Loop Head Food Circle Member

Home Made Food

The finest locally sourced ingredients

Re-Opening the 16th April for Easter 2019

Discover our story

Welcome to the Pantry

The Pantry Café, Deli and Cookery School was established in 1982 by home economics teacher Imelda Bourke, and since then has earned a reputation as one of Kilkee’s best food emporia, right in the heart of town. The café is open from Easter to the end of September and offers breakfast from 9am, as well as lunch, soups, salads and sandwiches. All the menus feature local home-made produce and cater for coeliacs.
At the side leading to the beach the deli caters for all your needs with cakes to die for especially the carrot cake, fish pies, Salads and Fresh Salmon, crab and healthy food for all your parties while holidaying in Kilkee. Imelda supervises all the baking where she starts every morning at 5.30 am. The Pantry is a member of Loop head Tourism and also a member of the Loophead Food Circle.

Premium food at great prices.

Imelda's favourites

A selection of our finest offerings

Try the taste of West Clare.

Just finished my second cookery course in the Pantry yesterday. Both courses were amazing.

Gay Callaghan

The Pantry Carrot Cake is the best I've had!

Nevin Maguire

You have to try the Pantry scones!

Donal Skeehan

Cookery School

Imelda and Maureen run courses throughout the Winter for anyone with an interest in cooking. Don’t worry about your culinary skills; small groups, children's birthday parties, corporate off-site events and closet masterchefs are all welcome at an award-winning school renowned for Imelda's down-to-earth advice and encouragement.

Check out our courses, and you could soon bring a taste of the Pantry to your kitchen.


Classes to suit all

Wide range of classes including Birthday Parties and Kids classes

Experienced Teachers

Imelda and Maureen have a combined 40 years experience in the Pantry. Imelda is a former Home Economics Teacher.

Lunch Included

Each participant is invited to try the dishes prepared throughout the day with a glass of Wine

Recipe Pack

On leaving, you will be presented with a pack containing all of the days recipes and more.