Delicious freshly cooked food using the finest local ingredients with a stunning garden backdrop in Downpatrick.

Enjoy freshly cooked food in Downpatrick's hidden gem. The Garden Café boasts a bright and spacious space both inside and out in a picturesque setting.
Located on the first floor of the Saint Patrick Centre the café offers a range of freshly cooked food for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
The menu offers traditional and modern food using the finest local ingredients. Daily specials include seafood chowder, Irish stew, pastas, quiche and pies. Fresh pastries, cakes and homemade lemonade also prove a popular choice. Everything served is homemade and cooked freshly to order.
The Garden Café is a social enterprise operated by award winning charity Stepping Stones NI. 100% of the profits from the café are reinvested back into supporting adults with a learning disability in Downpatrick.
You will be greeted with the warmest of County Down welcomes from staff and trainees. All trainees are supervised by experienced catering staff who provide one-to-one training in food service and preparation. Customer feedback has been excellent since opening in April 2015, with visitors from across the world commenting on their enjoyable experience with delicious food and excellent value for money.
Enjoy a quiet moment sipping over a speciality tea or gourmet coffee in the spectacular surroundings of the flower and herb garden. Alternatively, take time out for breakfast or lunch with panoramic views of Downpatrick and Down Cathedral.
The café has lift access, a children's play area and free wifi with lots of space to relax. A large parking facility is available directly at the front door.
For ‘Game of Thrones' fans, the cafe is  a short drive from Inch Abbey, Audley's Castle and Castle Ward and you can even experience your own ‘Game of Thrones' themed lunch!
Garden Cafe
1st Floor The Saint Patrick Centre
53A Market Street,
BT30 6LZ

Top Reasons To Visit

  • Stunning garden backdrop
  • Dine on a historical site
  • Delicious freshly cooked food
  • 100% of your money reinvested to create positive change
  • Operated by multi award winning Stepping Stones NI
  • Private Functions

    The private function room can cater for large groups and corporate hires and create menus for a special event.

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