Our Bakery
& Café

Our Bakery
& Café

Our Bakery
& Café

Hickey’s Barm Brack

Hickey’s Barm Brack is a traditional, handmade, yeast-risen fruit loaf. In Irish, it is known as báirín breac - 'speckled loaf' - because of the way the rich, sweet dough is laden with juicy sultanas and cherries.

Made in small batches, it is deliciously moist and packed with fruit and flavour. It keeps well and is best stored in an airtight tin.

Barm Brack listed as... "Top 500 food experiences in The Lonely Planet Guide".

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Barm Brack is traditionally served spread with real butter, and is also delicious toasted. Take some time to taste it with a cup of tea, coffee - or even a little drop of whiskey. In the unlikely event that you have some leftovers, it makes a superb Brack and Butter Pudding.

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Hickey's Famous Barm Brack

Established by my great grandfather Eamon Hickey in 1900, four generations of the Hickey family have baked Barm Brack at our bakery and café beside the historic West Gate in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. In 1929, my grandfather John Hickey was awarded a Diploma in Excellence for his Brack and, with the help of my father Eddie Hickey, its fame spread far and wide. Since then our customers have enjoyed it in Clonmel, as well as sending it to their loved ones abroad.

“We are proud that our traditional and well-loved Barm Brack has become known as a local food treasure. It's a real taste of home.”

– Nuala Hickey

Barm Brack

as featured in Lonely Planets Top 500 Food Experiences

Donal Skehan visits our Bakery & Café

Clonmel has become synonymous with Barm Brack

Food Hero Donal Skehan travelled down to enjoy some Barm Brack from Hickey’s Bakery, where we make this traditional Irish fruit loaf with our unique family recipe passed down through four generations of bakers here in Clonmel.

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Our Menu

updates on a daily basis, along with seasonal changes

Eggs Bendict

Our delicious breakfast menu option, creamy eggs Benedict; served with crispy bacon covered in hollandaise sauce, the perfect way to start the day.

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Orange & Poppyseed

Our chiffon cake features the winning combination of orange & poppyseed.

Vegetarian Quiche

A flavorful feta & sundried tomato quiche makes for a perfect protein packed vegetarian breakfast.

Retro Battenberg

Our light sponge cake is perfect for afternoon tea in our cosy café

Hot Cross Buns

Enjoy with lashings of butter, fresh local jam and a café latte.

Pride and Joy

We pride ourselves on not only the amazing food but the whole experience.

  • I've been here a number of times with my mum and I love coming here. It's a lovely café and the food is good! I tend to come here for breakfast or lunch. — Heather
  • Great food. Lucky if you can get a table. Bakery has goods to die for. I personally love the sourdough loaf. My wife prefers the grinder pan, a local classic. — Sailoil
  • Great find ! Absolutely quality - my dream kinda spot with fresh savoury dishes and traditional treats. Great staff too. 10/10. — Kitty
  • Excellent staff , efficient and friendly. Very good food with a home cooked quality and also something a little bit different. Pastry selection very good . It's great for breakfast. — Paul
  • This is probably my favourite café to eat, and I’ve been in a few around the World. Hickey’s Grinder loaf is also my favourite bread — Rob

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