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Cafe Serendipity

€€ - €€€Irish, Cafe, European
30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (29 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 352 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

this restaurant is situated opposite the River Lee Hotel in Cork. Having been delayed for over an hour on the train journey from Dublin, we needed something quick to eat. Went in here to see if they had sandwiches but left again when I saw...More

Thank MarieNoel2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not have to wait long. We had a lovely dinner and met some folks there from Michigan. We shared our travel experience. Service was good.

1  Thank Rowenby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the full Irish breakfast (with some slight mods). Staff more than happy to make the changes, and food arrived really quickly. Very tasty breakfast, just the right amount. Cafe very relaxed and inviting. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Thetravellingeggs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited for breakfast recently after being told about the restaurant. Quite busy when we arrived but menus arrived quickly and orders taken soon after. Good service and good ingredients in the full Irish. My only disappointment was the fact that everything was only lukewarm.

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 13 September 2017

This cafe is very near our B&B, near the University of Cork. When we first visited about two years ago, the outside courtyard was open, but now it's a lovely covered space and they are open for dinner, not just lunch. The menu is wonderful...More

1  Thank RichardinOhio
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I had a late lunch and had fishcakes with chips followed by cake with a cappuccino. I was there 4 years and it was good then and still good. In fact the lovely landlady in Fernroyd House recommended it to me. Everything was fine.

1  Thank hibernia_kelt
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We are vegetarian and enjoyed a delicious meal in this friendly restaurant by the River Lee - they had a birthday party in the back room, but did not neglect the other diners.

Thank Alaskalater
Reviewed 20 August 2017

For a small cafe across from the River Lee hotel they sure have a good thing going. Open at 0800 and brunch all weekend, this is the place to get your excellent eggs benny or even toast and scrambled eggs are perfect. Gets a little...More

2  Thank LongWayAcross
Reviewed 18 August 2017

This didn't seem too much, a small place with quirky paint on the outside, but it proved to be a real gem! We were the first to arrive for breakfast, and ordered some porridge, eggs benedict and coffee, and we were not disappointed. The eggs...More

1  Thank Margaret K
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thanks for your lovely review. We are gentle walk from the City and agree that it's worth it. Aideen

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely delicious. If you like breakfast, and you're in Cork, make sure to go here. We had the French Toast and it was filling and yummy.

2  Thank lunes82
CafeSerendipity, Owner at Cafe Serendipity, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Aideen

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Yes we do have a high Chair for Children
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 16:30
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 241 0466
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Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Thursday to Saturday. All Day Breakfast and Brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We are a modern Cafe on the Western Road in Cork City Opp River Lee Hotel. We serve Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. Morning Coffee and treats and Afternoon Tea and Treats. Scones served with Jam and Cream. All made for you, by us in our Kitchen at Serendipity."Fresh Homemade Food" Call in to see us anytime.
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