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The Hungry Bookworm

Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
+353 91 870 585
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good11%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (21 reviews)
“falafel” (16 reviews)
“mezze plate” (7 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 267 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was amazing. The portions were excellent for the price. The staff were very friendly and very obliging. It’s a great place for breakfast. I can’t wait to go back.

Thank Anne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Loughrea enroute to Galway and happened onto this really nice cute little cafe/bookshop just off the main street. Staff were super friendly, prices reasonable and food tasty. Would certainly recommend to others doing this trip.

Thank JonBclarke
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We broke our journey to Dublin here and were delighted to find this lovely little coffee shop. It's got a lovely cozy atmosphere - old tables, squishy couches, book lined walls and lighted candles on the tables - lovely to come in to from the...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 14 January 2018

My aunt and I stumbled upon this true hidden gem while strolling around Loughrea one Saturday afternoon. The clever name enticed us to cross the street and peer through the window. Liking what we saw we decided to enter the little café. It was clear...More

Thank Ciarán Ó
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Only for the lovely decor, food and the caring chef lady who came out sometimes to the costumers to see if their food was ok, I would've got up and walked out of this place. My reason - not only was there no heating and...More

Thank lizfoster99
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Very tasty food, interesting menu. Serving food very quickly, nice and fancy atmosphere. Very cozy place.

Thank Kristine T
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Eaten here a few times, friendly staff but always seem to not have something on menu! They had no fizzy drinks the last time I was there and the time before had very few desserts. Gorgeous decor and ambiance, very relaxing and could easily pass...More

Thank mcgrub
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner with friends. The food was just unbelievably delicious. I would highly recommend The Hungry Bookworm for its food, relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff 10/10

Thank Ee D
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

I've been to a lot of restaurants and none has ever amazed me time and time again like The Hungry Bookworm. Every time you go in, you are greeted with a smile and tended to in comfort. The menu is always really creative and diverse,...More

1  Thank Eoghan R
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a relaxed healthy lunch on our way to Galway and this was perfect! It’s a bit off the highway but worth the visit. The town is also very cute. We have a 2 month old baby and they...More

1  Thank Amanda M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:30
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 17:30
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 17:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Street, Loughrea, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Loughrea
  • Phone Number: +353 91 870 585
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The Hungry Bookworm is a cool place to chill with a book and a glass of wine, or enjoy good company in our great atmosphere. Choose from a variety of delicacies on our very reasonable menu ranging from Spanish tapas to our chef's own variations on classic dishes from around the world. Our highly trained baristas will also be happy to make you any gourmet coffee or tea you feel in the mood for. So pop in, read a book and relax in the warm comfort of The Hungry Bookworm.
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