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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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"Simple Ingredients...Magical Foods"Steven & Martina's thinking is straightforward.Don’t mess with fantastic ingredients, keep it simple!Bring out the best in them and serve in delicious sandwiches, salads, hot meals & desserts all made on the premises & All for reasonable prices to have here or to take home. And, judging by the deli’s popularity, it’s a recipe that works.Happy Cooking,Steven & Martina.
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
European, International
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I loved. We stopped there for coffee. Nice view for river Shannon. Service is excellent. Very friendly staff. Great food. I had one of the best one budda bowl in my life

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Super brekkie in this charming cafe. Great food, superb service on the banks of the Shannon. The brown bread was gorgeously warm with a great crust. Treated ourselves to a box of the pralines, sublimely decadent. Congrats to all involved.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch on the really warm Sunday. We were looking for outside dining but didn't anticipate how hot that would be in full sun. The staff allowed us to move into a more shaded area on the side. They brought a bowl of cold water...for my little dog and entertained her with a dog biscuit. The service, atmosphere and attention to detail with the food made the whole experience so pleasant. I had the buttered piri piri salad and my partner had the piri piri chicken toasty. Of course we were concious of the crowds queuing to get in so we opted to take home dessert a stunning caramel roulade and deep apple pie. I would highly recommend this restaurant for location, quality of food and service which is all homemade and exudes a family feel.. Thank you Martina and staff we will be back again and againMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022

We visited Athlone at the beginning of June for a long weekend and made a number of trips to this amazing place. The staff were so friendly and very accomodating. Lots of variety and choice. My daughter loved the little colouring sheets and lollipops she...received when leaving 😊More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 17 June 2022

Visited in June for lunch. I had a brunch style meal, which was a daily special described as ham hock and eggs benedict. For one thing it should have said egg (single) benedict. The ham hock was scarcely dispersed throughout a potato cake style patty...with one poached egg perched on top and topped off with the benedict sauce. This was accompanied by a tiny pile of very thin crunchy veg batons (wafer thin). So while the presentation and taste were great, I was still hungry when leaving. Overall, very stingy for the considerable price in a café style establishment.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022 via mobile

Outstanding in every category! Great value, superb food, brilliant staff. The best vegan and vegetarian food in Ireland!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022 via mobile

Fantastic place in a lovely location. Had a delicious full irish breakfast and the staff are very friendly. Would highly recommend 👌

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 9 May 2022

Recently had a family wedding I spoke to Martina on getting a breakfast delivery. Morning of wedding at exactly the time arranged breakfast arrived to my house. Was so impressed with the food and 14 people ate plenty , I would highly recommend this service...which was excellent value for money.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2022

Came here for the first time today and absolutely loved it. Great coffee and great food, amazing selection for vegetarians too ! Couldn’t recommend it more

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 April 2022

we asked for scrambled eggs for the kids because it was on the menu, the chef refused to make it even though the table next to us got theirs ! we ended up taking the kids to other cafe where they were happy to cook...for them ! we found the behaviour bizarre . if u don’t want to cook it , DONT include it on the menu and most certainly don’t selectively serve it to some customers and not to othersMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2022

Visited here, lovely menu, friendly helpful staff. Food Delicious! Definitely Recommend if you visit Athlone

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 14 April 2022 via mobile

We arrived as a family all 11 of us 5 adults and 6 very good kids all looking forward to a treat after a great castle, church and gallery visit and we were so very happy with the experience right from the entry and warm...welcome we were seated promptly and efficiently served hot beverages and order taken for a range of wonderful sweet treats and great soups and snacks the ice cream burger the seafood chowder and many of the other menu items we tried were all wonderful 100% and the service was equally wonderful Mani the perfectionist 💗 looked after us so well when we decided to bring some items back to our group on the boat thank u all so much 🙏🙏👍💗More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 November 2021

Warm welcome,fresh salads and freshly prepared food.We had cottage pie with salad and smoked salmon open sandwich,followed by individual a homemade apple crumble custard a d ice cream. Nice coffee. We couldn't resist the gift wrapped gourmet Christmas pudding to take home.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 16 November 2021 via mobile

Food was very nice, I had a feta and veg tartlet and my bf a burger. Atmosphere not so great, café looks old and seems like some work should be done. Staff was friendly.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

Wonderful cosy place with outdoor seating too. Family and I had wonderful meal very reasonably priced and delicious daily specials. Dog friendly 🐶 delicious wholesome reasonable priced food with no airs and graces also delectable sweat treats I will be back for more.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Beans & Leaves is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5