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The Hungry Monk Cafe

Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
+353 85 116 1143
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (99 reviews)
“scones” (45 reviews)
“salad” (40 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

Had a wonderful lunch-fresh sandwiches in a comfy atmosphere. The owners were very friendly. They offered suggestions on sites to see on the Connemara loop and recommended lodging in Ballyconneely.

Thank tigerauntc
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Peeking in, you won’t expect much, but you sure will be rewarded for trying it anyway! Owners and staff are friendly. Small space, so small menu, but there’s nothing bad on it. And the “salad of lovely things” is exactly that. We ate it several...More

Thank CelticTravelers
Reviewed 13 November 2017

We visited here on Saturday November 4th and were delighted to get a table just inside the door. Usually when I go to a cafe, I can usually pick one item that I'd like. I went up to the counter and each and every cake...More

1  Thank tkblazer
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Great tea and scones .... A popular wee spot for locals and visitors to Cong. Lots of Americans floating around and about looking like John Wayne and Maureen O'Harra 😁

Thank David J
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Local produce and super food. Very friendly and hospitable owner and staff. Highly recommend for a visit.

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were so glad that we chose The Hungry Monk for lunch during our drive around Galway and Mayo. The special the three of us chose was as good as it sounded and we were highly impressed with the cakes too. The jaffa cake one...More

Thank Sierraneil
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Cong is a lovely Irish town that was the site of the classic Quiet Man movie. Just around the corner from the Quiet Man museum and gift shop is The Hungry Monk, a small cafe. We just has capachino and pastry, but you can get...More

Thank hus4154
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely light lunch and a break from the incessant rain. I can highly recommend the tomato soup...excellent! As was the Smoked salmon salad... The welcome was warm and three service excellent....

Thank benrichcurtis
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Walked over to this small restaurant from Ashford Castle and was impressed by the tasty food and wonderful people (owners?) that served us and could not have been any nicer. Fresh baked breads, great salads and soups!

Thank Roger R
Reviewed 12 October 2017

My husband considers himself an expert on apple pie, but had given up finding a decent pie in Europe. He tried the cobbler here and declared it the best ever- he’s now a cobbler convert. Soup and sandwiches were very good- nice cozy atmosphere with...More

Thank mamusia
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Diane E
22 September 2017|
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Response from Blueeyesdv | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know.
Frank A
21 March 2015|
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Response from HungryMonk20142014 | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for your query. You can just show up or just to be sure of a table, pop in to us just before your tour. We are a couple of doors down from the museum.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: +353 85 116 1143
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