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Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 683
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“bread” (66 reviews)
“cakes” (48 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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21 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Galway pick up some of their delicious pastries or have them with a cuppa there. Their almond slices and chocolate eclairs are yummy and I always find the staff so helpful and friendly. Have not had a sit down meal yet...More

Thank Roisin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sourdough is unreal and staff is always friendly. Great place for a cozy coffee and croissant. Special thanks to Mel!

Thank shannonmackelly
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Stopped in for a cuppa but decided to try the Irish Stew! Made with forest fruits sauce the taste was positively delicious!!

Thank p4g4
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Two of us visited for breakfast and were impressed that the meal was a traditional breakfast having previously been to McCambridges. When I asked whether the owner put garlic in anything she looked quite shocked and hurt and denied it! Bless her! This really was...More

Thank Frohlix
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

The bread is the best part of the food. Delicious without crumbling at the center which is rare. And the fillings are a generous amount. Top that with a soup and you have a sumptuous meal. The chocolate eclair is excellent too. Must visit when...More

Thank Tanuja V
Reviewed 25 August 2018

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

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 25 August 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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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