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Bloomsday, 16th June 2012

Breffni and Yvonne at the Promenade Cafe for Bloomsday

The Promenade Cafe is proud to be part of the 2012 Bloomsday celebrations!

Come on in for coffee, dessert and to enjoy the wonderful Bloomsday vibe!

Plenty of public parking opposite and right on the sea front – so stunning views are always there to be appreciated.

Celebrating Bloomsday in the Promenade Cafe


9-12pm – Bloomsday Breakfast Promenade Cafe
10am – Live Music – Tom Bye (Clarinet)
10:15am – Clown Visit
10:30am – Vintage Cars Arrival
11-3pm – Launching “Chocolate Factory”
Flavoured Hot Or Cold Chocolate Tasting
12-3pm – Outside Musicians
Sarah Franklyn and Matt Hayward (“Ivy Day”)

Bloomsday Readers throughout the day
Fun Quiz Competition for Adults
Children Colouring Competition
Vintage Bus stops opposite the Cafe every half hour
Free bus ride from Dun Laoghaire to Sandycove for customers wearing costumes.
Looking forward to seeing you all here with your Bloomers on!!

Cafe Proves to be a Tasty Addition to Area …

Dun Laoghaire Gazette Feb 2012 Article : The Promenade Cafe
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Dun Laoghaire Gazette : February 2012 : by Bairbre Ní Bhraonain :


Yvonne and Breffní Anderson are the couple running the most exciting cafe to hit the Dun Laoghaire shorefront for many a year.

The Promenade Cafe is not just a place to grab a sandwich and a cup of coffee but a community and cultural centre for the people of Dun Laoghaire to meet and interact.

Yvonne and Breffní moved to the area six years ago and have set about revolutionising the coffee house ideal. Breffni’s family has been involved in the insurance business for over a century and his offices lead off the coffee house in a spirit of mutual interaction between the two concerns.

It’s a family company, MGA, and the cafe comes under the heading of MGA restaurants. He is very knowledgeable about the historical connection between the insurance industry and the coffee house.

Lloyds use to conduct their business in cafe prototypes on the waterfront and deal with the merchants who came ashore and those embarking on voyages, effectively insuring their vessels and cargo. Yet neither he nor Yvonne (a former health worker and founder of an organisation caring for those with intellectual difficulties) ever ran a coffee house.

Yet the sense of the unknown has played very nicely into their hands. They have pushed beyond traditional ideas of a cafe and integrated many diverse aspects to it.

These include theatre, insurance, kids’ painting competitions, adult writing competitions and community discussion…
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