Little Acorn opened it's doors in October 2020 and due to the pandemic it is offering a takeaway service.
The Café operates a Coffee Hatch where customers can order and collect their coffee or drinks whilst inside will offer a place to pick up some fine foods and homemade items from Little Acorn. A preorder system is being used to order food for collection.
Little Acorn's signatures are the Breakfast Sandwich with Maggie’s own homemade relish, the Beef Sambo and the Fish Tacos.
Owner Margaret Roche believes in using seasonal local ingredients from local suppliers such as Butler's Organic Eggs, Coolatin Cheddar, O'Neills Bacon, Duncannon Fish, Village Dairy and Roasted Brown.
The breakfast menu consists of Pancakes, French toast, Homemade Granola, Breakfast Smoothie etc.
The lunch menu ranges from Sandwiches to Salads to Small Plates and Desserts.
Single Origin coffee roaster Roasted Brown is the café’s featured coffee, who focus in sourcing the finest coffee each season which matches Margaret’s ethos and passion of using local and seasonal food in her cooking and on her menu.
A little bit about Margaret and Little Acorn..
Owner and Head Chef Margaret Roche started her career in Cathal Brugha Street where she completed a professional cookery course and Culinary Arts
degree. During her time in college, she also spent time working in Arbutus in Soho, London and the Merrion Hotel, Dublin. Margaret moved to the three Michelin starred Waterside Inn where spent the next 3 years working for Roux brothers, which led to an opportunity in the south of France working as a private chef. She then spent a year in Australia. Since then she has been the
head chef in Hugo's Restaurant in Dublin, worked in The Wild Honey Inn in Clare and in The Brooklodge and Macreddin Village while being a regular on the RTE Today Show with Maura and Dáithí.
In a recent article Margaret wrote about the late Michel Roux, she compares the growth of an oak tree amazingly to a chef’s journey through different kitchen’s, relating a little acorn to the start of a journey. In an uncanny
similarity the road to becoming a great chef compares to all the symbols of a great Oak Tree which includes gaining strength, courage, wisdom, endurance,
leadership and knowledge.
With the experience she now has Margaret has now planted her own
seed, ‘Little Acorn’.
Baltinglass East, County Wicklow, W91 YD50, Ireland