I love this cafe. The food is amazing and never fails no matter how many times you visit it. The daily specials always sound so exciting and creative. There is a lot of time and effort put into preparing and presenting the food. The homemade desserts are fab also. The atmosphere is so warm and homely. There is always a great buzz in the cafe. I ate in cafe formenti nearly everyday while I was in college in Carlow for approx 3 years. I enjoyed going everyday. The staff are so friendly and helpful. They are real chatty and you really feel at home each time you visit. I think it is great that the chef comes out to chat with the customers whether they are regulars or just once off visitors. He has time for everyone. There is not enough words to describe how amazing this place really is. A lot of the customers are regulars and it is so refreshing to be in a place where the buzz is so happy and positive and you can see where everyone gets on. There is great music nights in it also and amazing themed nights. Again the chef Ritchie and his wife Christina put so much effort and time into making this cafe such an amazing place. You can see their love and passion in delivering amazing quality food. Keep up the good Ritchie and co. I cant priase the place and food enough.