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Reviewed 3 August 2020 via mobile

Went here with my wife a few years ago. One of her favorite spots to hit while she attended UCC. Great sandwiches and a relaxed at atmosphere in the heart of cork!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 5 March 2020

The BEST toasted sandwich,brown bread is to die for my favourite! Would always think of here when I'm shopping in town if it's not busy I'd go in but iv a buggy and the place it's quite small so I dont get in there all...the time. Would recommend a toastie best iv hadMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2019 via mobile

I work locally and my colleagues and I get 10 o clock lunch here daily. I get the open soda with turkey,coleslaw,egg and beetroot. Delicious, healthy and sets me up for the day ahead. The staff are all lovely too. One day when I put...my hand in my pockets and groped for a wallet that wasn't there I was told no problem,drop it in when your passing. Great food and service.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 August 2019

Visited with my family. The made to order sandwiches were great. I recommend the toasted special. Free tea refills. Reasonably priced.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 March 2019

Well it was actually Brackens in Blackpool that my Daughter and I visited recently for lunch. We did not have a good experience in Paul Street so we were a little apprehensive but we were pleasantly surprised. It is small but we got a nice...table. The menu is very good with a great choice. I had homemade quiche with salad and my Daughter had a brown chicken salad sandwich. We had a pot of tea between us.The food was delicious and tasty. The staff were nice and friendly. The cakes looked divine but we were too full to have any. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 22 February 2019

Having perused the streets of Cork with the craving for a nice breakfast fry, my partner and I came across Bracken's which had advertised an all day breakfast for just €7, so we thought we'd give it a try. Upon entering this extremely crammed small...space that had no clean table free, we decided to give it the benefit of the doubt as it seemed so busy and had to seat ourselves down to then have to ask the staff to take away the dirty tray from the table. The moment the fry came out- which was worryingly fast, we were overcome with disappointment as it just had sausages, rashers, an egg and pudding. We were led to believe that there would be beans, hash browns and mushrooms also... This was honestly the WORST fry I have EVER tasted!!! I mean, how can you make a fry so bad??! The sausages, rashers and pudding were all actually re-heated as they were just sitting in their deli section, which we should have been told when ordering the fry that it was all re-heated. Had we known this, we probably would have went elsewhere. I have never tasted black pudding as bad as that. It was absolutely disgusting and the sausages were borderline stale. The tea that was served with it was also clearly some extremely cheap brand of tea that was also a huge disappointment. Safe to say I will never be returning to this place and will be warning my friends to steer clear also. So annoyed at myself for actually staying there and even tasting the horrendous food. Absolute disgrace being allowed to serve and sell food in that state. Such a dirty place too.. food poisioning eat your heart out!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 22 February 2019

Went here this morning and we are fuming to say the least. We ordered 2 full breakfasts which were much smaller than anywhere else i have been. The pudding tasted gone off and we thought everything tasted reheated only to realize when we were leaving...that it had been reheated as we saw the pre cooked meat all sitting in bowls at the deli counter this is completely unacceptable as customers should be notified that their food is not being freshly cooked. I have never been given a reheated breakfast in my life and have been to hundreds of cafes and restaurants the fact we had to pay before we ate is a bit ridiculous too as in all other cafes in the area you pay if your meal is satisfactory. We will not be returning as there are many other cafes in the area were this would never happen.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019 via mobile

There is an very good choice of breads and sandwich fillings. Good service but the tables, chairs and floor were not clean. The place felt and looked old and tired. It is a shame as it has so much to offer and it is in...a prime locationMore

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

We made the mistake of popping into Bracken's earlier today and it will be the first and last time we will ever visit. We walked in and immediately we could see that the place was absolutely filthy with dirt and crumbs. We stood up inside...the door for a few minutes waiting to be seated or to have one of the many filthy tables cleared for us. This didn't happen. We were ignored and eventually we spotted a menu and had a look and sat ourselves down. The two girls didn't even greet us or offer any sort of assistance to get us settled. We both got bad vibes and decided to leave. Thankfully we found another cafe close by called Dukes on Careys Lane which was clean, had menus and friendly staff.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 December 2018

Great place to pop in for lunch! Always busy and I can see why. Had 2 mince pies and a latte to get me into the festive spirit and it was amazing.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

V busy place. Really enjoyed the bracken special. V friendly staff. Good coffee and the pastries looked lovely

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

I loooove Brackens, but I strongly recommend the one in Blackpool! As silly as it sounds, you can literally feel and taste the love in the food there! Their customer service is lovely and personal and the food hygene, as well as the sitting down...area is less chaotic than in the city centre location.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I visited Bracken's yesterday with my husband when we were visiting Cork. We just wanted something savoury for lunch and this was perfect. I had lasagne and garlic bread and the other half had a cheese, ham and onion toastie. Both were amazing and the...bread is great. Big doorstop type slices. For our food and drinks we paid €15 which seemed reasonable for the centre of Cork. We'd definitely visit here again if in Cork.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

I have to say that Bracken's has the most amazing bread. TOP CLASS. Staff are so friendly and place is nice and clean. Home baked bread on site WOW WOW WOW AMAZING !!!!!!!!

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Good door step sandwiches made to order and smooth coffee. Change from the usual chain establishments. Fits the St Paul’s vibe well. Busy, so the floor was overdue a sweep, but would definitely visit on next trip to Cork.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Bracken's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4