Limerick’s newest coffee shop ‘dream come true’ for owners

Fika Coffee, located at 15 Catherine Street opened a short three weeks ago.

Owners, Sile and Cian Murphy, said after five years of waiting their “dreams have come true”.

While they were never able to find the right time, lockdown gave them the chance to start.

“It is terrifying but, it is something we have always wanted to do, and we have been loving every minute of it.”

After months of dealing with no running water or electricity, Fika finally opened its doors on the October Bank Holiday Monday.

In progress: Fika Coffee during the building process

While they were only hoping for a “soft opening” the couple were completely taken aback by the support of locals, family and friends, as queue formed out the door. “

“We never expected anything like that first day, it was a whirlwind.”

Fika Coffee also supports all local Irish coffee roasters and suppliers.

Their main roaster is Cloud Picker, based in Dublin as well as having Bean in Dingle and West Cork Coffee.

The different coffees give people a chance to “find what they like and find something new that they love.”

Their teas also come from a supplier in Nenagh.

“We want to celebrate local Irish businesses as now that we own a business, we realise the importance of supporting local Irish businesses.”

Support Local: FIKA Coffee and their suppliers

Learning the ropes of social media has also been a new challenge for the couple.

With a following of over 1,000 after three weeks, support for this new venture can be seen in every way.

Star quality: Emma Langford has been among the customers singing Fika’s praises

With high hopes for after lockdown, Cian and Sile hope to “keep growing and expanding” and to “serve excellent coffee.”

“Hopefully when lockdown lifts more people will hear about us and come in”.

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