Vincent and I went to a different venue for our Thursday Morning cuppa on Friday. I couldn’t do Thursday as I was sampling the delights of the Radisson Blu in Dublin. Brackens is a lovely coffee shop on Paul St, Cork. It is part of a very old building adjacent to Paul St Shopping Center and multi-storey car park. I had no difficulty getting my wheelchair in the door and there was enough circulation space inside. I had a cup of green tea and a scone and both were lovely. This is where the plaudits end. There appeared to be only one toilet and a person with a weight problem would have difficulty accessing it not to mention a wheelchair. I had to leave my chair outside and ‘wrestle’ myself in. Not good. I appreciate that in old buildings where space is at a premium catering for minority needs is difficult and sometimes expensive to provide initially but with approximately 17% of the population disabled it is a big segment of the market to ignore.
My Disability rating for Brackens is 1.5