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Cupan Tae

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Spanish Arch 7 Quay Lane | Galway, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 895 000
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Sacramento, California, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Ate here because of the great reviews. Had tea AND breakfast here on 2 separate days. The atmosphere is amazing, and the service is super. The chocolate biscuit is simply the most delectable thing I've eaten - EVER!! Go here if you want authentic tea, scones and good warm food. It's lovely!!

Thank Michela M
Sheffield Village, ohio
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175 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Very well done for traditional tea if you choose, great variety of options to select. Decorated 'very nicely. Tea service sets are beautiful. Staff are friendly and provide excellent customer service. Deserts are wonderful. Great selection of teas to try. Also nice selection of loose tea to take home. Highly recommended.

Thank John C
Dublin, Ireland
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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here with my mother here. I had one of the nicest salads I have had in a long time. I only wished we had time to have the afternoon tea but it was too hot out for it. The staff were lovely and friendly

Thank KealanD
Vienna, Austria
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

What a beautiful tea room! I wish I could go there everyday and just enjoy the decoration. The cakes and different kinds of tea are delicious of course too. :)

Thank Barbara L
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

It was a little crowd place, but otherwise a great place to sit in or outside to enjoy all kinds of tea, including low tea. Excellent cooking, setting and pleasant service.

Thank L M
Fermoy, Ireland
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely little tea shop worth visiting and it had a really nice atmosphere. Staff were really friendly and helpful and willing to advise on what they enjoyed themselves. Only complaint was the tea for one was huge and easily was enough for two-this along with cake made it a tad pricey for tea and cake.the cake was delicious though!

Thank Oran G
Portland, Oregon
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

If I tell you I ate here three times in four days, does that tell you how delightful it was? A soft welcoming quiet spot away from the frenzy of the tourist crowds. No beer, just many tasty teas and cakes with both breakfast and lunch menus. The scones were worth repeating!

Thank Gillian H
Toronto, Canada
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119 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

A traditional Irish Tea house, this lovely little café is like stepping into your Grandmother's parlor. Lovely tea and cakes, they also serve lunch. Delicate china tea cups and tea pots, tastefully decorated. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. Lovely spot to enjoy a cuppa and relax. A variety of teas to choose from.

Thank WorldTravelerJL18
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Visited with my wife 9/6/16. The decor and fittings are charming. Vast selection of teas available. Food presentation was lovely, but disappointing and we feel over priced for what we got.

Thank Foodandstayreviews
Sligo, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I recently visted Galway with my son and we dined at Cupan Tae at his choosing and thank goodness we did. The place itself is so lovely with its cute decor and lovely window display but besides that I can honestly say it was the loveliest food that I have ever eaten, so many varied tastes on my plate that... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spanish Arch 7 Quay Lane | Galway, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 895 000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?