We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Details

PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$12
CUISINES
American, Deli, Hungarian, Irish, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (263)
We perform checks on reviews
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
238 results
Traveller rating
185
42
7
2
2
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
185
42
7
2
2
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch pierogi breakfast bagel french toast pancakes beans polish food full irish breakfast behind the counter great coffee ireland
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 9 June 2022 via mobile

Wonderful spot for breakfast/brunch. Great coffee, we ordered the breakfast bagel and veggie breakfast bagel, both were 10/10 amazing. Highly recommend stopping here while in Cork.

Date of visit: June 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 26 May 2022

From the moment I entered Spresso, I felt welcome and at home. It was 3 pm on a Tuesday, I was starving, and had read great things about this place. I was greeted by a friendly man behind the counter, who happily agreed to prepare...me a Large Irish, replacing the toast for a bagel at no extra cost. And man was I blown away by the meal. Just delicious! And the atmosphere was relaxed and friendly and just lovely. The only thing that was missing was either a wheelchair or cot at the end of my meal - that Large Irish will fill ya up fast, and if you're expecting to do active sightseeing after, you've been warned! :)More

Date of visit: May 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

The full Irish and french toast were delicious! Great cosy vibes with the best service! We will definitely be back again.

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 3 April 2022 via mobile

They have the best Irish Breakfast in Ireland. The ingredients are very tasty and everything is well prepared; I have been to this Cafe Espresso many times and I am always pleased with the food and service 🤩

Date of visit: April 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 17 March 2022

Top quality 👌 had the mashed potatoes and goulash and vegetables very helpful staff lovely coffee and homemade cakes

Date of visit: March 2022
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 2 December 2021 via mobile

Excellent breakfast very tasty and great value. Some local people eating here which is always a good sign. A very nice lady serving food who was very friendly. Míle buíochas, beimid ar ais 👍

Date of visit: December 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 12 September 2021

Visited this cafe from reading reviews as we really wanted a good Irish breakfast. It’s fair to say that this breakfast certainly did not disappoint. The lady behind the counter does everything herself and it tastes amazing. Everything was cooked to perfection. Definitely recommend visiting...here if you’re in cork and fancy a good full Irish!! ☘️More

Date of visit: September 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 21 August 2021

Absolutely delicious breakfast and amazing value. Nicest full Irish I've had in years. We would 100% recommend!

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 20 August 2021

Amazing place for breakfast. The nice lady is unbelievable multi-tasking, she cooks several different breakfast all by herself. Pancakes are delicious, not to mention the Irish breakfast. Least but not last, they have Pierogi, a polish food that you would never expect in Cork. Highly...recommend!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 14 August 2021

I both enjoy and eat a lot of food but I'm often disappointed when eating out for either the high prices or the lack of tasty food, and more times than I wish for both are true. Here however, at Cafe Spresso the food was...amazing and the same low prices are only otherwise seen at Ikea (but that's the only thing to compare the two). I had the full Irish breakfast that was perfect, a large portion with every component with great flavour two beautiful eggs, two pieces of toast, mushrooms, black and white pudding, tomatoes, beans, two sausages and rashers. Just €8.60!! (if I remember correctly, definitely under €9) which is insane for the amount of good food you get. So, if you're like me and eat more food than most people you don't have to think twice about ordering another menu item because you're still way below what you normally would pay for the same food in another place. So I had the toast rolls too which was also amazing, but I will say it was a lot of food. It was only €5.70 so I assumed it was a smaller side dish to complement nicely but it was a full meal, and when I go there again I will not do both of them even though I would want too ;) Don't hesitate to go there, it's not at all you average setting that you get at chains or bigger restaurants and cafe's it's much more of a simple homely atmosphere. You will not be disappointed, Eric guaranteed ;) To note, they have outdoor seating with rain protection so works great now in Covid-times too!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

Quiet little cafe which was located centrally and a hidden gem. The breakfast was absolutely lovely and be very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: August 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 30 July 2021

The food is really tasty and cheap!! The veggie breakfast is my favourite since it’s delicious and very filling :) The dumplings are amazing as well! I can only recommend:-)

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 1 July 2021 via mobile

His Mother is a grand Cook and Tom is a lovely boy well worth a visit for both Irish and Polish Cuisine very homely always welcoming an ideal place to visit with friends always come across interesting People

Date of visit: July 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
perk u, Owner at Cafe Spresso, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2021

It's very nice to read it. Greetings and welcome again. :)

Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Nice breakfast. Great value for money compared to rip of hotel that we were staying. Staff nice friendly. Highly recommend. Will go here again.

Date of visit: August 2020
Helpful?4  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 23 September 2020

I'm from Cork but rarely go up to McCurtain St . I did yesterday morning after checking Tripadvisor for open breakfast venues . Cafe Espresso had many good reviews so I went . I wasn't disappointed . There is a very extensive menu. I ordered...the veggie breakfast which was cooked as I waited. It was worth waiting for . It was excellent and with tea and brown toast was great value for 7.80 euro . I'll be back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Hotel Isaacs Cork
1,218 reviews
.08 km away
The Metropole Hotel
1,517 reviews
.11 km away
Ashley Hotel
330 reviews
.12 km away
Jurys Inn Cork
2,796 reviews
.41 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
The Rathcormac Inn
21 reviews
.07 km away
Gallaghers Gastro Pub
1,808 reviews
.05 km away
Tara's Tea Room
416 reviews
.03 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Mother Jones Flea Market
53 reviews
.19 km away
Grace Christian Church
12 reviews
.11 km away
Merchants Quay Shopping Centre
38 reviews
.22 km away
Cork Arms
15 reviews
.02 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Freedom44607955001
7 August 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from 511tomo | Reviewed this property |
Well, I found it because I parked right next to it but that was 10am on a Saturday which is a bit early for that part of cork City. There is parking all along that side of the street but it is a busy street. I paid for the... More
1
Vote
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Cafe Spresso

Yes, Cafe Spresso offers takeaway services.

Cafe Spresso is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5