In preparation for the easing of restrictions next month, Muse Coffee + Food, in the grounds of Kilkenny’s Butler Gallery has announced a new family-friendly brunch menu.

Muse’s outdoor dining pods will provide guests with an al fresco experience in the heart of the city and the opportunity to take in the courtyard garden and medieval surrounds.

At weekends (brunch will be served 10am to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays) guests will be able to kick back in the pods with a glass of prosecco or rosé and choose from brunch dishes including the likes of The Butler Eggs Benedict, Mimi’s Chocolatey Waffles, Big Al’s Breakfast Bagel, The Hey Jude Pancake Stack, and The Green Bowl, topped with free range poached eggs and served with sourdough bread. Brunch desserts consist of a tiramisu, a lemon tart, and a Baileys chocolate ganache pie.

There is also a kids menu, featuring homemade pizzas, pancakes, toasties, and more.

On weekdays pod diners will be able to order from a lunch menu featuring an Irish smoked salmon bagel with crispy capers, a reuben sandwich, Muse’s Buddha Bowl, and a meat lover’s flatbread, among other dishes.

At both Lunch and Brunch sittings, diners will be able to make use of speaker docks in the individual pods to personalise their experience, allowing them to set the mood and enjoy a meal against a background of their favourite songs.

The family-run café has a total of five heated glass dining pods, with a collective seating capacity for eighteen people available for booking. Exclusive pod reservations can be made by emailing your request to

Commenting on the launch of the new summer menus, Owner, Sharon Quinn, said: “We are so excited to be open for outdoor dining this summer and welcome guests to come and enjoy the stunning surrounds of Evans’ home. A visit to Muse is a must – the addition of our fabulous new dining pods and contemporary menus means that we can offer diners something completely unique and unparalleled. We’re aiming to deliver a truly memorable experience and make eating here a real treat, especially given the tough year that everyone has had.”

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