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Welcome to MUSE coffee + food set in Butler Gallery and surrounded by the works by giants of Irish art such as Jack B. Yeats and Tony O’Malley. Our bright, relaxing café & stunning garden courtyard is an oasis in the heart of vibrant Kilkenny city. Our picture perfect coffees, scrumptious toasties and homemade cakes and tarts are made fresh in our kitchen every day.

Cosy up inside or outside in our heated, outdoor glass pods for weekend brunch or stop by and try our signature hot chocolate, in the most spectacular Medieval setting in the heart of Kilkenny city.

Our food is made in house, using local seasonal produce. We have a special menu for our younger visitors.

Our Coffee: Proudly serving Cloud Picker Coffee, roasted specialty coffee. With regular guest coffees, iced coffees and filter on bar.

For bookings and more information visit or get in touch [email protected].

Opening Times
MUSE coffee + food is open Tuesdays - Sundays 10am to 4.30pm.

We are located just inside reception at ground floor level. The Café area is wheelchair and pushchair accessible with a lift from ground floor to the first floor.

For bookings and queries please contact:
[email protected]
056 7741169

More to Explore

The O’Malley Collection

The O’Malley Collection includes work from Tony O’Malley (1913 – 2003) and Jane O’Malley (b. 1944).

Heritage & Archaeology

Several archaeological digs were carried out from 2010 onwards as part of the Evans' Home refurbishment.

Monastic Site

The site of Butler Gallery has a long and diverse history spanning over 800 years.

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Monday: closed (except Bank Holidays when Sunday hours apply)
Tuesday-Saturday: 10.00–17.00
Thursday: Late Night 10.00–20.00
Sunday: 11.00–17.00
Last admission is 30 mins before closing times