Retro Mobile Espresso Bar Fadó Arrives in Cork

From a transformed 1970’s van, the newly opened Fadó presents the folks of Cork domestically produced speciality espresso and a choice of tasty natural treats

Opening this summer time in Douglas, Fadó Cell Espresso Bar was based by two Cork natives and childhood buddies with a ardour for espresso and dialog. 

Ian Whelan of Douglas and Peter McCabe of Kanturk, wished to create an area the place the local people in Douglas might get a top quality cup of espresso and meet for a good dialog. This impressed the identify Fadó, which is Gaelic for “long time ago” or “once upon a time” and is usually related to story-telling and the fables of Irish historical past.

Fadó operates from a 1976 former Dutch creperie van, which Ian transformed himself with some buddies. Fadó serves a choice of speciality coffees, teas and contemporary natural pastries with costs ranging from as little as €2.60 for an Americano. Those that choose non-dairy milks needn’t fear about these elusive further fees, as Fadó presents no further cost for milk alternate options. 

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With a concentrate on high quality espresso, sustainability and supporting native suppliers, Fadó hosts a wide range of Cork favourites together with established speciality espresso roasters Badger & Dodo which is roasted in Fermoy, O’Conaills Scorching Chocolate from Carrigaline, Barry’s Tea and native milk producers from West Cork. Making a aware effort to minimise their environmental affect the place doable, Fadó makes use of 100% compostable cups, lids, stirrers and napkins. 

Commenting on what motivated him to begin the enterprise, Founder, Ian Whelan says;

“I say it’s a coffee habit gone too far, but to be honest I’ve always had a keen interest in coffee and running my own business and it was my mother who encouraged me to pursue this venture. I had already made a start on the van when mum passed away suddenly in March of this year. It was around that time when I really threw myself into working on the renovations and found it helped me through a very tough period. Our logo is actually a tribute to her memory – it’s her fingerprint intertwined with a coffee bean.”

“My mum was my biggest supporter when it came to Fadó, she was integral to the creative process so I’m very proud of what we’ve achieved so far. This whole journey is for her really, it’s what keeps me going.”

Fadó is at the moment open Wednesday – Saturday from 8:30am till 2:30pm in St. Patrick’s Woollen Mills, Douglas (T12PTW9) located within the automotive park on the best as you are available. It’s a pet-friendly area with a devoted doggy station together with free treats, water and waste luggage. There’s a spacious out of doors seating space to swap tales with buddies or chat to the employees who will fortunately drop your espresso to your automotive if the climate turns.

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The Fadó Cell Espresso Van can also be out there to rent for occasions together with weddings, personal events and company capabilities. Discover out extra data through Instagram @fadocoffeecork or by electronic mail howdy@fadocoffee.ie