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The Blackberry Cafe

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Market Streeet | Koln, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
09:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Shannon, Ireland
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191 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the " Blackberry" by accident and it was a terrific find. My Wife had Quiche and salad and I had a toasted special of ham, cheese, onion and tomato. The sandwich was exceptional with bread that was deliciously tasty. I assume that the bread was homemade, as it ranks with the nicest bread, that I have ever enjoyed.... More 

Thank Aidan W
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited this cafe today for lunch. I choose the location as I had been there once before and loved the food. OMG today was just awful, my father who has dementia and is on a zimmer frame was with us. We took him and my mother out for lunch to give my mother a break as... More 

Thank Sheila C
Hobe Sound, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed a beautiful lunch at this charming cafe. The sandwiches are seriously good! Farm fresh ingredients coupled with the most important part of a sandwich... fresh baked bread made for a real nice treat! My wife and kids enjoyed their food as well, so the Blackberry was a hit all the way around, a true rarity... More 

Thank TonyGotti
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this adorable little cafe mid afternoon were very pleased with it from the moment we sat down,Served by a friendly polite Young lady,food was freshly made and very good value.Cakes were delicious and we were given time to savour them no rush at all.Well worth a visit.

Thank Susan S
Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Saturday morning coffee and lovely fresh fruit scones with jam and cream. Busy little spot, staff very friendly and quick too. A pleasure to enjoy.

Thank WhiteRabbit911
Chester, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Our lunch was great - a fantastic Italian panini with juicy sundried tomatoes, tender chicken and lovely pesto. The soup was chunky with fab dark bread. Four stars! Friendly enough service. We were so delighted we bought scones to take away. They were so disappointing - think perhaps someone forgot the sugar? The jam was brilliant though.

Thank Meerkat19
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The outside looks delightful, flowers, hand painted signage with a beautiful blackberry metalwork sculpture on the outside. However. It is so tiny you can hear the people on the next table breathing. A handful of uncomfortable chairs and tables. Basic little sandwich bar with bland soup. Like being inside a train station waiting room with porcelain cups and saucers. I... More 

Thank raym0nd511
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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153 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Nice cozy shop in middle of Thomastown. Food and service were good. We'd avoid the vegetable soup next time. It was puréed and bland. Otherwise recommended.

Thank JRM_Auburn
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We stopped here for a late breakfast on our way from Kilkenny to Kilfane Glen and Waterfall. I had an amazing breakfast sandwich and my wife was delighted with the gluten free offerings (though that was true throughout Ireland, she specifically noted the GF bread here as a standout). We had steaming hot tea throughout the meal and loved the... More 

1 Thank Mark D
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful little local coffee shop offering a wide variety of different types of snacks and freshly made cakes and soups.

1 Thank Dermot M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Streeet | Koln, Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny  >  Thomastown

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