The Happy Pear is a popular vegetarian cafe and grocery in Greystones.
The Happy Pear epitomises the recent transformation of Greystones into a haven for foodies. Emerging from the ashes of a fruit and veg business on the same site, this “natural food market” specialises in fruit smoothies and organic, local produce.
The cafe serves up delicous vegetarian food, made fresh onsite. There are daily dishes, soups, coffees and a particularly excellent hot chocolate. Lunches and brunches here are particularly loved by vegetarians, coeliacs and those sensitive to dairy products.
The grocery next door has both organic and non-organic produce (nicely separated from each other). It sources its fruit, vegetables and other products from local, as well as national and international producers.
The success of the Happy Pear cafe and shop has spawned several spin-off enterprises:
- Event catering »
- A cholesterol lowering vegetarian diet programme »
- An affiliated sprout and vegetable growing business »
- An online shop »
Stephen & David Flynn are the twin brothers behind the various Happy Pear enterprises. These guys grew up down the road from their business and employ a cohort of smiley local staff.
The business occupies a two storey buildling on Church Road (basically at the top of Greystones Main Street). Access by DART and bus is easy. There’s outdoor seating but the indoor seating is not wheelchair accessible.
The Happy Pear is very much on top of its online game: the shop has an excellent website, with online ordering, a regularly updated blog, recipe ideas, as well as links to all the usual social media accounts.