The French Quarter Café is very proud to be the first recipient in Tipperary Town (in the restaurant/café category) of a Bridgestone/Irish Food Guide Award for 2012/2013.
The French Quarter Café is based in Tipperary’s Excel Arts Centre and has been under the management of Annemarie and Loic for the past five years. The café is featured in the Irish Food Guide (formerly known as the Bridgestone Guide) written by John and Sally McKenna.
In its entry, the Bridgestone/Irish Food Guide book says: “The French Quarter Café is part of the Tipperary Excel Arts and Culture Centre and Annemarie and Loic put the culture firmly on the plate in the café. Along with Loic’s Brittany specialities of French tarts, pear and almond tart, there are nice soups, wraps and quiches. Good service pulls the whole show together and the relaxed vibe is thanks to the fact that almost everyone in the room is a regular enjoying the best cup of coffee in town.”
Alongside the food on offer, the café actively encourages local artists to use the wall space for exhibitions, as well as hosting café-style theatre with local groups and providing weekly storytelling for children throughout the summer.
Annemarie and Loic are very proud of the Bridgestone/Irish Food Guide Award. “We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the wonderful staff and customers who have made valuable contributions to the café over the past five years. Thank you also to the staff and management of Tipperary Excel for their continuous support,” said Annemarie.