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Cafe Serendipity

) #22 of 505 Restaurants in Cork €€ - €€€ Irish, Cafe, European
30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 241 0466
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (26 reviews)
“french toast” (10 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

I was here recently on the Sunday of the bank holiday weekend with family. We came in for breakfast and the place was full. They were understaffed so were working overtime to give the best service to everyone. They handled the pressure immensely, were very...More

1  Thank LaurrMcc
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I was working locally with a friend and we decided to go there for breakfast one morning. We were waiting too long and and when it finally came it was bang average. A full Irish was just shy of a tenner and when the buddy...More

Thank rebelsean77
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A group of us enjoyed a very pleasant evening here last Thursday. We all had the three course menu and we're all very pleased with our meals. The food is freshly prepared and tasty and the service very friendly. I will definitely be. returning.

2  Thank blath
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I brought my GF here recently for a breakfast, it was terrible. The staff were all over the place and the food was dismal. I'd give this place a skip!

1  Thank NaomhPadraig2020
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We had breakfast here two mornings running as it was opposite our hotel and the food was lovely. I twice had French toast with bacon and syrup and it was really good. The place was fairly busy and staff were industrious, efficient and friendly. I...More

2  Thank Pru J
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

The place is located just across the street from the Lee River hotel. Very nice place for breakfast - at least that was my experience. The service is good, the area is nice and friendly and the food is OK. I ordered eggs Benedict and...More

1  Thank Hottiekottie
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We had the full Irish breakfast, eggs Benedict, and French toast. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was lovely.

1  Thank Fire_Worx
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We came here for brunch. It was quiet, but definitely seemed to have some 'regulars' coming in and out for coffee and breakfast. The service was friendly, but the food was just okay-- we got a salad and a sandwich.

1  Thank Katie F
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Fantastic cafe. Three courses of gourmet food for €23 extraordinary good vale. 12 of us had dinner together and every meal was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. I had the carpaccio to start followed by pan fried hake which eas perfect with a lemon and...More

4  Thank Leonard L
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely coffee and scone which went down a treat. I thought the cafe was beautifully decorated and I really felt I could of stayed all morning.

1  Thank Houghy87
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
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
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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.