Everyone in Ireland knows Avoca, so I was curious what the big deal was. The first Avoca we visited was in the city centre of Dublin. I was told it was a delicious restaurant so I was surprised to see it wasn't only a cafe but also a store front with beautiful home decor, clothing and so much more. Avoca is a family run business, http://www.avoca.com/, they are not only food based but are well also known for their weaving. They export their famous throws and blankets, as well as their clothing ranges to boutiques all around the world. They have 11 locations around Ireland and I suggest you make a stop at one while you're there, even if it is just for a coffee like Dave and I had.
Although we didn't have the chance to eat a full meal at Avoca, I was happy we got to taste their delicious baked goods, coffee and juices. We brought home their famous Mars Bar Rice Krispie squares, they sound exactly like their name, chocolate on the top, with caramel underneath and a buttery Rice Krispie square on the bottom, which was absolutely delicious! We couldn't bring home one of their big recipe books, due to luggage weight, so Dave and I bought their mini recipe book for Soups and Tea Time. We can't wait to try and recreate all their delicious foods.