"Having already won the hearts of Dubliners with their outlets on Dame Street and in Rathmines, Umi Falafel opened their first branch outside the capital earlier this year, on Academy Street in Cork. Their handmade falafel, cooked in low-fat rapeseed oil, is the centrepiece of the menu – you can get it in a sandwich of Palestinian pocket bread or a wrap, or you can try some falafel ‘bites’, either plain or stuffed with mozzarella cheese. These are best accompanied by something from their tempting mezze menu, or one of an array of healthy, freshly prepared salads."
"With branches in both Dublin and Belfast, if you’re looking for an authentic falafel experience then look no further than Umi Falafel. Umi is Arabic for “mother” and thus gives an indication of the care put into each order placed in the restaurant. Falafels are freshly made before your eyes and are made from a combination of 15 healthy and natural ingredients."
"143V is not in the city center, you’ll have to walk for 10-15 minutes towards the train station to find it, but it worths a visit. The brunch menu offers toasts, porridge, chia pudding, tofu scramble, pancakes… The breakfast bagel (see picture above) is the best option if you’re in the mood for Irish breakfast. Do you need a boost of vitamins?"
"Cafe Gusto is another spot that’s said to dish out some of the best brunch Cork has to offer. It was established in 1999 and was once the famous O’Brien coffee shop that operated since 1941. The creative force behind the cafe, Marianne, had travelled extensively around the world before returning to Cork in1998."
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The Farmgate Cafe
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The English Market, Princes St, Centre, Cork, T12 NC8Y, Ireland
"When you reach this forested glen, a 15-minute drive from central Cork, it’s hard to believe you’re so close to the city. Known locally as ‘Mangala’, this woodland escape offers an impressive array of wild flora and fauna – including herons, otters and brown river trout. Once overgrown and uninhabitable, these woods have been reclaimed by locals, who constructed a relatively new walking route that now zigzags across the river and through the forested foothills."
"If you’re wondering what to do in Cork City that’ll take you away from the hustle and bustle, make your way to Tramore Valley Park. It’s located in Cork City, but it’s off-the-beaten-path enough to make you feel like you’ve ventured out to the countryside. There are a few different walks that you can head off on here, and fairly handy."
"You’ll find Fitzgerald Park a handy stroll from University College Cork. This is the perfect place for those of you looking to escape the city for a while. Those that head for a wander here can expect gorgeous, tree-lined avenues, finely-manicured flower beds, a number of statues and a large fountain."
"Fountainstown is the closest of the many beaches near Cork City. This is a very popular seaside resort situated on the South Cork coast and on the northern side of Ringabella bay. This is a great place to bring the kids, with heaps of activities for them to enjoy close by."
"Situated next to Kilconman Marsh and the Old Head of Kinsale is this hidden gem. The white sands beach has numerous grassy dunes and rocky cliffs on either side of the beach. A public car park and toilet facilities are close by and during bathing season, there is a lifeguard."
"Dunworley Beach is a real hidden gem on the Clonakilty coast. This tidal beach is perfect for a serene swim or walk along the cliffs and is popular with bodyboarders and surfers alike. Click here for google maps directions from Clonakilty."
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