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About Us / Opening  Hours

In September 1982, 'Poppies Tea Rooms' opened for business, and legend has it the owners chose the name Poppies after they visited poppies cottages in Bali. Since then, it has become a favourite destination for those who love tasty & wholesome country cooking. 


In May 2000, Peter Norton acquired the business and for the last 20 years he has developed and enhanced Poppies further with additional elements including a Take Home Menu and Environmentally Friendly Systems.


We look forward to welcoming you to our coffee shop😊.

Opening Hours:

Daily 8am - 5pm

Ground Coffee
 

Poppies Menu

Food for Every Mood

Breakfast served til 12noon

Full Breakfast

(2 Sausages, 2 Bacon, Poached/ Scrambled Eggs on Toast) 

Light Breakfast 

(1 Sausage, 1 Bacon, Poached / Scrambled Eggs on Toast) 


Bacon or Sausage on Toast 

Eggs or Beans on Toast 

Breakfast Roll (Butter, Bacon & Sausage)

Pancakes (optional Bacon & Maple Syrup)

Porridge with Berries 

French Toast (with Bacon & Maple Syrup)


Smashed Avocado & Eggs   

(Eggs: Poached/ Scrambled)

Granola Bowl


Variety of Homemade Scones (with Kilmurry Jam & Butter) 


Selection of Pastries

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Light Lunch

Homemade Soup 

served with Homemade Brown Scone 

Toasted Rustic Ciabattas / Wraps 

Served with Homemade Soup or Side Salad


Toasted Rustic Ciabattas / Wraps 

(available to Take Away) 

Ciabattas

Cajun Chicken & Cheddar Cheese, Cornation Chicken, Chicken Pesto & Buffalo Mozzarella, Buffalo Mozzarella & Tomato, Double Cheese & Onion, Ham & Cheese, Sweet Chilli & Falafel.

Wraps

Tuna Melt with Cheddar Cheese, Chicken Caesar, Chicken & Stuffing, Chicken Tikka.

Side Salad 

Salad Platter


Please note our menus vary on a daily basis depending on the season etc.

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Main Meals

Mac & Cheese (V) 

Aubergine & Courgette Bake (V) 

Vegetable Quiche (V) 

Potato Cakes (GF & V) 

Frittata (GF &V)

Shepherd's Pie (GF)

Salmon Bake (GF) 

Poppies Chicken 

Lasagne

Chicken & Mushroom Pie 

Ham & Leek Pie 

Ham Quiche 

Salmon Quiche 

Served with a Baked Potato or Side Salad. 

Please note our menus vary on a daily basis depending on the season etc.

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Beverages

Tea (Pot per Person) 

Variety of Java Republic Herbal Teas 

Hot Chocolate 

Soft Drinks 

Americano 

White Americano 

Cappuccino 

Cafe Mocha 


Espresso 

Double Espresso 

Flat White 

Cafe Latte 

Soya or Oat Milk / Syrup / Extra Shot, additonal 50cent.

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Desserts

Bramley Apple Pie 

Rhubarb Crumble 

Mixed Berry Crumble 


Carrot Cake 

Lemon Drizzle Cake 

Cheesecake 

Toblerone Cake (GF)

Chocolate Cake 

Coffee Cake 

Banoffee Pie 

Selection of Squares (Broken Biscuit, Caramel Square, Rocky Road)

All desserts served with fresh cream or ice-cream.

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Poppies Take Home Menu

Wholesome food with the minimum amount of effort

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For take home food orders please allow 24 hours notice for the kitchen team, as we have limited food portions in stock day to day. 

PLACE AN ORDER

   OR

via our Facebook or Instagram 


We know how much effort goes into staging events like christenings, communions, confirmations, parties & family occasions, so our home menu is ideal for the busy host looking to serve excellent quality, delicious & wholesome food with the minimum amount of effort.

Our take home menu is also very popular with locals midweek on the way home from work.


If you are catering for larger numbers, please feel free to contact us by popping into the shop and we would be delighted to discuss other menu options.


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Mac & Cheese (V)

Macaroni pasta with our very own cheese sauce, made with butter, flour, milk & cheddar cheese. Very popular with our younger guests!

Aubergine & Courgette Bake  (V) (GF)

Chopped tomatoes, peppers, courgettes & garlic covered with aubergines & mozzarella cheese. 


Vegetable Quiche (V)

A pastry case with eggs & cream, slow baked for extra flavour. 

Potato Cakes (GF & V) 

Mixed seasonal vegetables, with floury mashed potatoes fried with a gluten free flour. 

Frittata (GF & V) 

Fried baby potoatoes, caramelised onions, spinach, cherry tomatoes, baked with eggs & cream, also known as a Spanish Omlette. 

Poppies Shepherd's Pie (GF)

Irish minced beef, baked with carrots, onions, herbs, beef stock & covered with creamy mashed potatoes. 


Fisherman's Pie (GF) 

In this traditional dish, poached cod, with carrot, parsnip, onion & creeam topped with a layer of creamy mashed potato, slow baked for extra flavour. 

Salmon Bake (GF)

Potatoes, salmon, spinach, onion, cream, topped with a layer of red cheddar cheese. 

Poppies Chicken 

Our most popular dish! Irish chicken in a creamy sauce with rice, celery & onions topped with cornflakes & almonds. Delicious!

Beef Lasagne

An old favourite! Irish minced beef baked with tomatoes, onions, garlic, grated carrot, mixed pepper, between layers of lasagne & finished with a grated cheese topping. 

Chicken & Mushroom Pie 

Irish chicken, baked with mushrooms & onions, blended with a creamy white sauce enclosed in a savoury pastry. 


Ham & Leek Pie 

Irish ham, baked with leeks & blended with a creamy white sauce enclosed in a savoury pastry. 

Ham Quiche 

A pastry case with eggs & cream, slow baked for extra flavour. 


Salmon Quiche 

A pastry case with eggs & cream, slow baked for extra flavour. 

Meat / Chicken Dish €39 / Vegetarian Dish €36

Dishes serve 8-10 generous portions

V=Vegetarian    GF=Gluten Free

Heating Guidelines

Remove lid & place in a preheated oven (180C)

for 20-30mins.

Ensure product is piping hot in centre, if not, allow a further 5-10mins in the oven.

Coleslaw

Freshly shredded Savoy cabbage & grated carrot in a creamy mayonnaise. 

Persian Salad

Grated carrot & courgette with fresh orange pieces & grated zest in a tangy orange dressing. 

Red Berry Cabbage

Red Cabbage with mixed berries

Tossed Salad

Mange tout, tomato, cucumber, red onion & peppers in a light vinaigrette. 

Celery & Apple Salad

Celery & apple with mayonnaise. 

Summer Salad

Tomato, celery, cucumber sliced red onion & sweetcorn in a light vinaigrette & olive oil dressing with chopped parsley.

Broccoli & Nut

Broccoli florets, carrot sticks & chopped almonds with mayonnaise. 

Cous Cous

Cous-cous cooked with cracked black peppercorns, mixed with green beans, sweetcorn, diced onion, grated carrot & a mild garlic dressing. 


Mexican Salad

Pasta with tomato, sliced onion & sweetcorn in our own recipe dressing using fresh basil, chillies & roasted peppers. 

Crunchy Salad

Peppers, celery & mangetout in our own recipe. 

1kg Salad, €11


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Bramley Apple Pie

Generous chunks of Bramley apples in a homemade buttery shortbread pastry.

(6 Portions) €12

Rhubarb Crumble 

Our No.1 Dessert for over 30 years!

Berry Crumble

An assortment of seasonal berries topped with a homemade crunchy crumble. 

Carrot Cake

A rich moist carrot cake made with an assortment of spices & walnuts topped with a delicious cream cheese icing. 

Lemon Drizzle Cake

A rich lemon zest Madeira texture, covered with a fondant icing and lemon curd. 


Homemade Cheesecake

A buttery biscuit base covered with season fruit, blended with mascarpone cheese, sugar & cream. 

Toblerone Cake (GF)

A tasty almond base with a rich chocolate cream & smooth milk chocolate mousse. Topped with a generous sprinkle of Toblerone chunks, all deliciously smothered with milk chocolate.

Chocolate Cake

A rich moist chocolate sponge layered with fudge sauce, covered with a chocolate icing. 

Coffee Cake 

A moist coffee sponge cake with a coffee icing. 

Homemade Banoffee Pie

Buttery biscuit base topped with a layer of caramel & sliced bananas with fresh whipped cream & chocolate shavings. 

All our cakes serve 12 generous portions & cost €28.

We would be happy to personalise them upon request. 


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Environmentally Friendly

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Environmental Policy Statement

At Poppies Café, Enniskerry we are dedicated to running our operations in a sustainable and responsible manner.

We have been aware of the environmental impact of our café business for many years, and have implemented many actions to improve our sustainability. We are committed to purchasing from local sources where possible, for instance our bread, honey and jams, and ensuring our raw materials have sustainable credentials if they have to be imported, such as Rainforest Alliance Tea and carbon neutral Coffee.

We have implemented many energy minimisation initiatives, including solar hot water piping and reusing kitchen heat, and are dedicated to waste segregation and water minimisation.


We are engaged in supporting our community in Wicklow , and wish to actively play a role in protecting and enhancing our local environment for our wellbeing and for future generations. We are keen to implement measures that encourage our staff and customers to embrace sustainable living. We are committed to:  Developing an Sustainability & Environmental Action Plan in support of this policy, and pursuing continuous improvement of our practices through specific annual initiatives complying with all relevant environmental legislation that applies to our operation.


  • Prioritising local suppliers and suppliers who have embedded sustainable and ethical practices within their organisation and who drive such practices within their own supply chain.

  • Reducing our energy consumption by identifying energy efficient technologies and practices, and considering further renewable energy options.

  • Reducing our water consumption by heightened awareness of water wastage.

  • Reducing residual waste by encouraging staff and customers to deposit recyclable and compostable waste correctly in our segregated bins.

  • Contributing to the local economy by maintaining and supporting local employment, offering internships, by sourcing services and produce locally, and by engaging with other businesses in promoting our region.

  • Support the local community through sponsorship of the local football club, and continuing our annual Poppies Fundraising day, with donations going to charities such as Children’s Hospitals, CF Ireland, Laura Lynn and this year is for Pieta House.

  • This policy will be communicated throughout the company and is available for public review. It will be reviewed on a regular basis together with the Sustainability & Environmental Action Plan, to evaluate continued relevance, monitor progress and drive continual improvement.

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Solar Panels

Poppies uses eco-friendly energy sources for the supply of electricity and water

Poppies has invested in green technology, it has a 2x2 twenty tube meter solar panel situated at the rear of the café that heats our water. The solar contribution to Hot water is 1156kWh per annum. In the summers of 2018 and 2019, the solar panel generated all of Poppies hot water needs.

Poppies has invested in long life energy saving bulbs/ LED lighting and uses sensors to ensure that energy is not being used unnecessarily.


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What We Do
We are a small family run cafe in Enniskerry village, serving coffee, meals and cakes. We have a huge green agenda already in place and we wanted to firstly do more and secondly find a credible way of letting our customers know what we are doing. 

Who We Are
Poppies Café was established in 1982 in the village of Enniskerry. 
In May 2000, Peter Norton acquired the business and for the last 22 years he has developed and enhanced Poppies further with additional elements including outdoor seating and Environmentally Friendly Systems. 

Project Objectives
For our Green 4 Micro project we wanted to identify if there was more we could do to become more sustainable, and to let people know how committed we are to the Green Initiative.
We discussed carbon foot printing the cafe operations, but agreed that this may not be a very meaningful undertaking at present, as the energy usage in the cafe is already well managed (Scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions), and the main carbon footprint would be from procurement and logistics,(Scope 3) over which a small cafe has little control.
We decided that the most useful objective for the project would be to establish a company specific Sustainable Action Plan which Poppies can progress and update over the next few years, and to develop a Sustainability Policy which reflects the company’s commitments and objectives. The Sustainability Policy will be made publicly available by posting it on the Poppies website and displaying it in the cafe.

Key Challenges
In order to develop a Sustainable Action Plan Poppies was asked to collate our energy, water use and waste management data, so that meaningful resource reduction actions could be identified.  In the discussions we also identified that we were already doing a lot more than we were aware of, such as prioritising local procurement, the many actions we have already taken to reduce energy including solar hot water tubing and heat pumps, and realising the extent of our community actions.

Key Changes
The main effect of the Sustainability Action Plan will be to become more focused and clearer about steps we want to take in choosing a sustainable supply chain, realising the importance of ongoing staff awareness regarding energy, water and waste management, and getting more engaged in biodiversity actions by becoming a supporting member the All-Ireland Pollinator Programme.

Results/Outcomes
With the assistance of our Green-4-Micro advisor we developed a Sustainability Action Plan that works for us.  We have already started to implement some of the identified actions.  We are pleased with our Sustainability Policy as it reflects our objectives.  The Sustainability Policy will be posted on our website and displayed in our cafe, to show our commitment to sustainable operations

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This Green 4 Micro project has greatly benefited our understanding of Sustainability. We have started the ball rolling and will continue to take actions to enhance Poppies and Enniskerry Green Credentials.

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Recyclable Packaging

Poppies is eco-friendly in many ways especially by making all take-away packaging recyclable and have ceased selling any products that use plastic packaging and only sell drinks that are either glass or aluminium cans (no plastic bottles ending up in landfill). Poppies only uses recyclable take away cups and packaging, compostable straws and cutlery and even has its own reusable cups. The use of reusable cups is greatly encouraged in Poppies and it offers a 25c discount when these are used. Since the introduction of the recyclable cups, Poppies have saved in the region of 92,000 cups from ending up in landfill.

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Community Involvement

Since appearing on RTE’s Prime Time, there has been a lot of interest in the whole concept of rainwater harvesting. From a business point of view, we have also insulated ourselves from potential problems with the environment, the wild storms and heat of the summer can play havoc with the quality of municipal supply, but since the introduction of the rainsafe unit, this is no longer the case. Customers are fascinated by the whole process and are delighted we have taken the bold step. We regularly let people view the unit and are happy to explain the whole process. 


A recent innovation has been the introduction of the ‘slug free gardening’ initiative, instead of throwing away the used coffee granules, we package them up and give them away for free. As the granules have a ph value of 6.9 they are ideal for nitrogen loving plants and slugs hate them. It has also led to a 26% reduction in the cost of disposal of compostable waste.


Poppies also looks after the nutritional needs of a local pony by giving a customer buckets of fruit and vegetables that are not suitable for serving.

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Environmentally Aware Customers

As many vehicles emit very high levels of carbon into the environment, many people have switched to public transport and also different modes of transport such as cycling in order to cut down on that level. With cyclists being one of the main customer bases for Poppies, it actively welcomes cyclists by providing bike racks, foot pumps, cycle repair kits and a bicycle tool kit and of course filling up their bottles with recycled rain water.

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Supporting Local & Irish Businesses

To keep its carbon footprint low and to avoid importing supplies from overseas, but to also to keep the quality of its products high, all of Poppies’ suppliers are Irish, the majority are local (bread, preserves, vegetables). Poppies also insist that all suppliers take back/ reuse its cardboard packaging, again keeping the waste of such materials to a minimum.

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Harvest Rainwater

Because of Poppies' commitment to the environment and because of local water quality issues, (high levels of fluoride and chlorine), the decision was taken to invest in rainwater harvesting. After a lot of research, Poppies chose H2ozone as their partner in the project.

After the introduction of the filtering system and storage tank, Poppies were able to collect and harvest water which was much cleaner than other local water. This water is supplied to all taps and toilets in the café.


H2Ozone

Poppies got involved in the early Beta stages and initially only used the harvested water to supply the toilets. After two years of testing and various upgrades to the rainsafe unit, Poppies took the bold step of using the RainSafe unit to produce all its water.


Harvesting process

The rain water is collected via the roof and after an initial filtering is held in a storage tank, the water is then fed to the rain safe unit and is filtered on demand. If there is no rain the tank is filled using municipal (mains) water.  The unit can filter 50 litres per minute and can easily match the needs of the business.  H2Ozone patented Technology completely eradicates all harmful bacteria and pathogens from all water sources.


Push Taps

Poppies installed push taps in its toilets to ensure taps are not left running and wasting water.


Waste Water Process

Waste water is also filtered via the Grease trap (Big Dipper W-200-IS) to ensure oil and debris is removed before the water leaves the premises and prior to entering the system. It has the capacity to handle 1.24 litres per second.  This not only complies with FOG legislation, but it greatly helps the local water treatment facility.

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Java Republic

 Our coffee preference for Poppies is Java Republic's blend Mestizo 

'An explosion of flavour that gives way to a round and smooth taste. Featuring notes of raspberry and caramel with a clean finish'.

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Carbon Neutral

Java Republic is the first purpose-built carbon neutral roastery in the world.


In 2008 they installed their energy cabin. This is a containerised wood pellet boiler which provides all of our hot water and heating for the building. They burn 13.5 tonnes of pellets each year which provides 60kWh gas units.


Since 2011 Java Republic is a proudly Carbon Neutral company. They were the first purpose-built Carbon Neutral Roastery in the world. Every year they engage in different projects worldwide that help combat global climate change and support local communities.

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Sanity System

Covid-19 is spread by droplet infection (sneezing, touching, coughing).

The best way to avoid spreading the virus is to engage in hand washing, proper sanitary care and social distancing (3 feet).


We have implemented the Sanity System which generates a special form of oxygen, Ozone (03).

This has direct anti-viral and antibacterial properties and effectively eliminates 99.9% of microbes.


Technology has been shown to kill MRSA, SARS, MERS and Covid-19 a member of the Sars group of viruses.

We will be using our Sanity System regularly to ensure your health and wellbeing is our number one priority.

 

The Covid-19 Safety Charter for Tourism & Hospitality Businesses

Poppies are delighted to be part of this great initiative by Failte Ireland.
We passed our inspection in July 2020, the first cafe in Ireland to do so!

 

Awards

Winners of Wicklow County Council Tidy Towns 2020

In January 2020, Poppies was delighted to be awarded the winners of Wicklow County Council Environmental Business Award 2020.

We work with RainSafe (Rainwater Harvesting), Glenergy (Heat Pump), Bunzl (Recyclable Packaging), Java Republic (Carbon Neutral Coffee Roastery), Local Producers (Mic's Chilli, Mowtini Candles, Kilmurry Jam and Independant Makers of Local Honey.

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Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Award 2020

In 2020, we received Tripadvisor's Traveller's Choice Award - we are grateful for the recognition from our customers.

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Contact Us

The Square, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, A98 W2X8, Ireland

+353 1 282 88 69

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in Dun Laoghaire

Pop in and visit us at
70 Upper George's Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin
T: + 353 1 663 6871

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