The Cake Café

Hailing from Ireland’s gastro central city of Cork, with a background in art, music and nightclubbing and a family immersed in the pleasure of preparing (and eating) great food, Michelle Darmody opened The Cake Café in Dublin in 2006. A pioneer of the new food movement in Ireland, the café celebrates baking and local artisanal food, with a heritage firmly rooted in a contemporary world and the pleasures of modern Ireland. Much loved by its customers, the café established an international reputation that goes way beyond its footprint of a few tables in a leafy courtyard. It is — quite literally — the best thing since sliced bread. Prepare to meet your baker…