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The Flying Poet Aviation Café - Coffee, Food, and Wine

An original aviation café in Kinsale, Ireland, offering top-flight coffee, exquisite toasties, and a selection of wine.

Take-off into a world of delicious flavours and high-flying coffee!

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A few reasons to visit the Flying Poet when looking for a coffee, tea, wine, or a bite to eat...
Simon Fairbrother ★★★★★ Fly 1st class in every way…Brecht Ingels ★★★★★ Super lekkere Vanilla Chai Latte gedronken. Heel gezellig interieur en terrasje. Ik was mijn gsm vergeten of verloren op hun terras en ze hadden deze mooi aan de kant gehouden. Super dikke merci!!! Brecht (Belgium)Mark Wogan ★★★★★ Great coffee and loved the cakes. Such a cool spot!Mira Tharwat Khalifa ★★★★★ Loved their ice coffee but the service is a bit slow.unclenyarlathotep ★★★★★ Lovely coffee and friendly quirky place.Alan Noake ★★★★★ Nice small coffee stop, with flying memorabilia around.Helpful staff with great coffee and good atmosphere.Janwillem Tolhoek ★★★★★ Super sfeervol en LEKKER!Vittorio Piras ★★★★★ Un locale dedicato agli aviatori, con poltroncine, dolcetti,un ambiente familiare uno stile un po' irish e un po' alternativo fanno di questo localino il posto giusto per una sosta prima di ripartire da Kinsale, molto simpatico.Adrian Penciu ★★★★★ I have every day a lovely d espresso, I am Grateful !!!🍪☕️Ilona ★★★★★ Nice atmosphere and good foodRyushin Creedon ★★★★★ Delightful, quiet café. Mocha was rich. Carrot cake was fluffy and delectable.Robert Cumming ★★★★★ 1st time visiting this cafe and I was really impressed with the service and the lovely decor. The staff were very helpful and the food was delicious.Hector Penate ★★★★★ Sitio acogedor y las tostadas ricas,ricas,ricas.Burak Öçlü ★★★★★ I don’t recommend you to use the car park at the town centre. It is only 1.5 Euro per hour. Parking on the street would be annoying as it requires discs. The place is perfect. Coffees and deserts are wonderful. I recommend the palace families with the babies as well. There is no baby changing room if it is needed.Khushee Aug ★★★★★ A small cosy coffee place just a few steps from parking lot and harbour. Aviation enthusiast with inspiring interior. Sofas and cushions perfect for a date, family chats or even to work on your computer for a different vibe. Books on shelves to borrow if you’re a reader and a few on sale too. Atmosphere is great, lovely warm welcoming staffs including ex pilot of South African Airways we had a long lovely chat with.Weronika Ryfka ★★★★★ Best café in Kinsale! ⚓️I love their matcha 🍵 and their tuna melt sandwiches are TO DIE FOR 🤤. Really kind service and amazing atmosphere for studying or for hanging out with your boyfriend 🥰🥰Mike McKenna ★★★★★ Good coffee. Nice Lemon Drizzle cafe. Really charming staff.Very interesting aviation backdrop. Lots of photographs, posters and books. Some for sale.Bill Liao ★★★★★ Very cost bookshop cafe full of locals in the knowEve Saliba ★★★★★ Nice little placekcogden ★★★★★ I had the pleasure of attending there for a wine tasting night a few evenings ago and we had a lovely night. The atmosphere is great especially for anyone interested in the history of aviation.We didn't get the sample of the actual food but I presume the canapes and hors d'oeuvres were produced by the staff there and they were very nice.Amy Lalor ★★★★★ Such a beautiful cafe with amazing interior. It’s so unique and unlike any other cafe I’ve ever been in. The people working there were so lovely and really friendly.Fergal Collins ★★★★★ Very cosy spot in Kinsale, delicious salads and toasted sandwiches. Quite reasonable too !Yes this is Fergal from Xerox!Lynda Collins ★★★★★ The coffee, Kinsale Coffee, is absolutely amazing 👌. Lovely staff, dog friendly café ❤️.William O Keefffe ★★★★★ Great spot for a sandwich and a coffee in an interesting place, that do gluten free as welljs_loader
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The Story of The Flying Poet Café

The Flying Poet, piloted by a retired airline captain and co-founder of Johannesburg’s renowned Hi-Flyerz Aviation Bar, touched down in Kinsale, Ireland in 2021.

The main mission of the Flying Poet is to promote historical Irish aviation, providing a hub for both locals and jet-setting tourists to explore the world of aviation over a cup of coffee or glass of wine. The café’s interior is a veritable air museum, with walls adorned by aviation memorabilia charting the rich history of conquering the skies.

So, why not glide in for a quality coffee, a glass of vino, and a delicious bite to eat?
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Local Flavours and Authentic Offerings

At The Flying Poet, we’re proud to support local suppliers, showcasing Kinsale’s finest flavours.

Our coffee, sourced from Kinsale Coffee, is brewed from expertly roasted beans to ensure a rich, aromatic experience in every cup. And in partnership with home-based bakery, Celebrate with Cake, we offer an ever-changing selection of fresh, small-batch delicacies that are sure to warm your heart as much as your taste buds.

As one of the few cafes in Kinsale with a wine list, The Flying Poet stands out as a prime destination to pair wines with our unique, aviation-themed atmosphere. Our menu also caters to all, with vegetarian and vegan options available.

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Upcoming Event

Kinsale Aviation Festival

16th November 2024

Promoted Book

Ireland - An Aerial Journey

By Dennis Horgan

Promoted Website

Foreign Aircraft Landings in Ireland - WW2

This website provides a source of information for family, friends and the public interested in finding out more about foreign aircraft and their crews involved in crashes or landings in and around neutral Ireland during the Second World War, 1939-1945.

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