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The Bookshelf Coffee House

78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 239 2576
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good19%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“scones” (30 reviews)
“porridge” (6 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited The Bookshelf location at The Elysian for brunch at the weekend - as a new location, it was very busy - we waited about 15 minutes for a table, and ended up being seated at the 'bar' area upstairs. The staff were very welcoming,...More

Thank m45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on two separate occasions. The first time, I ordered a hot latte which was excellent. It has a bold flavor that is smooth, and they serve it in a lovely black mug with a tiny cookie to accompany it. The second time, I ordered...More

Thank Emeryst
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After a days shopping I found this cosy little coffee house tucked away in the corner . It was great relaxing with a coffee and my book

Thank paulstobart7
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Firstly I was really looking forward to trying this cafe as I'd heard great things. Positives are the staff are lovely and the smashed avocado was delicious. Negatives are the cafe is not child friendly at all. There is no room for a buggy without...More

Thank Burketravels
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I've been to the bookshelf a few times now and always found it great... until today, I wanted a kids portion of scrambled egg to be told they didn't do kids portions but they would give me one egg scrambled but would "have" to charge...More

Thank 75Christina123
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a little nice coffee place and found thus place by coincidence next to the library. We ordered double cortados and were asked about cup size and amount of milk. Great service and lots of locals. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Thank CSonTheGo
Reviewed 25 August 2018

What a lovely coffee house! We were in need of an afternoon latte and lunch and so glad we found the Bookshelf Coffee House. My husband and I had these delicious and fresh sandwiches and my sons had these amazing scones - again very fresh....More

Thank yvr2010-06
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

We were in search of great filtered coffee and we found it here at this friendly cafe. What was even better was the delicious pimped up porridge! You will not be disappointed!

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 9 August 2018 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 3 August 2018

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
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Questions & Answers
19 August 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Paul O | 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
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
07:30 - 18:30
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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