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Cafe Serendipity

30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (30 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were over visiting family in the UK half term and had a lovely lunch here. The portions were generous and the atmosphere convivial. The best eggs benedict ever says Mo,the fish & chips were great and delicious french toast with maple syrup say the...More

Thank Steve D
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The café is near where I work and it is a wonderful spot to meet friends for lunch. I always intend trying out different dishes on the menu but invariably end up having the pear and duck salad- serious comfort food. The Staff are very...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Lovely decor and when we called we noted it was staffed by young people, the food is generally over priced, we called as a group and were left looking at our breakfast orders deciding who had won or lost the ordering lottery, two of us...More

Thank MayoKildare
Reviewed 28 October 2017

A good local cafe for breakfast - right opposite our hotel. Had nice French toast and coffee before exploring the city.

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

A great little find across the street from out hotel. Excellent breakfast for much less than the hotel charges. Nice friendly waiter. Charming evening dining room in the back. Food was awesome. Note to Cafe Serendipity … get rid of the tacky refrigerated case that...More

Thank 124C41NewEngland
Reviewed 18 October 2017

this restaurant is situated opposite the River Lee Hotel in Cork. Having been delayed for over an hour on the train journey from Dublin, we needed something quick to eat. Went in here to see if they had sandwiches but left again when I saw...More

Thank MarieNoel2014
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Dear Marie, I think it’s extremely wrong and meanspirited of you to review somewhere you haven’t actually tried and against the principle rules of TripAdvisor. You didn’t eat here so I believe this is an unfair review because you didn’t even see our sandwiches. Our...More

Reviewed 4 October 2017

We did not have to wait long. We had a lovely dinner and met some folks there from Michigan. We shared our travel experience. Service was good.

1  Thank Rowenby
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Had the full Irish breakfast (with some slight mods). Staff more than happy to make the changes, and food arrived really quickly. Very tasty breakfast, just the right amount. Cafe very relaxed and inviting. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Thetravellingeggs
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Visited for breakfast recently after being told about the restaurant. Quite busy when we arrived but menus arrived quickly and orders taken soon after. Good service and good ingredients in the full Irish. My only disappointment was the fact that everything was only lukewarm.

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This cafe is very near our B&B, near the University of Cork. When we first visited about two years ago, the outside courtyard was open, but now it's a lovely covered space and they are open for dinner, not just lunch. The menu is wonderful...More

1  Thank RichardinOhio
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Yes we do have a high Chair for Children
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Restaurant Details

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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
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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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