The owners of this sweet cafe overlooking the river in Sligo are big believers in the slow-food and organic movements, and their delicious, healthful food makes superb use of ingredients from small, local producers. There are usually only a few dishes on offer every day, but you’re virtually guaranteed to find something properly, authentically Irish—hot pot (a kind of meat and vegetable stew), perhaps, or omelets made from smoked Gubbeen cheese and potato. Soups are a specialty too. Even the sandwiches qualify as local—they’re made with deliciously fresh bread from a nearby bakery. In the early evening on Thursday to Saturday, the food switches to a simple but tasty tapas menu. Here’s a real insider tip: A Gaelic speaking group meets here every Friday evening, which makes it a good time to drop by if you fancy eavesdropping on some of the language used.