Buns and Stuff, Macroom

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A very interesting discovery and note from Michelle Rea:

comments: Hello John and Sally.

Just read your interesting article re. Bread in Irish Times today. You listed a few artisan bakers throughout the country, but did you know about a baker who is producing the most incredibly flavoursome bread. He is German, I believe, operates from Cobh, but supplies "Buns and Stuff", the daytime cafe in Macroom, Co. Cork.
I am a foodie and I know good food, and the food in this cafe is really something else, simple, unsophisticated food but full of flavour - it's all about flavour actually. The cafe itself is ordinary enough but the food here really outshines its surroundings. And the bread is better than Arbutus bread, and I know Artbutus bread is very good. This is better! Thought you might like to investigate this little cafe in Macroom.
Keep up the good work.
Michelle Rea

The baker is the splendid Thomas Hueneberg, whose work you can also enjoy at various markets including this Saturday's Kilavullen market at the Nano Nagle centre in North Cork, one of our favourite farmer's markets. Mr Hueneberg is a really ace baker, and features in the Bridgestone Irish Food Guide. And that's us into Buns and Stuff next time we are going through Macroom, “the town that never reared a fool”.