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Cafe Serendipity

30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (28 reviews)
“french toast” (12 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 6 November 2016 via mobile

A great choice if staying at The River Lee Hotel, as it is just a few steps away. I chose it because of the great reviews, and I wasn't disappointed . We went for dinner on Friday night and a brunch on Sunday. Each time...More

2  Thank Mike741776 .
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went to this restaurant last Saturday night 29/9/16, the Jazz weekend in Cork. We had a 4 course meal for €30pp & it was amazing. The food was beautifully cooked & presented. The staff were very efficient, attentive & informative. I had a smoked chicken...More

1  Thank clare936
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Delighted you enjoyed Aideen

Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food was very good: I had a delicious spinach&salmon salad. Service was friendly and efficient. Good coffee and all around a good place to relax and enjoy food and conversation.

2  Thank Karin B
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great service and food, really nice atmosphere too will definitely visit again! Eggs benedict and full Irish breakfast were fab

2  Thank Roguereview
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Super friendly staff. Had a wonderful breakfast and enjoyed our time. Cute little restaurant in a nice location.

1  Thank Peterlovestrave
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This place has changed. The French have taken it over. It is not, however, a French restaurant. In keeping with their clientele they have a varied menu but the people here know food and Charles, particularly, knows wine. We were lucky that we were the...More

2  Thank iandsmith
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped twice for a large flat white while walking. Great coffee with friendly service! They also serve breakfast and lunch. Recommend!

1  Thank Kinosao
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Stopped for lunch. Found the wait staff very professional. It was a very nice way to spend lunch time in Cork

1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We were staying in a nearby hotel but decided against the breakfast in the hotel and went to Serendipity instead - we were not disappointed We had the breakfast on both the Saturday and Sunday mornings - each time service was second to none, staff...More

2  Thank paul g
Reviewed 4 October 2016

We went to Serendipity for brunch on several occasions and we enjoyed it every time. The food is good quality and well presented and the staff is very friendly.

3  Thank Luciana_HM
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26 June 2017|
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Response from Aideen C | Property representative |
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
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Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
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18:00 - 21:30
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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
  • E-mail
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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