November 10, 2003
I was out on the town with a date and it started to rain heavily, so we ran into this place for the first time, and we've been going there on a weekly and sometimes daily basis since! The decor as you enter is based on a tribal theme (obviously!), and the seating is quite comfortable. After ordering two cafe mochas (which were really beautiful and quite cheap), we headed towards the rear of the shop, as there was no room up front. I was honestly amazed at the layout. It's a little room which could accommodate around 20 people, and it has a Buddhist theme. The walls have curved corners with a rough finish, and the colours are beautiful. The seating is extremly comfortable, and religious paintings adorn the walls.
The best thing about Tribes is the open fireplace, which, on a cold winter night, you will find it very hard to tear yourself away from! This place is very rarely crowded, and stays open until 3am except on Sundays. They close all day Sunday.
The food here also is just divine, the staff are very friendly, and the premises is flawlessly clean. I would recommend anyone willing to listen, to spend a little time here. It's just so romantic and relaxed, I can't wait to go back!
From journal Night Life in Cork, the LowDown