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The Bookshelf Coffee House

78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 239 2576
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“scones” (30 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lovely spotless hidden gem in Tralee, where you can be assured of the freshest ingredients, professionally friendly service & a wonderful modern, cozy European ambiance. Don’t miss this one 😊 Kate Hanna

Thank Kate H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The coffee is great and the staff are always really friendly! It's a really nice, cosy room and the breakfasts are yummy too.

Thank EmmettU2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this coffee house! Excellent service and great value for money (coffee & scone €5!!). Location is ideal, excited to visit their second location at The Elysian once they open.

Thank EireExPat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second time here and I really enjoyed it here. I came for a coffee and to sit down and relax. I ended up ordering a raspberry and white chocolate scone and OMG it was so tasty. The atmosphere was great and the...More

Thank Julianne C
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Not sure why there isnt a seperate bookshelf for the Tralee branch, but I've been there a few days over the last week and everything has been exceptional. Coffee is fantastic, food was lovely & great menu. Staff are lovely & helpful too, i couldn't...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Best place to have coffee and have the greatest customer service. I give 100% for all the services and coffees etc

Thank Eden E
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I regularly visit The Bookshelf for tea/breakfast. It is a busy but relaxing coffee house where you can take time out. I like that the recent refurbishment didn’t take away from its character. The staff are very friendly, the food is lovely, and I like...More

Thank Llaura S
Reviewed 1 May 2018

A lovely spot for breakfast or brunch. Good coffee and friendly service. Worth a visit and well priced.

Thank Pauline M
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Went with my husband Mon 30 April. We both ordered coffee and eggs Benedict. When coffees arrived the cups were dirty. Then the ham served with the eggs was rancid. It smelled bad, was discolored and was clearly gone off. Was completely inedible. Never againMore

2  Thank shivauncurran
Paul C, Owner at The Bookshelf Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Hi, thanks for your review. It is unfortunate that you had a bad experience with us and I do apologise if your cups were dirty, although I can understand if one cup may have been as from time to time the dishwasher might not get...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Can’t rate this cafe highly enough! The staff are incredibly warm and friendly, the coffee is great and the brunch is fantastic. Would recommend the Eggs Benedict with asparagus, it’s second to none. The cafe is child-friendly without feeling like a Creche. I go there...More

Thank Veronica K
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Kimblount
19 August 2015|
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Response from Paul C | Property representative |
Hey Kim, Thanks for contacting us, we offer a limited gluten free range. Our soups are gluten free and we do a gluten free cake range but unfortunately we do not offer gluten free sandwiches because there isn't enough... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:30 - 18:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 18:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 18:30
Thursday
07:30 - 18:30
Friday
07:30 - 18:30
Saturday
09:00 - 18:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 239 2576
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