from small beginnings
of selling tea, coffee, lunches and home baking, the Primrose food experience has taken on a life of its own.
Primrose as a business started late 2011 when we started looking for premises that suited our ideas. We actually didn’t view too many maybe 2 or 3 before we stumbled upon 15 Carlisle Road by a chance conversation with the late Martin McCrossan, he told us it was laying empty for a number of years and had previously traded as Cafe Monroe for about 20 years. So from that we met up with the owners to view it and although in need of a lot of tlc we immediately found it perfect for what we envisaged.
From small beginnings of selling tea, coffee, lunches and home baking, the Primrose food experience has taken on a life of its own. Indeed, the café has grown so quickly with the development of Primrose Secret Garden, Primrose Pantry, Primrose Bakery, Primrose Events, which is just the start of things to come. Within 4 years as owners and foodies, Ciaran and Melanie have achieved so much but are ambitious to develop this success much further with more plans to expand and build the Primrose brand.
detail is everything
Detail is everything to us as and this is represented in everything from the Vintage style that runs throughout all the departments of our business, cafe, food, service, menu, tableware, uniforms to the food displays. From day one our vision for Primrose was and still is to provide our town with the freshest homemade food from scratch using the finest ingredients sourced locally. Additionally we have a strong focus on customer service and believe that every single customer is the most important part of our business.
Butcher all my life and have two butcher shops also with my father. Breslins Family Butchers was established 10 years ago and is key to Primrose success as we are able to ensure the best produce available at the best prices for our restaurants.
Hairdresser for 20 years and home baking all her life coming from a rural household with both mum and granny keen bakers, the traditional recipes have been handed down through those generations. In need of a career change and always being a keen home baker Melanie decided sharing those fantastic recipes with the public and this was the only thing she wanted to do, so Primrose was born.