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2-3 Kirwins Lane, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 567 010
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Goyas is the place to go for perfection. Their cakes are delicious and you can tell that the best ingredients go into everything they make. I always find the staff courteous and helpful and anything I have ordered from them has been special. They do a divine chocolate fudge cake and just writing about it makes me long for a... More 

Thank Roisin S
Galway, Ireland
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

wonderful cakes to take away or eat in. celebration cakes are best ever. sit in for tasty light lunch.

Thank marys1415
Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Difficult to get a table at times. But well worth a visit for those with a sweet tooth not expensive. Wonderful cakes

Thank orflaith2014
Colchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is my favourite place to go for coffeee and cake in Galway City. It also does great light lunch. The celebration cakes are amazing. Even if you have to wait for a table it's well worth it.

Thank mglrowan
Emer M, Owner at Goyas, responded to this review

Hi mglrowan, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of Goyas. To appreciate the fact that sometimes you have to wait for a table is both gracious but shows you understand the quality of our work...as others do...Thank you And we all wish you a Happy New Year and a return visit to us soon,... More 

Galway, Ireland
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Goyas was always a great place for a treat, a lovely relaxed light blue atmosphere, with good coffee and great service. The scones were fantastically good, and the lunchtime menu - quiche, salad, club sandwiches - always satisfactory. And the staff were very obliging and pleasant. And even when they lost the run of themselves during the Celtic Tiger charging... More 

Thank CC196080
Emer M, Owner at Goyas, responded to this review

Dear 196080, First of all, my apologies for the delay with replying to your review. I can understand your disappointment with your visit to goyas on the 20th, however it was unfortunate timing, as we had had a very busy day ...it was Christmas week,...and the floor team had obviously let their focus slip during your visit...I can only apologise... More 

Malverne, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A fellow shop keeper recommended Goya, and we were so pleased to have followed her advice. Charming and delicious, we not only ate there, we purchased various delicious items to enjoy back at our hotel. Thanks for making another delicious memory in beautiful Galway.

Thank links5000
Emer M, Owner at Goyas, responded to this review

Hi Links5000, Thank you for your lovely review...It is very important when a fellow shopowner kindly thats the time to give Goyas a referral, that we live up to their kindness...It seems we did !! Here's to you next visit to Galway..... More 

Galway, Ireland
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Me and my sister visited yesterday for coffee and cakes and we were so happy with everything, the lemon meringue pie is amazing, as is the chocolate mousse gateaux! Our waitress was really friendly and chatty, and even brought out frothed milk instead of regular for the americano which I thought was a lovely touch!

Thank Jacqui_Howie
Emer M, Owner at Goyas, responded to this review

Thank you Jacqui _Howie, We are always thrilled when we read a lovely review....It means a lot to us when clients appreciate and enjoy the little things about Goyas that makes us a little bit different.......The hot milk for our coffee for example !!! We look forward to seeing you again soon.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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213 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Had had the cakes many times which are amazing. Recently we stopped in for veg soup & brown bread at lunch time and it was very tasty.

Thank Eire-ette
Emer M, Owner at Goyas, responded to this review

Hi Eire-ette, Thank you for your review, I am particularly delighted that you enjoyed your lunch as the cakes and treats are what people know us for but we do light lunch as well which we are also very proud of !!...Thank you again...E. More 

Rye, New Hampshire
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825 reviews
528 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Goya's was my favorite bakery in Galway and probably in the whole county. Their sweet cream tarts are heaven!! I ate it at one of the outside tables while watching some inebriated guy loudly and incessantly bang a tin garbage can while 'accompanying' a nearby street musician. It was fascinating and very funny -- he was banging in perfect rhythm... More 

Thank NHjo
Cologne, Germany
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Through the manager at Kirwan's Lane I found out about Goya's bakery who make a totally short notice birthday cake for my husband with light broken meringue and fruit sponge, the perfect complement to our fish dinner. Emer was amazingly accommodating, efficient and after seeing the wedding cakes she was making the same evening a true artist. Lovely, friendly people... More 

Thank Villyskis

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-3 Kirwins Lane, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 567 010

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