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Cafe Serendipity

#28 of 502 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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Today
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Sun 08:00 - 16:30
Tue - Wed 08:00 - 16:30
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We received a very warm welcome as we entered and this remained throughout our visit. We hadn't booked but despite being busy we were quickly seated and served with drinks. The menu offered a small and varied choice of dishes to suit all. I opted for the vegetarian cep pasta and it was off the scale. Goats cheese, mushrooms, asparagus,... More 

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1 Thank 58dr
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for your kind comments, I will pass them to our Team who work hard to make it happen Aideen Cafe Serendipity More 

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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was staying across the road and received a poor breakfast, so decided to try this little place. Fantastic breakfast, very fresh, well presented and all for much less cost than hotels seem to charge. If you are staying anywhere UCC, go room only with your hotel and grab breakfast here- so much better!

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1 Thank sui_generis_man
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to compliment what we do. I will be passing on your positive review to our staff, who work hard to make it happen Aideen Cafe Serendipity More 

Cork
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed eggs Benedict beautifully cooked and presented. My friend had the pancakes - excellent. Will be back staff were very friendly and courteous hope to return for dinner soon.

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Thank CorkFriends
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Thanks. So glad you enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you again in the Cafe. Aideen Cafe Serendipity More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful spot! The food was fantastic. I had the salmon eggs benedict, something I try everywhere, and this was one of the best. My boyfriend had the full Irish breakfast, orange juice was included and tasted like it was freshly made. The staff were friendly and hard working. The interior was cute and stylish. We sat in the back where... More 

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Thank Joslyn B
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a positive review . I will pass your kind words on to our team. Aideen Cafe Serendipity More 

Bray, Ireland
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on our way to UCC -University College Cork , we spotted this café from across the road and the outside looked interesting once inside it was clear it was something different so we ordered lunch i had a ' half N half ' which was a sandwich and soup very very tasty the staff i think were French... More 

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Thank tonyclarkeperforms
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Hi Tony, Delighted you enjoyed your visit and I will be sure to pass on your kind comments to our staff. Aideen Cafe Serendipity More 

London
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to pop into for a quick bite. Had breakfast here, tasty scrabbled eggs and homemade soda bread toasted. Quick service which was great and very efficient staff. Place seemed pretty busy too.

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Thank KEV1985
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Our Staff do work hard. Thanks for noticing Glad you enjoyed your visit Aideen Cafe Serendipity More 

Cork, Ireland
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A calm cozy environment, with tasty food, friendly stuff and an amazing lavender cream brule, that would love to have every evening.

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Thank Lila Z
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Aideen Cafe Setendipity More 

Limerick, Ireland
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been in this cafe on two occasions recently and can recommend it. Both visits were after business meetings and we went to relax and have something small to eat. The atmosphere is wonderful, it is well decorated and the light flows through it from front to an open air space at the back. The menu is good and... More 

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Thank Paul O
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words Paul. I'll be sure to pass them on to our Team who work hard to make it all happen. Aideen Cafe Serendipity 021-2410466 More 

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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great for breakfast or brunch, their covered cozy backyard garden is a delight. Perfect place to eat something by UCC if you are tourists visiting, just coffee and scones or beautiful eggs benedict or florentine.

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Thank Avidya
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by. We're really happy you enjoyed. We serve dinner from 6pm Thurs-Sat also. Aideen Cafe Serendipity More 

dacca
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Can't recommend Cork as a destination enough. Stayed at excellent River Lee hotel and used lovely Serendipity for breakfast. Great local food served by charming staff.

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Thank Rich S
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this review

Delighted you enjoyed Aideen Cafe Serendipity More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:30
Thursday
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 241 0466
Description
Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Thursday to Saturday. All Day Breakfast and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We are a modern Cafe on the Western Road in Cork City Opp River Lee Hotel. We serve Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. Morning Coffee and treats and Afternoon Tea and Treats. Scones served with Jam and Cream. All made for you, by us in our Kitchen at Serendipity."Fresh Homemade Food" Call in to see us anytime.

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