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Cafe Serendipity

€€ - €€€Irish, Cafe, European
30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (30 reviews)
“french toast” (16 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our breakfast here. The food is very nice, the portion size was good and the staff were very nice. What more could you ask for. The pictures speak for itself. I would strongly recommend here for a nice breakfast.

1  Thank JamesWilliam210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast here last week. While the food was ok, the place was so uncomfortably hot it was hard to enjoy my food as the sun was splitting in through the plastic roof and due to a large party we couldn’t be seated inside. The...More

Thank Diamondshaha
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We visited the café on Sunday afternoon on the 27th May 2018 after flying in from Bristol and we had been travelling since early a.m, therefore we were quite tired and hungry. The café was fairly empty and my wife and I ordered hake, patatas...More

2  Thank mikeka45
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

Popped in here for breakfast whilst in cork and stopping at The River Lee across the road. Friendly staff and yummy breakfast. I had the French toast which was lovely. Good value for money

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Excellent french toast on Thursday, with wonderful pancakes on Friday. Great service and excellent location on my walk to the city center.

Thank Joyojoy
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Vegan breakfast more individual ingredients than a cohesive dish...tofu sausages were delicious, but were about 5 cm in length ...bigger would have been better. Avocado was sliced on the plate...bit of seasoning would have been nice. Sour dough bread was nice. You were just left...More

Thank aoifebdillon
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Pleasant lunch although there were some flaws that kept it under a 5. Fried haddock was nice but small piece with too much bready batter. The fish was also overlooked and dry. Nice salad but too much dressing. Staff was excellent and dining room was...More

Thank TravelLife19
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Brought my mother,husband and two kids today.I had been before for lunch with work colleagues and really enjoyed hence the return visit. I had the quinoa salad,my husband had chicken wings and my mother had soup and soda bread.My salad was advertised as having citrus...More

Thank Aoife M
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

10 of us turned up for breakfast, after staying at the River Lee Hotel. We booked a table, the service and the food was excellent. Very relaxed and very clean. The French Toast, by the way was delicious. Would definitely recommend it. Thanks.

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We were over visiting family in the UK half term and had a lovely lunch here. The portions were generous and the atmosphere convivial. The best eggs benedict ever says Mo,the fish & chips were great and delicious french toast with maple syrup say the...More

Thank Steve D
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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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