Child Friendly Coffee Times

Whoever said children and hot drinks don’t mix has obviously never been to our child friendly coffee times at St. Peter’s Cork.

With our newly opened cafe in our cultural visitor centre on North Main Street, Cork we wanted to do things a little different by providing a welcoming space for parents and children in the area.

Getting out and about with kids can be tough enough, never mind trying to grab a coffee in a cafe! Luckily in St. Peter’s Cork we have ample space to create a safe play area on soft mats for kids to play on while you, the parents can grab a tea/coffee and treat. Our cafe and visitor centre is also fully accessible for buggies.

We encourage parents of Cork to pop in with their little ones, bring their toys and let them play in full view on a suitable soft mat surface while enjoying some well deserved down time and the chance to catch up with friend and other like minded parents.

Our Child Friendly Coffee Mornings (and afternoon!) will take place every Wednesday from 9am-11am & 2pm-4pm and every Saturday from 10am-11am.

While our space is primarily an exhibition centre it is also a public space for the wonderful people of Cork and beyond to congregate and enjoy. Plus, our exhibitions are tough out and there is very little that can be damaged by little hands :).

Our newly opened cafe is serving some of Cork’s finest coffee beans from local roasters Badger and Dodo and freshly made cakes, scones and treats from Hassett’s Artisan Bakery from the English Market. We also have a private side garden where you can soak up the sun on these lovely Summer days and forget that you are right in the heart Cork city centre.

St. Peter’s Cork is now open 7 days a week, entry is always free and our coffee is always hot!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Cork Historic Spine Walking Tours

Cork Historic Spine Walking Tours by St. Peter’s Cork will commence on Thursday the 7th of June at two slots of 11am and 3pm. These guided tours of Cork’s most historic parts of the city will be led by our enthusiastic and well informed local tour guide. The tours will last approximately 1 hour 45 mins at a leisurely pace taking account of stops to divulge some fascinating historical facts of our fine city, Cork!

Cork Historic Walking Tours

The tour costs only €5 per person and will commence from St. Finbarre’s Cathedral main entrance. The tour will delve into Cork’s beginnings – at St. Finbarre’s Cathedral and Elizabeth Fort, and will visit Nano Nagle place before walking through Cork’s medieval past along the historic spine (North Main Street) and heading up to Shandon, where the tour will finish at Cork’s beloved landmark, the Shandon Bells Tower!

Stops will include:

St. Finbarre’s Cathedral, Elizabeth Fort, Red Abbey, Nano Nagle Place, beamish & Crawford brewery site (South Main Street), Tuckey Street, Bishop Lucey Park (to see the old city wall), Paradise Place, North Main Street, St. Peter’s Cork, Shandon Area (Firkin Crane, Shandon Tower, Butter Exchange).

The tour focuses on giving an overview of Cork’s past – particularly older history (from monastic start, Vikings, Normans), and revealing Cork’s prosperous eras (medieval port town and later trade hub in Shandon). The tour takes in the historic sites at either end of the historic spine as well as a walk along the spine itself.

Duration: 1hr 45mins
Cost: €5 per person

Starting point: St. Finbarre’s Cathedral – main entrance.

Days: Thursdays 11pm and 3pm



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Cork’s Newest Cafe Now Open at St. Peter’s Cork

Cork’s newest cafe is housed in our quirky visitor centre located in one of Cork’s oldest standing buildings with the original structure dating back to the 1270’s. What looks like an ancient medieval church from the street opens into a contemporary open plan space housing local art and heritage exhibitions that change on a regular basis throughout the year.

Cork's newest cafe

The newly launched café serves locally roasted coffee beans by expert roasters Badger & Dodo as well as cakes and treats from Cork’s own Hassetts Bakery. Our cafe and visitor centre is open 6 days a week with the entire building closed on Mondays. North Main Street is going through a resurgence in recent years with many new businesses starting up and we at St. Peter’s Cork are doing our best to contribute to developing this historic quarter of the city. We hope that the new café will increase the overall footfall of the area by drawing visitors from far and near to enjoy both quality local culture and coffee.

The café itself is located on the ground floor with ample space for hanging out with friends and plenty of room for parents and their buggies. In the coming weeks we will be introducing family friendly mornings to create a space where parents can relax while their kids play on a soft mat space. The team at St. Peter’s Cork encourage parents to bring their children along for these mornings that will run on Wednesdays from 9am to 11am and Saturday from 10am to 11am to begin with. Keep an eye here and on our active social media pages for more information.

cork's newest cafe

St. Peter’s Cork is a free public heritage exhibition centre and art gallery located along on North Main Street Cork. This popular hub for tourists and locals alike has become a focal point for many community events, public presentations and private social gatherings including weddings in recent years. St. Peter’s Cork is a Cork City Council owned building and operated by facility management company LW Management.