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Welcome to Face²

Updated: Apr 30, 2020

Welcome to Face² and welcome to our community space, we are delighted to have you!

We want to start this space by giving you our backstory.

Without further ado, let's dive in; Cakeface Patisserie is the brainchild of pastry chef duo Laura and Rory Gannon.

As a chemical engineer with a business masters you would hardly expect becoming a pastry chef was on the cards for Rory, however his love for food lead him to Ballymaloe Cookery School. After leaving her previous life in property, Laura headed to Ballymaloe Cookery School to learn the foundations of Irish cookery under Darina Allen. So, Ballymaloe served as the backdrop to the beginning of a relation for the dynamic duo.

From here, the pair moved to France to learn the Pâtissier’s art from the experts spending two intense years working in pastry kitchens in awarding winning fine dining restaurants and hotels. They then moved to London to add innovations and finesse to their skill set. Working in fine dinning, Michelin and five star establishments, notably The Savoy and The Connacht, Laura moved quickly up the ranks to be in charge of a team of chefs, producing beautifully creative desserts pastries and cakes.

From day one the couple always wanted to come home and create something unique, quirky and unexpected leading to the creation of Cakeface Patisserie.

Cakeface Patisserie has gone from strength to strength and is a popular destination settled in the heart of Irishtown. Rory and Laura wanted to further expand their business to bring high quality breakfast, lunch and brunch to Kilkenny.

Thus Face² was born. A cool, bright and funky space that offers brunch with a twist and an elevated coffee experience. Given it's location in the center of town, Face2 Kilkenny is perfect for grab n' go or sit in dining.

We would love to hear about you experience with us, if you have any pictures, please share with us on social media.

Once again, welcome and stay safe folks.

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