GROW HQ is an award-wining café and organic garden in Waterford City, and a working model of a sustainable food system. It is a place where there are no barriers between where food is grown, cooked and eaten.

The Full HQ Breakfast dish from GROW HQ

Opening Hours

GROW HQ is now open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm, so you can enjoy HQ everyday.

The HQ Food Truck is also open 7 days a week, from 10am-3pm. 

For bookings, call (051) 584 422 

Zero Waste Cafe

Our award-winning zero waste café serves local, organic, seasonal food. The fresh produce grown at GROW HQ is complimented by the finest local meat, poultry, fish and cheese. When using our homegrown food, the distance from plot to plate is 112 steps (yes, we’ve counted!). The garden team grow it, the kitchen team cook it, and our customers eat it.

As a zero waste cafe, Head of Food, JB Dubois, creatively reuses any edible food waste, turning carrot and parsnip skins into crisps, and leftover bits of sourdough bread into a tasty loaf of ‘bread-bread’ (so good, we named it twice). Any food waste that is generated is added to our on-site composting system. The resulting highly nutritious compost is added to the soil in our gardens to help our vegetables and fruit grow. It’s one big circular system.

Exterior of GROW HQ orange food truck

HQ Food Truck

Good news, you can also enjoy HQ grub on the go!

Visit our bright orange food truck that’s parked up just outside the main site at GROW HQ on the Outer Ring Road (only a short walk from University Hospital Waterford).

Our food truck offers a variety of seasonal takeaway food, such as soup, sandwiches, sweet treats, plus daily specials. We also have a selection of coffees, teas, organic apple and orange juices, along with our homemade kombucha available.

While you’re visiting our food truck, you can take a stroll around our organic gardens. And if you’re not in too much of a rush, you can perch on one of the benches dotted around the grounds, or relax under one of the covered seating areas to enjoy your food truck purchases.

Pizza box with raw ingredients

HQ Catering

Now available from our Click and Collect site (scroll to top), get the whole team, family or gang together!

It’s the perfect way to bring the fresh and seasonal goodness of HQ into your life. Browse the menu for breakfast and lunch dishes to enjoy at work or at home. Order a platter serving up to 12 people!

Try the HQ Pizza Kit. Full of fresh ingredients, it’s a great way to add some fun to meetings or Friday nights at home. Made fresh daily using seasonal ingredients and Biasol 0-waste flour, it’s guaranteed fun with delicious results!

outdoor evening dining event at GROW HQ

HQ Evening Events

If you like GROW HQ, just wait until you see it at night…

Book into a Supper Club and experience the best of the season’s produce through a magical 3 course meal on the terrace at GROW HQ cooked by Head Chef JB Dubois. Enjoy a garden cocktail on arrival and prepare to feast on a delicious mezze of the garden harvest where you will be surrounded by the beds and tunnels it all came from.

HQ is available for private dining events of 20-40 people and there is no better place to be in Waterford this summer…

Call HQ for private bookings or visit the website to grab a spot at our next public evening event!

The HQ Shop

Shop for all you need to grow, cook and eat in our retail shop at GROW HQ. Don’t worry if you can’t get to HQ in person, as a number of our products are available to purchase online.

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