Sharon announcing the launch of MUSE with KCLR Radio,  listen to the show


Welcome to MUSE coffee + food, our bright, relaxing café and stunning garden courtyard, an oasis in the heart of Kilkenny city. We are located in the beautiful new home of the Butler Gallery,  in the newly renovated Evans’ Home, John’s Quay, at the center of Kilkenny’s Cultural Quarter. 

Enjoy our delicious, oozy toasties and fresh sandwiches, homemade cakes, tarts and our specialty coffee all available for take away.

Stay awhile and explore the Gallery’s magnificent collection of 19th and 20th century Irish art and visiting exhibitions or enjoy lunch and a glass of wine with friends in our beautiful walled gardens overlooking St. John’s Priory.

Serving brunch at weekends. Families and children are always welcome! Special kids menu for our younger visitors.

Open Gallery hours 

Tuesdays to Saturdays 10 – 5, Thursday 10 – 8,  Sundays 11 – 5

Please Note: Your safety and well being are our priority, we have adopted recommended safety protocols and implemented spaced seating in our bright, airy café and large outdoor seating area in our walled gardens.
Our seating respects social distancing allowing you to safely spend time with your favourite people.


You can Order + Collect  your delicious homemade lunch and piping hot coffee from MUSE coffee + food.

We know lunch time is precious. Whether you are carrying out or staying to chat and enjoy the view in our beautiful garden courtyard overlooking St. John’s Priory, you can make your selection from our tasty lunch menu online and we will have your lunch ready for collection at your chosen time.

If you are joining a Guided Tour of the Gallery, you can order your food + coffee for collection at the end of the tour and we’ll have everything waiting for you!

Details coming soon.

Get in touch with us!