Perry Street Market Cafe, Cork

Jean, Elaine and I went to Perry Street Market Cafe recently to have a bite to eat. This little known gem is located about 2 minutes off Patrick St as you head towards the Opera House. To those GAA and sporting fans it is across the street from Larry Tompkins Bar. In a former life it was a furniture store and has got a new lease of life with a radical transformation. It is obvious that a lot of thought went into the redesign and someone who knew what they were doing designed the disabled toilet.  It certainly showed me that old buildings can be made wheelchair friendly and accessible, including the toilet facilities.

Perry 1 Perry LooThe food we had was gorgeous and the service excellent. There is a fairly extensive selection available and Jean and I had spiced beef while Elaine had chicken. There is ample circulation space but like all places at peak times it might be a small bit tight. I have been told that even without the wheelchair, space is at a premium at lunchtime. There is a designated disabled parking space at the front door. The toilet is wheelchair accessible with plenty of room and the appropriate grab-rails. The cafe is well worth a visit and I will definitely be going back.

My Disabled Accessibility Rating is 5 Star

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  1. Kevin

    Declan – As designer on this scheme I was flattered to receive your 5 star rating and impressed at your blog. Also full credit to Brian and Paul who run a really good operation and keep it accessible.

    I was asked to contribute to a student innovation project in Maynooth Uni – a trip advisor for accessibility – and thought of you as you have essentially done all the work already.
    Check it out – if you dont already know about it – it is going for a social innovation award in South Africa very soon and need a few more contributors.

    Thanks again.

    • Declan Groeger

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. I will certainly look at the site and see what I can do

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