New coffee shop to open in city centre

Guji Coffee Bar on O'Connell Street, Photo: Twitter.

THE CITY centre is set to get a new coffee shop this June bank holiday weekend.

Guji Coffee Bar will occupy the former Timberland store on O’Connell Street, which has been empty since June 2022.

The man behind the project is Alan Andrews, owner of the Old Barracks Coffee Roastery, which has a pop-up location on the Dock Road in Limerick City and a permanent base in Birdhill, County Tipperary.

It will be Guji’s second premises after its store in Cork’s Marina Market.

The O’Connell Street store will serve coffee from the Old Barracks, which will focus on using beans from the current season’s harvest.

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Guji will serve at least three blends of coffee, including a specialty coffee from South or Central America, and ‘Dikitu’ from the Guji Zone in Ethiopia – the blend from which the store takes its name.

The cafe will also serve decaf coffee, brewed using sparkling water.

The store are currently recruiting staff for the O’Connell Street store, including a store manager, pastry chef, and baristas.

During the store’s fit out, Guji are supporting local with their countertops which are made and fabricated by MFS Group, a Limerick-based fabrications company.