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Welcome to MUSE coffee + food, a unique café for a very special location in the heart of Kilkenny City.

MUSE is the perfect place to enjoy our inspired food and specialty coffee, celebrating the best of local, seasonal, homemade produce. A destination in itself or the perfect start or end to an exploration of Butler Gallery’s magnificent collection of Irish art and visiting exhibitions.

Lunch in our café or garden courtyard against the backdrop of this magnificently restored building with a history spanning 800 years and enjoy views of the monastic site of St John’s Priory.

Delight in the perfect weekend Brunch in our outdoor seating area. Parents can unwind while the kids explore our children’s garden and gallery workshops.

Book a glass pod
for lunch or brunch from Tuesday to Sunday. Walk ins for seating in our garden terrace are always welcome, no booking necessary.

Our Food: Enjoy our oozy toasties, freshly baked cakes, tarts and tasty vegetarian and vegan options, all homemade with love, using local seasonal produce and always with no nasties. We have a special menu for our younger visitors.

Our Coffee: Proudly serving Cloud Picker Coffee, roasted specialty coffee.

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Opening Times

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am - 8.00pm (Please book in advance)
Sunday: 11.00am – 5.00pm


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.

Contact and further information
Please contact Sharon to enquire about bookings:
[email protected]
056 7741169
M: 087 9366133

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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Tuesday – Saturday 10am - 5pm
Thursdays Late Night 10am – 8pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm
Closed Mondays except public holidays when Sunday hours apply