Bakestone Café & Pantry was founded by Cork natives Joe and Maura Carey in 2013 in Carrigtwohill. It offers an all-day menu with a focus on high-quality locally-sourced ingredients.

Brunch is popular in Bakestone and you can expect all the classics, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Royale and Eggs Florentine, plus family-friendly posh Buttermilk Pancakes with Poached Pear, Salted Carmel and Vanilla Mascarpone, or traditional French Toast with Maple Syrup and Bacon. At the weekends the Bakestone Full Breakfast with locally sourced produce is the cure to all ails. 

The lunchtime offering changes daily, depending on what’s seasonal and what’s fresh. Expect homemade quiches, six different types of salads each made daily in-house along with  Arbutus sourdough breads and in-house relishes and pickles.

In 2018, Bakestone Café added a new retail element to the business in the form of The Pantry which sells a wide variety of local artisan products and baked goods. The Bakestone Pantry highlights over 150 Irish producers including many of the best Cork producers plus a whole range of homemade Bakehouse chutneys, jams, pickles, relishes and dressings.

In 2018 Bakestone also opened in Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens. Bakestone in Fota House is open from March until the end of September 7 days a week and weekends from October until the end of February.

Owner of Bakestone Café & Pantry Joe Carey is delighted to be celebrating ten years of following his passion for great food and for supporting local producers We feel very honoured to have served the people of East Cork and beyond over the past 10 years, we cherish the relationships we’ve built with our wonderful food producers and suppliers, and we feel very lucky to have our wonderful Bakestone team collected around everything we do.”

To mark the celebration Bakestone has announced a very special partnership with Badger & Dodo by launching a new exclusive house coffee blend called Common Grounds.  This exclusive coffee blend only available to Bakestone, consists of washed Peruvian and natural Ethiopian beans that boast flavours of vanilla, milk chocolate and orange. Medium body with a smooth round finish on the palate. Founded by Australian Brock Lewin, Badger & Dodo has roasted coffee in Cork since 2008. The brand sources only the best beans available, from quality single-origin estates, with all blending done by hand. 

Common Grounds is available at Bakestone Café & Pantry, Fota Retail Park in Carrigtwohill, County Cork and Baketone @ Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens Fota Island also in Carrigtwohill, or buy online at

Bakestone will celebrate its 10th year with a series of events taking place in Bakestone including a Meet The Markers event in Autumn. Keep up to date with the latest news by following Bakestone Café & Pantry on social @bakestonecafe