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Our Story

More than Great Food & Delectable Coffee

A hearty welcome to the Mute Swan Rooftop Cafe. Our coffee shop & restaurant is ideally located in a picturesque spot of gently rolling hills & pretty lakeside views in the heart of Fossa - a short five-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Killarney town. 

We are Stephen and Clodagh Dermody, a father and daughter duo from Killarney, with a long history in the hospitality industry.


Our staff are like family, and together we promise you tasty unpretentious meals, the best thoughtfully sourced coffee, and fresh home-baked goodies, always served up with the cheeriest of smiles. 

100% Fresh Ingredients

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A Few More Reasons You'll Love to

Join Us at the Mute Swan Rooftop Cafe 


We're a Dog-Friendly Coffee Shop

Stepping out for a bite to eat in Killarney and want to take your four-legged friend with you? You just got lucky. All fabulous dogs, pups, and pooches are as welcome as their humans at our dog-friendly coffee shop. We'll even go the extra mile with a special treat & a bowl of perfectly chilled water at our pro pooch cafe.


Come to Us for an All-Day Full Irish Breakfast

Looking for an all-day full Irish breakfast in Killarney but anywhere half-decent stops serving at noon? We know your pain late riser. Which is why we offer a very late full Irish right up until 3.30 pm, weekdays included. And it's no ordinary fry up either. So come in, grab a seat, and find out why we're quickly earning a reputation for the best full Irish breakfast you'll taste in Killarney. 


Outdoor Seating in an Idyllic Rooftop Setting

Can we get a hell-yeah for outdoor rooftop seating on sizzling Summer days? Spill outside to our rooftop terrace and soak up the  surroundings if you're after food with views on glorious days. Our spacious, dog-friendly rooftop terrace makes a great spot for catching up with friends, getting work done, or making eyes at your neighbour while you dine at altitude. 


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Temptation abounds...

And lest you forget -

the fare is seriously good...

Whether you're after a quality brew while you settle down with the papers, a tempting home-baked treat, or something more substantial to fuel your day, we've developed a clear eye for quality & taste, using the freshest ingredients, sourced locally. It's all-day fare worth lingering over.  

100% Fresh Ingredients
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