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Upstairs Downstairs Cafe

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Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 22809
10:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 18:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

If you're looking for something at a reasonable price, I'd recommend their special deal - a cup of homemade soup with a choice of toasted sandwiches. It's a filling, nourishing and tasty mid day meal.

Thank bella_8888
Jacksonville, Florida
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219 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped in here for a quick lunch. Had the club bagel and a cup of tomato basil. The wife also had the very lemony lemon cake. Everything was excellent. Some of the best yard bird we have found on a deli style sandwhich. Definitely check this place out if in Clifden.

Thank Spicoli76
Dublin, Ireland
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152 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Good for cofffee/ lunches/ice cream Free wifi Wide selection of wraps and sandwiches Comfortable sofa seating upstairs and some tables out in sun.

Thank clarelor
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Visited this café twice during our recent trip to Clifden. The food was great and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.

Thank Adrian S
Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Anything the weary travellers needs, from soup to sandwiches or salad, scones, bread, sweets, ice-cream, you name it.

Thank chrischris211
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Nice variety of sandwiches, with soup options. Easy access at edge of downtown center, and worked well from us as we wanted a break from big meals.

Thank tmarq4
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Was here during my annual stay in cashel, about 25 minutes from clifden. My cousins and I went in for a bite to eat and i could honestly say I would never go there again, the staff had such grumpy facial expressions and were very unpleasant, as i work as a waiter in a restaurant it is key to always... More 

Thank Paulie B
Seattle, Washington
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82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I had a very limited amount of time in Clifden but chose this spot based on a great review in Lonely Planet. Upon visiting, I found it to be very average. Not much atmosphere, the food was just ok, and worst of all, poor and somewhat unfriendly service from employees who seemed QUITE unhappy to be there. I didn't see... More 

Thank YVR19
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this café three times in two days when hiking and commuting in Clifden and each time we enjoyed their delicious espresso. Their coffee is from Java Republic, a fine roaster in Dublin. It can be challenging finding a good espresso in Ireland, and it has been our best experience so far. We also tried their cream cheese... More 

Thank HeimlichVigilantes
Mullingar, Ireland
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Small cosy spot, ice-creams are delicious. Great coffee and large selection of desserts which are sold out quite early in the afternoon.

Thank YLMc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 22809
Finest grade 1, Organic Fairtrade Arabica coffee in town. Great value bagels, panini, wraps, salads, home baked cakes and Irish ice cream served in a nice atmosphere FREE WIFI AVAILABLE

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?