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The Bookshelf Coffee House

78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 239 2576
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good18%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (26 reviews)
“protein balls” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
09:00 - 18:30All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
78 South Mall, Cork, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I used to really like this place for a coffee and a scone , lovely atmosphere but my last couple of visits have been disappointing . Out of scones , loud music , staff not nice , seem to be just doing a job rather...More

Thank FearGlic
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

First time visiting and enjoyed the atmosphere and relaxed nature of the place and the staff seemed to gel extremely well. Coffee was very watery however and no real strength or flavour! Probably will try again at some stage.

Thank Kidthetraveller
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Love going here for solo work, reading, planning with friends or catching up. Very relaxed atmosphere just off mains streets in the city. Friendly staff and nice coffee.

Thank Danny C
Reviewed 10 September 2017

A nice place to kill some time before heading out of town on a Sunday morning. Staff is very friendly and you can get anything from the usual scones and croissants to hot breakfasts and protein balls. Good wifi and comfortable chairs! Gets popular though.

Thank catatonia_10
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Stopped for a scone and coffee. Lovely little coffee shop. Coffee was well made and lthe raspberry scone really tasty. They leave pots of jam on all tables so a great little touch.

Thank Caroline L
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

€4.50 for a small slice of carrot cake? Sorry now. I'm only sorry I paid it. Good coffee, nice room, lovely staff, but needs to think about its pricing. €7.50 for a coffee & a slice? Where's my baking tray?

Thank TadhgC61
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Fantastic coffee, Very tasty scones, A little gem of a place too small because its always very busy. A very busy take out service too. Staff very friendly and efficient.

Thank Brenda S
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Went there with my we'd baby early morning to catch up with a friend. It's a tiny lovely place in the heart of the city, coffee is amazing and the warmed chocolate cake was AMAZING! The place was too warm for being that early, and...More

Thank Carmen C
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

I hadn't been here in a while and it can be very difficult to get in around lunch time. Today most of the tables were occupied by people on their own who appeared to be there a long while. Nevertheless, seated on my high stool,...More

Thank Redsionnach
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I love this little place. It honestly serves some of the tastiest scones in Cork! Simply delicious. I had a raspberry and white chocolate scone. I was really light and fluffy and served with some butter, jam and cream. Coffee and sandwiches are also really...More

Thank Evielovestravel
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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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
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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