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Kate’s Place Café

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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
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 04/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 04/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Irish, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch
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Reviewed 22 August 2020 via mobile

Myself the hubby, a teen and a tween did a baking experience with Kate. What an absolutely fantastic experience. Kate is a gem. I credit her with our families new found interest in baking. We had fluffy scones and spelt bread like we've never had...before. Delicious! The new Covid regulations have made things so difficult for small businesses but its so great to be able to support those businesses that are trying to survive. Go Kate, we loved it. And we'll be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 4 March 2020

No customer service.obviously training in new staff..and Kate was so rude to him..dont know how this business survives.. .food abysmal..avoid...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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katew561, Owner at Kate’s Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2020

Very sorry to read this review. Staff training was certainly in progress and we were experiencing challenges. Would love to know what you had to eat ? We make everything from scratch and pride ourselves on healthy and tasty foods. It is not to everyone’s...More

Reviewed 23 February 2020

My husband and I had the pleasure to meet Kate at her home to make a trio of Irish culinary favorites – lamb stew, brown bread and almond scones with pears. The experience did not disappoint! Kate was a wonderful host and instructor. She had...all ingredients, recipes and aprons organized and ready upon our arrival. She guided us through every step of the process, answering any questions which we had about the dishes. Kate made us feel very welcome in her home, (which is quite charming- especially her lovely landscaped gardens). Of course, the highlight was sampling our creations. Stew, bread and scones all were all delicious.We particularly loved the scones- so moist and soft inside. We left Kate’s with the satisfaction that comes with creating something, and with a memory of Irish hospitality that we won’t forget. If your schedule permits, we would definitely recommend Kate’s cooking experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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katew561, Owner at Kate’s Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2020

Thank you so much for the great revue , it was a great pleasure meeting you both and chatting and cooking , I hope you hade a great time in Ireland , I hope out pats will Cross again if you back in Ireland KATE

Reviewed 22 January 2020 via mobile

We had a great time with Kate and learned much. Even when I inadvertently said something offensive she was gracious and helpful with my kids. We’ve been making delicious scones at home. Thanks Kate!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2019 via mobile

We brought my family here to celebrate my fathers 80th birthday. We had a wonderful time making scones and Irish stew. Kate even baked a special birthday cake for him. It was a truly special day. Thank you Kate!

Date of visit: November 2019
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KateWrightCafe, Owner at Kate’s Place Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2019

So delighted to meet you all and had such a great time cooking together. Thanks so much for your kind words. It means a lot to me. Best wishes, Kate

Reviewed 22 November 2019

I visited Kate at her home to try her Air BnB Baking experience..i arrived as arranged to Kates beautiful home by following her directions..Kate is a very gracious hostess and was ready and waiting for my visit.. We had a coffee , while i decided...what i would like to try baking..I must admit at this point that i have absolutely no previous experience at baking and only very limited skills in the Kitchen in general. Kate handed me an apron and made me feel right at home in her beautiful country Kitchen..i almost forgot to mention her beautiful little dog Coco was also there ..Kate really put me at ease and is a natural teacher and had me measuring and folding the mix for the scones and spelt bread and brown bread.. I made Blueberry Scones and Brown Spelt Bread and Brown seeded bread..we chatted while everything was in the oven and then it was time for the " Taste Test " and i must say i was blown away with the results..i found it hard to believe they tasted so good..i came home with scones and brown bread and the recipes.. As someone who can barely find their way round a Kitchen i really recommend Kates Baking Experience to anyone who is looking for something a bit different on their Holiday or even as a gift for a Friend, or a fun thing to do for a couple of Friends. Kate is and a fantastic Hostess and is very chatty and knowledgeable and has a great sense of humour..most of all i feel i can bake something now..10\10More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 10 November 2019

If you are interested in making scones and bread, this little experience is for you. Our day started out by taking the 51 bus to Kilcolgin where we were picked up by Kate at the bus stop. We introduces ourselves on the way to her...AirBnB establishment, and were welcomed into her very own kitchen. Before we knew it, we were hands deep into flour and butter on our way to making the lightest and fluffiest scones ever! Each of us made different a different flavour so we had a taste test to look forward to. Kate guided us step by step and patiently answered some of the wildest questions from us as we learned the feel and the techniques of keeping everything light. As our scones were placed in the oven to bake, we started right into our bread making exercise. One was a millet bread and an the others were variations of brown breads. When we had our pans loaded, it was time to sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labour. Drinking tea and enjoying great conversation, the conclusion was unanimous - the scones were truly the lightest and fluffiest ever! Our breads were a delight. When all was said and done, our labours were packed and Kate drove us back to Oranmore where she had clients waiting at her cafe and just in time for us to catch our bus back to Galway. An experience that anyone would enjoy!.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 21 October 2019 via mobile

I scheduled a Baking Class for me and my 20y.o. son. Kate invited us to her lovely home, where we met her dog Coco! 🐶 We has a blast learning to make scones ( I made orange, my son did raisin) and brown bread and...spelt bread. Kate puts you right at ease and treats you like family. All the recipes are written to take home, as well as tips on how to modify as you want. We enjoyed our scones with tea ☕️ in the warmth of her kitchen. I highly recommend this class for: a) anyone who wants to learn to bake, b)anyone who wants to learn Irish baking/cooking, c) experienced bakers who want to expand their skills, d) groups looking for something to do, and e) anyone who likes to eat! We had a lovely time, and highly recommend this experience!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

Spent a few hours baking wonderful breads with Kate in her beautiful home. She is personable and a great cook!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 15 August 2019

We spent some quality family time baking scones and brown bread at Kate's lovely home near her cafe in Oranmore with my daughter, son in law and grandkids ages 10 and 7. Kate was a wonderful hostess and instructor! The lavender and orange scones were...suprisingly tasty; the blueberry and cranberry scones did not disappoint! Thank you, Kate, for a wonderful family expierence! Regards to Coco, too!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Yes, Kate’s Place Café offers takeaway services.

Yes, Kate’s Place Café offers delivery services.

Yes, Kate’s Place Café is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Kate’s Place Café is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4