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€5 - €17
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Irish, Cafe, Healthy, Contemporary
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to eat and interact with locals. We had the lunch meal which included a main dish (we had the meat flaky pie) which included a side of scallop potatoes, mashed potatoes, green beans and mixed vegetables and we got dessert and...tea and coffee. The service was great.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across Lyons Cafe by chance, driving through Sligo en route to somewhere else. I eat a gluten-free diet, and always arrive at new places to eat lacking enthusiasm for what might be on offer for me. I was blown away by the quality of...the food, and the gluten-free options. I plumped for roast ham with salads along with THE best gluten-free bread I have ever tasted. Food great. Staff friendly and incredibly helpful. Five stars!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024

Fantastic range of food and so tasty, we really enjoyed it, busy place but great food. Lots to choose from. Lovely staff and reasonable price

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Arrived for lunch at 1.45pm, Tuesday. Only hot vegetarian option was sold out, and only salad left - green leaves, coleslaw and potato salad. I would advise vegetarians to arrive early.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely breakfast here! There is a great selection of hot food options and baked goods, so it will satisfy most appetites. The breakfast burger was delicious, I would definitely recommend. Staff were so friendly and service was very quick. There is also...plenty of seating so it’s a great spot for groups of all sizes.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 December 2023

Enjoy this place on the regular, whether breakfast or lunch, it is always on point. Great food and wonderful service from Max

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023 via mobile

What a place serving fantastic fresh food and friendly staff. They have two cookbooks of their own and the star of the show Gary works there also. He isn't one to hide in an office all day,he leads the charge from morning until close. Many...headchefs/managers could take a leaf out of his book. Many of his staff have been with him for years and this shows his and their dedication to the job. Can't wait to go back for the legendary breakfast that I've heard so much about. Until the next time I'm still stuffed for now..More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

If you are anywhere near Sligo GO HERE!!! We were visiting the area for only 3 days and managed to fit in three meals here during our stay. On our last visit before leaving town we bought their cookbook so we can continue to make...some of this at home. It is THAT good!!!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 5 November 2023

Brilliant, fresh food with great variety.... Caters for the more traditional customer as well as the more adventurous.. Sandwich bar makes to order and the scones and home made! The dinner and desert options are carvery which means you can have as much or as...little as you want. Really accommodating with staff who are incredibly helpful. Can be very very busy at peak times so for a really relaxing experience, I recommend avoiding peak. I eat here regularly and will continue to do so.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 12 October 2023 via mobile

We love a visit to Lyons Cafe when in Sligo and we are not alone it would appear as the establishment is always busy. There is a very impressive array of options on the menu and the staff members are extremely friendly and welcoming. Whether...it's for morning coffee, or something more substantial, Lyons caters for everyone's needs. There is always a lovely buzz within the place.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 October 2023

We were in town on a tour and asked a local for a lunch suggestion. He recommended Gary's Lyons Cafe. We were so glad he sent us! Food was excellent - healthy (& not so healthy ones too😀) We went at lunch time and it...was very busy- will definitely return if in Sligo & highly recommend for any meal! NJ Gary says hello! 👍More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 September 2023 via mobile

Wonderful Irish Breakfast. Adorable cafe and great service. We have traveled to Ireland numerous times over many years. Beyond the food, our server Karen was warm, friendly and hospitable. She made us feel right at home. What a terrific asset she was working at the...cafe. So much in fact that we plan on returning back to Sligo next year. Thanks for the awesome start to our day.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 September 2023 via mobile

Lyons cafe has been serving consistently great food for years. A fantastic choice of breakfast and dinners, with an amazing ever changing salad bar. If you want excellent food served with a smile, look no further!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

Definitely a 5 star! Thank goodness for locals, Mel & Geraldine, who we happened upon and asked for recommendations. Even the baking smells outside will entice you in to this delightful bakery and cafe. Barista and baked goods can be purchased downstairs but do make...time to go upstairs, above the Lyon's store to enjoy the large and airy cafe for breakfast and lunch. The meals are done cafeteria style, pick up a tray and pick from the wonderful, fresh baked goods, freshest healthy salads, hot breakfast or lunch. Delicious!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 9 September 2023 via mobile

Was catching up with a few dear friends today and we decided to head into Lyons cafe. We were greeted by the friendly staff and promptly given a table. The young man who was serving us was very handsome and friendly and took our order...with a great smile. We were very pleased with our coffees, and when the breakfast brioche I began writing this review because I knew it was going to be immaculate. 10/10 head in for breakfast lunch or dinner you will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Hi John We serve our breakfast until 12 Mon-Fri And on Saturday until 12.30 Thanks Gary
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Lyons Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5