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Poets Corner

44 Main Street, Kinsale Co Cork, Ireland
+353 86 227 7276
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sandwiches” (31 reviews)
“soup” (15 reviews)
“pastry” (5 reviews)
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Irish, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
44 Main Street, Kinsale Co Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A lovely cafe, with a Library feel. Bookshelves all round the room, swap, sell or buy. Great idea. Had a delicious sandwich...simply a toasted special, with a good coffee. Sandwich consisted of good quality ingredients, complemented by a nicely dressed salad. The food always seems...More

Thank Gonzo185
Reviewed 5 days ago

Books, coffee and delicious scones - what's not to like. In Kinsale for the afternoon we were looking for a cafe and spotted this gem just off the main road along by the harbour. Cosy with just a few tables and chairs - well worth...More

Thank MechanicalMole
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this place hoping to skip the more popular touristy spots and were not disappointed. The small space is decorated with cosy chairs and bookshelves all around. Service was friendly and excellent. We had coffee and sandwiches and juice - all good. The pastries...More

Thank arthurstewart2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous little cafe, the highlight of our trip to Kinsale, so much so, we visited twice whilst we were here! The most delicious carrot cake I have ever had! Thank you for a warm welcome to your lovely place.

1  Thank Tapas210
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here twice whilst in Kinsale, I had a delicious chicken and guacamole sandwich, the carrot cake was lovely, as was the coffee. It's got a lovely atmosphere and a lovely idea with all the books. Highly recommended and very friendly staff.

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Small and cozy. Coffee is very good. Breakfast tasted very good with fresh ingredients. Prices are good.

Thank wlopez09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food, great coffee, very impressed with their Gluten Free bread. Cute atmosphere. Go here!!

Thank StellaWagsHerTail
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Friends and us were walking around Kinsale when we all got hungry. As we were walking we came upon Poet's Corner. There are books if you decide you want to read. People come there and exchange books. Place is very small, four tables and some...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I came across this gem on my first day in Kinsale. The staff are super friendly and genuinely happy to be serving me. They are attentive and noticed I am a repeat customer. The baked treats are fresh and very delicious. The coffee Is one...More

Thank Renee C
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I had looked up places to eat knowing we would be in Kinsale for the day. This was hidden in the city but was a great gem as everyone else has said! Soup and sandwiches... and of course baked goods. They had hot chocolate that...More

Thank Kierin J
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24 May 2016|
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Response from Ralph C | Property representative |
Hi there, sorry for the late reply, We welcome wheelchair users and have had many in before but we do not have disabled toilet facilities unfortunatley as we are very limited for space. Hope you enjoy/enjoyed your trip to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$17
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
09:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Main Street, Kinsale Co Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Kinsale
  • Phone Number: +353 86 227 7276
  • E-mail
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