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Cafe, Irish
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Reviewed 30 July 2020

Was pretty worried eating here. No hand sanitizer. Shared menu for all customers at till. Staff not wearing masks/facial coverings and when giving us food staff were on top of us! Tables right next to eachother. Worst of all, the same milk jug was used...by everyone who sat at our table. When we went to use it it was just gone and I saw them clean another table and keep the same jug on the table without cleaning it down. Was just disappointed because the food was great and staff are friendly so would just love to feel safer there. They do have distance squares on the ground.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 8 December 2019 via mobile

My husband and I both ordered different quiches and they were amazing! It even came with various salads that were tasty as well. Small, cute, with great food!

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

Called here for breakfast as we were staying locally. Cafe opens at 8.30am and serves a good range of breakfast choices. We opted for a full Irish €11.50 and a ‘superfood’ breakfast at €10.50. The former offered two individual eggs, sausages, and bacon rashers plus...white/black pudding portions and a choice of mushrooms or beans. The ‘superfood’ breakfast we found a little light on substance consisted of a slither of smashed avocado with two poached eggs on a toasted muffin, accompanied by three asparagus tips and half a small grilled tomato. The full Irish was served with coffee and toast, the superfood breakfast included coffee but oddly no juice with either option. A touch expensive at €22 for the two, but the quality of food served was good, coffee very good. Service was efficient and polite.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 4 September 2019

Visited the River Cafe last week, 29/8, and had lunch. Choice was good, I went for the Triple Club and sat in a window seat to watch the world go by. Sandwich was really great, lots of chicken and bacon (more that I'd put in...at home myself), lettuce and tomato were crisp and fresh. A good choice. Other lunches looked equally good around me. Place was busy but service was quick, friendly and efficient. I'll be back.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

Great little cafe where those with allergies can enjoy a breakfast or lunch. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Food is reasonably priced and offers value for money.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

Stumbled across this place while travelling towards Waterford. A great find. Ample free parking outside. The staff were really friendly and chatty. Had poached egg on lovely brown bread and a pot of tea. Superb

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 19 June 2019

Can't recommend this place enough ! lovely little cafe for breakfast and sandwiches are amazing. food was best ive had in long time and I'm fussy when it come to grub

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

First off, the food I got was really nice. Fresh & home made. Plentiful with the salads on the plate. But the staff were unwelcoming & abrupt. It's a pity because it had the potential to be a place that I would have gone to...regularly.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

I meet with friends here most weeks. Coffee great. Breakfast always delicious and my favourite wra a Cajun wrap. Staff very friendly. Always a delight to be there

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 12 January 2019 via mobile

Usually go somewhere else when in Kilcullen but decided to give this spot a try. We had heard good thing about the coffee from a friend that lives locally. First impressions weren't great. We popped in at lunchtime. The floor was a bit untidy with...crumbs under the table. The windows looking out on the road were absolutely filthy. It wouldn't take a whole lot to keep on top of them. The interior walls I thought were a bit drab and cold looking. More use of colour in the area would help. Staff friendliness needs to be improved. They need to be warmer and more welcoming to bring it to the next level. Saying all that the food was delicious. The coffees were really good, as was recommended to us. We got sausage rolls and a scone for our little one. It was the tastiest sausage roll I've ever had. Really meaty with good balance of pastry The almond scone was very tasty also. A bit of cream, as standard, with the jam would've knocked it up to top level. When going up to pay though they had no docket system with the food written down that I could hand over. I was trying to remember who had what, different coffees, drinks etc. A bit time consuming. A tad pricey too I thought but it was a post Xmas treat for us so no real complaints there. The toilets were acceptable. Quite clean. Nice wallpaper in there. Overall, an poor to average mark for staff friendliness & tidiness versus the price you pay. The only saving grace is the tasty food.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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  • The River Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 3
    • Value: 3.5