Our Story


Queen of Tarts opened its doors for the first time in 1998. Sisters Regina and Yvonne Fallon trained as pastry chefs in New York City in the 1990s, returning home to Ireland to establish and run their own café. They knew what they wanted: to create a homely and welcoming space which offered the best breakfasts and weekend brunch in Dublin, the tastiest lunches – and the finest cakes, scones and brownies in the business. Not to mention, of course, the most sublime savoury and sweet tarts too!


Queen of Tarts quickly established an iconic reputation – and today, sixteen years on, it’s still flourishing. Everything is baked and prepared fresh on the premises; and Yvonne and Regina still use only the best ingredients – Lavazza coffee beans in their coffee machines, Callebaut fine Belgian chocolate in their chocolate fudge cake and muffins, and of course the freshest Bramley’s Irish apples in their apple crumbles. The home-baked buttermilk brown breads are still moist and flavoursome, the soups are lovingly made daily – and the fabulous cakes and signature tarts still draw customers from far and wide. And now, a perfectly judged wine list is another reason to drop by.


Visit Queen of Tarts on Cow’s Lane, in Dublin’s buzzing Old City, where you can relax on the outdoor terrace with a coffee or glass of wine and watch the world go by; or simply curl up inside with tea and a slice of warm plum tart. Or visit the original branch, just a step around the corner on Dame Street, facing the glorious Georgian facade of City Hall.

Welcome to Queen of Tarts... and we hope you enjoy your visit!