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Avoca Cafe

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Moll's Gap | Ring of Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
+353 64 663 4720
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Avoca produce some of the best classic clothes in Ireland and their Molls Gap outlet is perfectly positioned overlooking the Black Valley and MacGillicuddy Mountain Range. A spectacular setting. In addition to the excellent selection of clothing there is a superb cafe offering a wide selection of salads and home cooking. My only criticism is that the portions are of... More 

Thank Brendanb88
Mountain View, California
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We stopped to take pix at Moll's Gap and were thrilled there was a cafe where we could grab a bite! We started our day early and had not eaten. The food was delicious - home cooked, generous portions ... could not finish - The salads were fresh and quite lovely. We splurged and shared dessert! NOTE: Closed in the... More 

Thank PaulCTripTip
Brisbane Region, Australia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This restaurant is located on a mountain ridge overlooking the Lakes of Killarney. It is about 20 minutes drive from Killarney and about 10 from Kenmare. The scenery is superb and clearly visible from the restaurant on the top floor. Food is very good, service was friendly and prompt. Downstairs is a shop selling books, souvenirs, and woolen goods.

Thank Denis O
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142 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

You can't imagine how picturesque and stunning Avoca is. It's situated at the head of Molls Gap a gorge just outside Kenmare. The view from the restaurant is breath taking. The choice of foods and drink is good and the cakes are delicious. The shop has a great selection of locally produced goods, linens, preserves and craft items. Would definately... More 

Thank KTJ60
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here on a break away in Killarney was amazed by the views and thought it would be a good place to stop to plan our trip.....how wrong we were! Upon arriving we stood at the counter for 5 minutes while one staff member was preparing a sandwich and the other was having a cup of tea in the corner!... More 

Thank fittonliz
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best places we've ever been around Ireland. A very good spot for a relaxing stop over in the middle of the mountains in Moll's Gap. We'll visit again👍.

Thank aileenicious
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing cafe with beautiful scenery and excellent cakes and coffee... Must stop if you are passing!!

Thank Karen S
United States
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134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This cafe offers the usual wonderful, varied array of food and desserts that all Avoca Cafes seem to feature. Downstairs is a very nice array of high quality gifts, clothing, books, foodstuffs, etc. When driving through Moll's Gap, Avoca Cafe is a high quality pitstop.

Thank jerseyjoy1
Dingle Peninsula, Ireland
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Our host Brendan told us about this wonderful little place just a couple of minutes drive from Kenmare. The food was delicious and very fresh (a little expensive but worth it). The view was breath taking and plenty of parking. There was also a lovely shop which sold beautiful, well made clothes.

Thank aine m
Chinnor, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

It may look a typical tourist cafe but they actually make their own bread, scones and cakes - so on that level its certainly not typical and the food was good quality - so I was pleasantly surprised and would call in again. The views are good if you have visibility - so that isn't guaranteed - we had both... More 

Thank jcm99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Moll's Gap | Ring of Kerry, Kenmare, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Kenmare
  • Phone Number: +353 64 663 4720

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