Galway’s Lighthouse Café has opened a second location in Terryland, complimenting its existing premises on Abbeygate Street.
The café, which serves non fried vegan and vegetarian food only, has reopened with an entirely new menu. All dishes are cooked on site in both locations, with the Terryland Lighthouse kitchen making all savoury and hot dishes and the team on Abbeygate Street looking after all the innhouse bakes. Fiona then delivers the produce between locations on the Lighthouse electric bike.
“We had a lease signed and ready pre-covid so we really just worked away on making it happen whilst the world went into lockdown. Now we have two places where people can enjoy our take on vegan and veggie food. We have no fryers so all our food is really healthy which we love. We use mainly what’s in season and available.
“We are on our bikes between Abbeygate Street and Terryland for the transporting of the dishes and to go options and being honest it’s the only way to get around Galway and of course it’s great exercise as well as being better for the planet,” said Kerry Legh, Co. owner of The Lighthouse Cafes in Galway.
Highlights from the cold menu include a vegan Banh Mi with lentil peanut pate, slaw, tamarind aubergine, pickled Daikon, vegan mayo and coriander all served on crusty bread; and a caraway roast beets and walnut salad with Steve’s leaves, slaw, veggies, lentils with whipped vegan feta. The Lighthouse hot daily specials include a vegan soup, or hotpot like a chipotle chilli with sweet potato, black beans and kale all served with salad and brown rice.
There is also a selection of in-house baked fruit scones, polenta cakes, vegan chocolate brownies or a traditional carrot cake for those looking for something sweeter. There’s also a range of freshly brewed coffees, teas and in-house cold pressed juices.
The Lighthouse Café is open on Abbeygate Street and in Terryland from 10am Wednesday to Saturday until 4pm. The Lighthouse has limited indoor seating but has a full Lighthouse To Go range that you can enjoy which comes in fully compostable containers.