Roots is a community run social enterprise. A local convenience store in the heart of Kilmeedy village, we also provide barista coffee, baked goods & hot lunches. Our shop supports local produces and suppliers and sells vegetables from Kilmeedy Homegrown
The roots of Roots Café run quite deep! Believe it or not our Community Café and Shop has been home to a shop serving the people of Kilmeedy and beyond for well over a hundred years. We are not sure about the date the shop opened but we figure it was sometime around 1880 when it was owned by James and Ellen Gayer. Records show they were running the shop as a haberdashery, drapery and grocery store.
The shop is a convenience store with all the goods you need for day to day life – pasta to potatoes, bread, butter, milk, household cleaning products, personal care products not to mention the more indulgent goodies we all love.
We are also proud to stock a range of locally sourced products such as jams and chutneys from The Green Apron, Guiry’s eggs, Cahills Cheese, Ballygoats Cheese, Ballyhoura Apple Farm juices, Athea Pudding and Our Daily Bread to name but a few. If you are a local producer and would like us to become a stockist, please contact us!
Seasonal vegetables from our own Kilmeedy Homegrown community garden are also on sale in the shop.
At present we have 4 growers and a number of volunteers working the ¾ acre site in Kilmeedy with 2 large growing ploytunnels and a smaller propagation tunnel where up to 30 different varieties of fruit and vegetables are produced and are available when in season.
In our Café, our coffee machine is full of delicious, aromatic, rich Ponaire coffee beans just waiting to be ground and poured. There are also plenty of tasty bites including cakes and scones to go with your coffee/tea/hot chocolate.
Light bites, soups and lunches using produce from Kilmeedy Homegrown are freshly prepared in house to tempt you. You can also take-away for elevenses or lunch, or take a night off from cooking, and pre-order a healthy, nutritious family dinner which you can collect and serve at home.
Monday to Friday : 8am to 6.30pm
Saturdays : 9am to 2pm
Sundays: Closed on Sundays
Roots Community Shop and Café
Co. Limerick V42H974
063 87 933