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Avoca Cafe

Malahide Castle, Malahide, Ireland
+353 1 893 1900
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (37 reviews)
“salad” (62 reviews)
“quiche” (13 reviews)
Open Now
9:30 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Malahide Castle, Malahide, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I like it at Avoca, because although there are cheaper places in Malahide, the sheer size of Avoca means you can order a pot of tea and a scone and stay chatting with a friend, or reading the paper/tablet for as long as you want....More

Thank Paula D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love to come early for breakfast- pancakes with berries cream and the full Irish with giant sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, rocket, chutney with toast are our favourite - at the weekends it's quite busy ! Nice selection of cakes, salads lunches available

Thank Gerrirish
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometime ago I wrote a review saying how good the food and team was in Avoca at the same time asking the management to look at the long queues that was off putting.We decided to give the restaurant another chance and was greatly surprised to...More

Thank Paul Anthony O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was so good that we ate there for breakfast one day and lunch the next. Enjoy the oatmeal and the scones. Delicious! They also make great coffee.

1  Thank alawyer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For people reading this, take it from me as a local person that there are far better places to have lunch in Malahide then Avoca. I cannot for the life of me understand why this place is popular. If you like queuing up for overpriced...More

Thank tarzangav
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We knew it would be busy (Christmas period) but thought we'd give it a go. They had an excellent system where they would let us Q for food when there was a table for us and we could leave our coats on the chairs. It...More

1  Thank Curlyann70
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has become too popular. It has great food,service,friendly staff but chose your time well. We ended up waiting too long and went for takeaway coffees instead. It was during the run up to Christmas. Malahide castle is very popular at all times but...More

Thank seamusmurphy
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Went to the Cafe after a walk around the Castle Grounds. At 1st glance it was extremely busy but the staff are all so efficient and professional that we were tucking in to piping hot coffee and gorgeous chocolate cheesecake in a couple of minutes....More

1  Thank densheer
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

I have visited avoca many times for lunch, Every time I am impressed at how the staff operate in a very busy restaurant , Extremely child friendly , so helpful , go to any lengths to accommodate your needs. Fantastic food , excellent service !...More

1  Thank eleanor m
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I recently was out walking with my baby on the ground of Malahide castle , popped into Avoca to order some breakfast after . When I got to the till to pay I started to frantically look for my bank card. , I realised with...More

1  Thank Lisado
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Questions & Answers
11 April 2016|
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Response from DUB-travel-lover | Reviewed this property |
If it's a special occasion do call in before or phone ahead as they do sometimes reserve tables depending on the time of day. Always worth checking with them! Orla is one of the managers at the moment.
25 September 2015|
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Response from DUB-travel-lover | Reviewed this property |
They always have a few coeliac options, one soup is always coeliac friendly and they generally can make up any sandwiches on gluten free bread. They have lots of cakes and sweet treats for coeliacs too! Just ask the staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Malahide Castle, Malahide, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Malahide
  • Phone Number: +353 1 893 1900
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