Celbridge cafe in the running for Ireland’s best scone

A popular cafe in Celbridge has been shortlisted in a competition for the best scone in Ireland.

A popular cafe in Celbridge has been shortlisted in a competition for the best scone in Ireland.

Halo cafe, beside Tesco, has been shortlisted by Goodalls of Ireland in their ‘Best Scone Search’. Clare Black of Halo told the Leinster Leader she was delighted with the news.

“It’s great. We’re delighted with it!”

The recipe for the scone, she explained, is her mother’s. “It’s closely guarded and there isn’t a hope in hell that I can tell you what’s in it,” she said. “All I can tell, is that there’s flour in them. That’s all.

“If we win, there’ll be free scones,” she announced.

Halo Cafe also well known for their own brown bread. “In fact most of what we do is homemade,” Ms. Black explained. “We’re not generic. People come here for that. We also do a lot of outside catering. We’ve been here three years and weathered the recession.”

She was particularly pleased that it was the cafe’s customers who nominated them for the national award.

Halo Café is included in a list of 12 cafes and bakeries around the country battling it out for the chance to win the €1,000 prize fund, and more importantly the coveted title of ‘Best Scone of Ireland’!

The scones are baked fresh seven days a week in Celbridge’s Halo Café with its most popular Fruit scone also on offer with a Plain White and a Wholemeal version.