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The Bay Cafe

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Dock Road, Dunmore East, Ireland
+353 51 383 900
09:00 - 17:30
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Sat 09:00 - 05:30
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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152 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have had breakfast and lunch there and both were great. Lunch was especially good--seafood sandwich, mmm! And there is homemade carrot cake to die for!!

Thank SFNM28
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Really enjoyed breakfast there. Good value for money, wonderful warm brown bread, fresh eggs, delicious bacon. As we were there soon after they opened in the morning, the owner came over and chatted with us; felt like home only I didn't have to cook!

Thank Valerie A
Barcelona, Spain
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81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot for a morning coffee, whether sitting inside or outside, with a gorgeous view of the bay. Just had a ciffe, which was good and a nice atmosphere.

Thank GabbyHearne
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We often go to the bay as a treat. Lovely family run cafe over looking the harbour. Couldn't ever fault the staff, they are all so friendly. But the food... YUM! The pate and seafood chowder is to die for, Nothing nicer than sitting out the front during the summer.

1 Thank Rebecca K
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Had the pleasure of staying in Dunmore East for a few days with the missus and the toddler. I don't normally write reviews but the bay cafe deserves one. Really friendly staff every time we went there. The food was excellent and the view is hard to beat. Highly recommend the chowder. We ended up having breakfast there most mornings,... More 

1 Thank charlie m
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

To start with the entering greeting same as other reviews....there wa none! walked in and said hello to perhaps get one in return, instead was "greeted" by some slob looking yoke slouched leaning over the "salad" bar. By "salad" bar i mean out of date (most likely lidl bought mixes). Not even an acknowledgement of our presence until the young... More 

4 Thank Anthony D
County Cork, Ireland
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We were staying in Dunmore east and had just come back from the cliff walk. On spotting the cafe I decided a coffee was called for. We sat outside at one of their tables and relaxed with a read of the papers. Every table was busy with people coming and going constantly. A popular spot. When we come back we... More 

Thank Martin W
Olympic Peninsula, WA
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a great place to go for breakfast or lunch when visiting Dunmore East. The food is delicious, freshly-prepared in-house, and served hot, quick and friendly! Great view of the harbor and the bay. Watch out for the seagulls if you sit outside, they are famous for snagging your rashers!

Thank adavisirl
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

A great cafe with a fabulous view of the harbour, perfect for a tasty snack and a coffee. The breakfast is a must before heading out for the day. The staff are friendly and helpful. Always enjoyed my visits here.

Thank Clare B
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Nice little cafe in the middle of Dunmore. I ordered the salmon avocado and creamed cheese panini. The salmon was out of date and had a horrible taste. The plate was full of large amounts of salads which I thought was very excessive and ruined the portion. Friendly staff and prices but food was disappointing.

Thank fadelk374

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, Seafood, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dock Road, Dunmore East, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Dunmore East
  • Phone Number: +353 51 383 900

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