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“Great Coffee. Great People-Watching...”

The Bookstore Coffeeshop
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$2 - US$9
Cuisines: Cafe
Description: On the main street of the picturesque market town of Blessington this independent bookshop is famous for the quality of the coffee served and delicious home baking. Voted the best hot chocolate in town and the Treat of Choice by the local schoolkids - tough critics! We serve a selection of gluten free toasties and cakes for those with dietary requirements, and for our vegan visitors have delicious vegetable & fruit smoothies which is lovely with one of our vegan flapjacks or shortbread.
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Description: On the main street of the picturesque market town of Blessington this independent bookshop is famous for the quality of the coffee served and delicious home baking. Voted the best hot chocolate in town and the Treat of Choice by the local schoolkids - tough critics! We serve a selection of gluten free toasties and cakes for those with dietary requirements, and for our vegan visitors have delicious vegetable & fruit smoothies which is lovely with one of our vegan flapjacks or shortbread.
Reviewed 10 March 2014

A cheerful bunch of staff who really knew their coffee quality – plus they’d all that Barista-style “latte art” and what-have-you going on. A steady stream of book-buyer & browser types deliciously added to the People-Watching feature. Menu had healthy options (if you must...) & all-day breakfasts (yay!) Enjoyed a tasty wrap – and the next table’s hotpot smells combined to help chase off a miserable dog of a day. Home-made gluten free treats were going a storm with other "weather refugees". Free crosswords on the tables wuzza neat-o touch too.
Utterly filthy day – so, big plus that they didn’t swoop to nab my cup once it wuz drained ...
A relaxing, affordable, warm haven in a lovely small town - on a grim wintry day for chilly drivers.

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3  Thank Peter M
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BlessingtonBookstore, Owner at The Bookstore Coffeeshop, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2014

Really pleased you enjoyed your visit! In the recent bad weather the coffee shop was alive with people taking refuge from the elements, wrapping themselves around hot chocolates and our (standard) large coffees and enjoying a piece of cake to cheer them up. A little bit of comfort and time out is a great help in weathering the storms of life....

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