, the World’s End breakfast is a proper full Irish, cooked in front of your eyes by James, you will be set up nicely for the day. Ask James for the works, such good value at €9. This is the best full Irish breakfast in Kilkenny. The World’s End is located on John’s St. close to the Kilford Arms.
Vegan breakfast: Billy Byrne’s
Billy Byrne’s which is located close to MacDonagh train station, serves for a variety of diets, but if you are vegan or vegetarian, this is the best breakfast in Kilkenny. Tofu Scrambled Eggs, roast flatcap mushrooms, beetroot & minted garden pea hummus, potato, baked beans, grilled tomato and Rye Bread, all for €9.95. You can bring your carnivore friends along, as the full-Irish is also amazing in both taste, and value at €10.95. If you are a late riser, Billy Byrnes serves breakfast until midday, making it one of the later breakfasts in Kilkenny.
Romantic breakfast: Zuni
You are in Kilkenny with your special someone, and you want everything to be perfect. Zuni’s breakfast in their café is a must. When you walk in the door, you are not just greeted by very friendly, and professional staff, but also by a selection of tasty pastries. It is not the full Irish that I regularly go to Zuni for, but for their croissant and coffee, I love these croissants. Every now and again, my wife and I treat ourselves to a bacon benedict, which is really tasty. Breakfast is served daily from 8am until 10.30am. Zuni is located on Patrick Street, not far from the Parade.
Family breakfast: The Glendine Inn
If you are looking to have breakfast in Kilkenny with the kids, or your elderly parents, the Glendine Inn is perfect. Firstly, when you arrive there are loads of parking spaces there, and it is easy to pull up at the door to leave anyone with mobility issues out. Secondly, it is a great place for anyone with mobility issues as there are no steps to get inside, and once inside, it is completely flat. There are areas inside where it is very easy to keep an eye on your kids while you tuck into a tasty fry. Finally, there is a good selection of items on the menu, and of course it is very tasty. The cost of a full Irish is €12.50, and served from 8am until midday. I should also confess at this point, that I do work there part-time, so staff are also awesome. The Glendine Inn is located on the Castlecomer Road, close to the Newpark Hotel.
I hope this is a help to you when choosing your breakfast in Kilkenny. Please let me know what you think via my social media pages.
Image courtesy of Tourism Northern Ireland.