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Main Street | Co. Cork, Ballydehob P81 HP92, Ireland
+353 28 25842
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“cakes” (13 reviews)
“soup” (7 reviews)
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Irish, European, International, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Main Street | Co. Cork, Ballydehob P81 HP92, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the perfect place for healthy food, including veggie. The decor is a bit bohemian, and that suits the food particularly well.

Thank Bob D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quirky decoration friendly staff laid back and super efficient .Exceptional food with lots of fantastic veggie and salad options .Very fair prices for exceptional quality . Busy atmosphere great coffee to keep everyone energised .Though they don’t need your business just go cause that’s all...More

Thank dinnydom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Buds is simply the best. This was my second time having lunch here. On both occasions the food and service were excellent.

Thank ballinora4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this café. The guy making coffee was welcoming and very eager to please. Guardian newspaper and Irish Times available. Great looking bakes on offer. Sit outside to take in the chilled hippy vibe so prevalent here. The brunch menu is seductive. Saw a local...More

Thank bogland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had high expectations after seeing the good reviews, these expectations were totally fulfilled. Friendly staff and a chef that goes all the way to create delicious works of art. Thank you chef!! Beautifully decorated plates that make you feel you’re in a Michelin restaurant!...More

1  Thank bfattal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute wholesome cafe restaurant on Main Street Ballydehob. Free Wi-Fi, fast friendly service with a smile, vintage quirky decor and food that is just right. What more could you want?

1  Thank MarOReilly
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The service here is fantastic. Staff were super friendly. The food was delicious, I had the soup with homemade bread & gorgeous seaweed butter. 5*

1  Thank Pholpheist
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Managed to be in charming village of Ballydehob, convinced to stay for music in local pubs for the evening so had lunch and dinner. Food all locally sourced and beautifully presented. Service excellent and personable, felt like a local.

1  Thank drb8611
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We went to Budds last night for dinner with our two boys. The food is amazing, everything from the starter to the dessert was delicious. We are staying locally for the week and will definitely be back! Thanks for a wonderful dinner guys!

1  Thank cinty12
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent cafe/restaurant in Ballydehob. Fresh organic home cooking at its best. A wonderful addition to West Cork. Go there.

1  Thank dermotpbreen
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Co. Cork, Ballydehob P81 HP92, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Ballydehob
  • Phone Number: +353 28 25842
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In the heart of west cork on the wild Atlantic way Budds Ballydehob are here to offer you good food made with love. Our young team are here to welcome you into the restaurant to relax, observe your senses, smell, taste, look, listen. We want to take people on a culinary adventure, Our philosophy First and foremost we want to prepare good quality food and drinks made with love using the freshest local seasonal produce be it wild or produced, foraged or bought, raw or cooked, In addition to this we want to incorporate as many of the so called super foods as possible and to create menus that are tasty and healthy. We also want to cater for anyone and everyone no matter what your dietary requirements and our prices will reflect this also. Sustainability is also an integral part of our philosophy and we take great care to ensure that the meat, fish, veg, coffee, poultry & dairy are sourced from small independent farms or local fishermen. We care a great deal about this and believe that the people eating these should do to. We are extremely fortunate to live in this part of the world with so many great local producers of food, arts & crafts. We will work harmoniously together to offer you something which we hope you will find both unique yet comforting in body and soul. We serve breakfast on Weekends only, lunch everyday and dinner Wednesday to Sunday. We look forward to meeting you.
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