The Cafe at Dzogchen Beara

Enjoy tasty food and good company in the Café at Dzogchen Beara.
We’re open to the public seven days a week so do drop-in if you are in the area.

We stock books selected by senior meditation instructors.


Our friendly café manager Matt offers a warm welcome all year round. Enjoy Badger and Dodo artisan coffees or gourmet teas, with homebaked treats, fresh from our kitchen. Have a croissant after the drop-in morning meditation or a slice of cake before the afternoon Loving Kindness practice!

Delicious vegetarian lunches are available daily.

Relax and read a book or delight in the constantly changing ocean view, seated at the picture window or a terrace table.

Enjoy a walk: circumambulate Ireland’s only stupa (a sacred Buddhist monument), wander coastal meadows or rest and unwind in the meditation garden. Then take a taste of heaven with you when you leave: the shop also sells homemade jams, chutneys, relishes and traditional Irish soda bread.

Last orders for food and drink at 16:45 each day.

Garden produce

As much as possible we use organic homegrown ingredients in our cooking. Karen our gardener oversees all the landscaping at Dzogchen Beara, as well as the vegetable garden, creating feasts for the eyes and body alike.

Our Baking

Our cakes, breads, quiche and cookies are baked fresh daily by our trained chefs using local produce where possible. We can make to order and we also offer gluten-free options.

Book of the Month

The Healing Power of Meditation (edited by Andy Fraser)
This wide ranging guide brings to light the foremost information on the healing benefits of meditation, both from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and modern science, including fascinating perspectives on the mind and emotions.