Upper Darby Coffee Shop Gets High Marks From Irish Publication

The outside entrance to the Irish Coffee Shop on West Chester Pike in Upper Darby
Image via the Irish Star

The Irish Star, a digital and print newspaper focusing on Ireland and Irish Americans, recently highlighted the Irish Coffee Shop in Upper Darby.

“A traditional Irish breakfast paired with a nice pot of tea, while shopping for Irish groceries, is a description that enticed me immediately when I took off to the Philadelphia suburbs to experience an afternoon in an Irish café,” writes reviewer Fionnuala Boyle for the Irish Star.

The shop on West Chester Pike has produce, meals, groceries, and items imported from Ireland.

Try the traditional Ulster Fry breakfast, or some French toast and pancakes with Irish bacon. 

Beyond breakfast, there’s bangers and mash, chips with curry sauce, peas, and gravy, shepherd’s pie, ham and cabbage, chicken curry and roast beef, with battered cod on Fridays.

An order of fish, chips, and beans at the Irish Coffee Shop. Image via the Irish Star.

“I visited the Coffee Shop on a quiet Thursday afternoon, but I already know I’d like to return on a weekend, as I have been assured by Irish friends in Philly that the hustle, bustle, and craic are mighty on a Saturday morning,” Bole wrote.

The friendly staff, with family in Donegal, have worked there for more than a decade.

“It was a laid-back, warm atmosphere that reminded me of home,” Bole wrote.

Read more about The Irish Coffee Shop in the Irish Star.

Neven McGuire shows how to make an authentic Irish breakfast.

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