The Aran Islands aren’t exactly awash with fine restaurants, and so as a captive audience you might be forgiven for lowering your expectations. But this little cafe-restaurant near the Dún Aengus Fort is nothing short of delightful. The Irish country cottage interior is cheery and atmospheric, with exposed wood beams and jauntily painted furniture. The menu is straightforward and unfussy but quite delicious. Cakes, stews, sandwiches and soups—comfort food, in other words, and incredibly welcome after a blustery day on the island. Most of the ingredients are locally sourced, and there’s a special children’s menu too. The homemade desserts, particularly the cakes, are absolutely delicious. Service is upbeat and cheerful.