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Plate & Palette – Behind The Scenes

When we first opened Plate & Palette, our aim was to create a space where people could meet up, relax and unwind while enjoying some of the best coffee and food available anywhere. As a local Dunshaughlin cafe, our vision has always been to celebrate and promote the amazing local suppliers and businesses right on our doorstep. It goes without saying that our menu is something we’re extremely proud of and something which we have spent hours upon hours trialing and testing new flavor combos to make sure every single aspect is perfect.

Promoting our local community is something that we’re hugely passionate about here at Plate & Palette, and using the best, freshest ingredients available to us from local suppliers ensures that the food and coffee we serve on a daily basis is as close to perfection as possible. By working closely with our suppliers as well as talented local artists and tradesmen, we can do our part to promote and celebrate everything we have come to know, love, and appreciate about Dunshaughlin.

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Get to Know Some of Our Suppliers

Now that we’ve shown how passionate we are about supporting local business, we thought we would take this opportunity to introduce you to some of our suppliers here at Plate & Palette and how our recipes highlight their produce. Take for example of Avocado Toast which has always been popular. To create this mouthwatering brunch classic, we use a combination of excellent locally sourced ingredients. First off, we take some famous McCloskeys Bloomer bread, toasted to perfection, before adding exquisitely poached Belview eggs. Our bacon comes from the wonderful folk at Farmhouse Foods who are based just down the road from us and offer some of the finest pork available anywhere. The salt we use to season our culinary creations is also sourced locally from Oriel Sea Salt.  Finally, as we have mentioned numerous times before, our coffee is sourced from the roasting wizards at Coffee Perfection, who as their name suggests, provide the finest quality coffee available on the market.

Aside from our food and coffee, there are also countless people behind the scenes who keep the wheels spinning here at Plate & Palette. Firstly, our supremely talented chefs, baristas and staff are all based locally and share our passion for promoting our local area. We also love to showcase and enjoy the work of local artists and businesses, such as the wonderful Flowers by Moira who has helped us decorate our cafe. We have also recently started selling cards crafted by Written by Ani which are designed and printed right here in Dunshaughlin!