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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 683
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“cakes” (48 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Griffn's is my favourite place to have breakfast in Galway! Brilliant waitresses and excellent food!

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordrerd coffees and scones. Asked for my fruit scone to be heated. It arrived cold (they heated my friends brown scone instead) but mine was cold and rock hard. Could not in any way be freshly baked. I asked for another and it was exactly...More

Thank oileanarainn
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Had an early breakfast with the locals. Staff very friendly and food was great. Really like the porridge which I had never had before. Portions were the right size and cooked perfect.

Thank scott d
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms-delicious food, will always get a good meal, no matter what you go for. I visit numerous times, and haven’t once got a bad meal. Staff are very friendly and always make the time to chat as a friend, not just a...More

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Being from the states, this was a new food experience for me. I'm so glad I didn't miss it! The seaweed adds just the right abount of salt and texture to this delicious bread!

Thank annajenkins63
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

We ventured here several times during our 2 weeks in Galway - but found it was better to skip the sit down restaurant (slow service, very tight seating space, small portions and pricey food) and stick with takeaway of their fresh bakery items. Their white...More

Thank acwfoster
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

We came here for breakfast during our visit to Galway. We were glad to see they served breakfast all day so we ordered a vegetarian fry up and eggs Benedict with spinach instead of ham as my partner is a vegetarian. We waited quite a...More

1  Thank Escape787996
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We tried to sit down and have a break from shopping, cup of tea and a cake. The shop assistants said we had to wait for the waitresses to seat us. But the waitresses all walked past us. The shop assistant led us into the...More

1  Thank mj_grov
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

3 cheese and ham toasties €26.85 when I ask waitress was this correct she just shrugged her shoulders and said that must be the price then. That's €8.95 for a plain cheese and ham toastie

Thank seamusmclaughlin08
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This tea room is situated in a great spot. While we were there there were street performers and fantastic weather all adding to the novelty of such warm sunshine. We ordered in two separate groups. Ours was slow to arrive but okay, a nice side...More

Thank Jowedah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 683
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A breath of fresh air, that's what Griffins Tea Rooms on Shop Street Galway is. Griffin's is a family run Bakery founded in 1876, but with beautiful tearooms to the rear. Surround your self in traditional surroundings, Irish language and five generations of Griffins by real open fires and enjoy simple food at it's best. All the breads and soups are made in house .The menu is straight forward; sandwich, baps etc.. but all served on Griffin's own delicious home made breads. While enjoying your meal, one can watch and smell the food parade as piping hot bread and cakes are carried out to the shop past your very eyes. You just cant get fresher anywhere! Their award winning breads make such a difference to the sandwiches with a choice of Wheat, Rye, Mixed Grain, Italian, French and even Gluten free bread for Coeliac's. The friendly pleasant staff take charge, store your buggy for you , supply high stools and provide a very reasonably priced children's menu. The children can do colouring on the children's menu while awaiting their order .Half portions of most products is available with wickedly delicious half portions of Belgian hot chocolate.Going to the modern, spotless toilets was a pleasure and in particular that there are baby changing stations in both Female and Male toilets, a very rare thing these days. The smaller room "The Snug" is also noticably popular with breast feeding mothers where they can enjoy a coffee in privacy, warmth and comfort with their babies. Griffins is a must visit, conveniently located at the end of Shop Street Galway City . Further down Quay Street in Galway is the world famous Mc Donaghs Fish and chips, a must for familys on the go or those with a hankering for delicious fresh fish.Martines Winebar is just across the street and fabulous food there late into the night. If you cross the road at the end of Quay Street, you will find Tamirand Restaurant, another delight for parents with children. They offer fantastic Asian style cuisine &half price menu on everything.High chairs and colouring are provided , they even bring the children to the kitchen to make up their icecream desserts. Christine and the team there are fantastic.
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