*Frantically types "one oat flat white, please" into Google Translate*.
If you've been looking for a way to implement the aul cúpla focail into your daily vernacular, a trip to this Galway cafe could be in order.
Independent cafe (or Caife neamhsplách) Plámás are encouraging customers to order their daily brew through Irish - they even have the phrase written on the wall and spelled out phonetically below if you're nervous you won't get it right! It's giving Ross Gellar's guide to the Met Museum for Joey.
Above the coffee machine you'll see a helpful guide for ordering in Irish (ordaigh as gaeilge) - all you need to do is insert your favourite coffee.
You'll also get a 10c discount for ordering as gaeilge, so you're laughing all the way to the bank.
Plámás also regularly offer free coffees to whoever correctly translates their weekly seanfhocal, displayed in their shop window.
Plámás have been open since September 2021 and are a great addition to Galway's thriving speciality coffee scene, serving up locally roasted coffee from Geometry Roasters along with freshly baked treats, matcha and kombucha.
You'll find them in the heart of Galway's Westend on Dominick Street Upper, and they're open Monday - Saturday: 8am - 5pm, Sunday: 10am - 4pm.
Header image via Instagram/plamasgalway