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Pura Vida

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Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
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United Kingdom
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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Chipped my tooth on hidden medal spoon & 20 mins 4 two coffees! Really what else is there to say? Rubbish. See the photo.

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2 Thank Dinlos
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We went here for a break and to wait for a friend to catch up with us. It may not look much but the service is great the range of food, drinks and juices was great. Our grandsons thought it marvellous that they could have a game of chess while they were waiting too. No-one rushed you to finish and... More 

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Thank Gill M
Costa Rica
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The owner and the employees were incredibly nice and helpful. Great breakfasts all day and very welcoming. A must visit.

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Thank Joe D
County Meath, Ireland
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I got breakfast in this restaurant, great variety and good value for money, quirky decor, friendly staff.

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Thank Breeda D
New Mexico
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Located just steps away from Jurys Inn, this turned out to be our favorite breakfast stop for the two mornings we spent in Galway. There is a laid back, cozy eating area inside upstairs, if eating outside is not agreeable. They offer full breakfast options, including delicious pancakes and French toast, including fruit and yogurt, and of course fresh orange... More 

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Thank Ariagne
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Two of us went here for a hot drink Sunday morning, and we wish we didn't. I would not even give this place 1 star as it was rotten. The coffee was so strong I could feel hairs growing on my chest , the worst coffee I have ever tasted. My sister got a stale pastry. Galway has loads of... More 

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Thank Siobhan C
Midlands ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Ordered tea and a juice. No grapefruit as described on the menu for juice !!! Asked for ice for juice , they didn't have any. Tea served in chipped cup. Nowhere to put used teabag...only on the table. Don't think we'll be stopping here again !

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Thank Lusmagh1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

A lovely place for breakfast and a cup of tea/coffee/smoothies... friendly staff :) delicious food, beautiful decoration, cute mugs

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Thank Christoph W
Rome, Italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I ask for french toast, pain chocolat, cappuccino and americano coffee. The girl who received the order wrote it in two separate notes (i suppose one for the bar and one for the kitchen). After 15 minutes they bring us the french toast and i ask news about the missing coffee and etc. after 5 minutes I ask again to... More 

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1 Thank wallive
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday morning at 11am for breakfast. We went inside and sat upstairs. No one came up to serve for 10 mins so I had to ask if we had to order at the till or if someone came to us. Someone came after another 5 mins and we ordered our food. Food was tasty but we didn't... More 

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Thank Chris R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quay Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?