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Chapel Gate Café

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Opening Hours

Mon - Fri

8 am - 4.45 pm

8 Chapel Gate, Ballincollig

Free Wifi

Take Away Tea & Coffee

Special needs friendly environment – all welcome

Cash only – Chapel Gate Café does not accept card payments at this time

Gluten Free/ Vegetarian/ Vegan Options Available


Phone: 087 9543916


The Chapel Gate Café provides support for Balance Summer Camp. Set up by the Brothers of Charity Services and opening its doors in June 2008, this café helps to provide training and paid employment for people with intellectual disabilities.

The café currently employs 22 staff – 19 of whom are services users. We are proud to say that this is the only café in Cork providing paid employment with adults with special needs.

Chapel Gate Café facilitates events to raise money in support of Balance Summer Camp – such as their annual coffee morning. The café is used by many of the balance camp attendees and their families, and acts as a community base for Balance Summer Camp.

Pop in for some delicious food, cakes or a cup of tea!


The café provides ongoing support to its staff who work from between 1 and 22 hours per week. Responsibilities such as dealing with customers, barista training, kitchen porter responsibilities, clearing tables and preparing and serving food gives these adults a sense of purpose and stability. It also promotes self-confidence and self-esteem, allowing them to live more independently. This work is also central to creating a more inclusive society by integrating adults with special needs into their local community.

Wayne is one of Chapel Gate Café’s wonderful employees. He has been working at the café for 9 years and works 21 hours per week. Wayne loves the work he does here, and has an amazing rapport with customers.


Gluten Free/ Vegetarian/ Vegan Options Available

Take Away Tea & Coffee


Bowl of Porridge (with cream & maple syrup) €3.95

Organic Gluten Free Granola (with natural yogurt) €3.95

Warm Pancakes (with maple syrup & cream) €4.95

Toasted Bagel (with cream cheese) €4.95

Homemade Scone (with jam, cream & butter) €2.25

House Specials €5.95

Toasted Bacon & Cheese Croissant (+ tea/ coffee)

Apple Crumble with Cream (+ tea/ coffee)

Slice of Lemon Cake (+ tea/ coffee)

Toasted Bagel with Cream Cheese & Bacon (+ tea/ coffee)

Homemade Soup (with brown granary bread) €4.95

Soup & Sandwich €8.95

Meal Deals €6.95

Toasted Ham & Cheese

Toasted BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato)

Toasted Roast Beef & Cheddar

All served with coleslaw & tortilla chips.

Wraps €6.95

Sweet Chilli Chicken

Smoked Salmon (with cream cheese & red onion)

Roast Mediterranean Vegetable & Goats Cheese

Roast Stuffed Turkey (with relish)

Chilli Beef (with cheddar cheese)

All wraps are served with coleslaw and salad.

Sandwiches €6.95

Toasted Goats Cheese Bruschetta

Toasted Filled Bagel

Toasted Focaccia (with bacon, cheese and relish)

Bacon & Brie Melt

All wraps are served with coleslaw and salad.

Hot Food €7.95

Beef Lasagne (with baked potato, coleslaw and salad)

Warm Chicken Salad (with brown granary bread)

Loaded Jacket Potato (with toppings, coleslaw and salad)

Quiche (with salad)

The café also serves a wide variety of cakes, pastries and other treats from €2. Gluten Free, Vegetarian & Vegan options are also available.


Book The Space

Chapel Gate Café is the perfect venue for communions and confirmations and cater for some outside events. For more information and queries, please contact or call 087 9543916.


Chapel Gate Staff receiving their barista training certificates.


Chapel Gate Staff celebrating their 10th birthday.

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