At the heart of the Waterford Greenway and County Waterford's primary village lies a treat for your soul "Coach House Coffee". Situated at the historic Famine Workhouse development in Kilmacthomas, County Waterford, conveniently located just off the N25 Rosslare to Cork route.
The village of Kilmacthomas also lies at the midway point of the Waterford Greenway, on the banks of the River Mahon in the aptly titled Mahon Valley. In the early 1870's the influence of the industrial revolution reached Kilmacthomas when the Waterford to Mallow railroad came to town. During this time the jewel in Kilmacthomas' crown was constructed by way of an eight-arch curved stone viaduct spanning the Mahon River. These industrial influences inspired Coach House Coffee’s unique café design.
Although the last passenger services ceased in the late 1960's the railway continued to operate with the haulage of oil and magnesite for another couple of decades and fell into disrepair, until today.
Following heavy investment, a 46km section of this railway is now public Greenway route, dissecting County Waterford to illustrate its inner beauty. Cyclists and walkers can take in the beauty of Waterford from it’s lush green landscapes, Comeragh Mountains, breathtaking Coastline, historical architectural feats of bridges and tunnels. It's heart lies in Kilmacthomas at the 23km centre point.
At the Workhouse park up in the public car-park and join the Greenway Line, heading east towards Waterford city or west towards the majestic Coastline of Clonea, into Dungarvan town.
Coach House Coffee use hand roasted coffee and expertly selected tea leaves, with an obsession around quality. Grade 1 Arabica beans are sourced under Coffee with a Conscience which forms part of the suppliers Corporate Social Responsibility Programme. The Irish roasted coffee is delivered to the door each week, meaning the coffee is not sitting for weeks or even months in dry packaging, ensuring the freshest possible cup every time you visit the Coach House.
The blackboard displayed beside the kiosk displays the farm and location the beans were sourced, date of roasting and roaster. Coach House Coffee’s commitment to ethical trade ensures that only coffee bought from recognised ethical suppliers using sustainable farms and co-operatives is used in their brews.
Coach House Coffee also provides a wide food offering for breakfast, brunch, dinner or lunch. All meals are produced fresh on-site using locally sourced ingredients. The full seasonal menu is available on the Coach House Coffee.
Coach House Coffee is available to hire as a venue or entertainment space.