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The Mill Macswiney Quay, Bandon, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I decided to have a coffee and cake here one day - while standing waiting to get served the staff were engaged with conversations with other customers - These customers were sitting at the counter having coffee and the staff/owner glanced over to me a number of times as if to say I'm busy with my regulars and you are... More 

2 Thank PhilKateCasey
Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Great coffee and interesting books and cooking utensils for sale. Nice location by the river. Had coffee and a Danish pastry both of which were really excellent.

5 Thank Heinztoblert
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

whilst shopping around bandon , had coffee and some pretty decent lunch here. it is a mix between a gastro shop with cookbooks, utensils, wines and all and a caffe, they were really nice and they have a nice big table where everybody just joins in.. would recommend

5 Thank mattomahony1955
County Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

It is with huge curiosity I wonder why the proprietor of this establishment is so determined to make customers run in the opposite direction! It is quite hilarious! I have tried many times and will not return.

7 Thank JIL000
Level Contributor
28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

The shop has good if overpriced wares. The food is ok and the coffee is poor. It's the vitriol of the owner that disappoints most. There is no hello, lots of glaring and a sense that you are profoundly unwelcome. The only hope for this business if it develops a notoriety for this inexcusable behaviour.

5 Thank Gerard F
Dublin, Ireland
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Ruth Healy has found the right recipe with her shop on the quays in Bandon. We had beautiful carrot and caraway seed soup with freshly baked spelt bread and there is a fabulous deli counter. We stop here every August to stock up on dried fruit for our Christmas puddings. Highly recommended.

6 Thank woodsie9
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

This cafe never has any dairy alternative like soy or almond milk. I've gone in craving a cappuccino or hot chocolate and end up drinking a black tea. Also no food options for vegans.

Thank zara j
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I have been to this establishment a number of times and after my encounter today, I will not return. This is an example of just one of the number of bad experiences I've had there. I asked if i could taste some cheese- which she replied..why.. are you worried it will poison you?! She let me taste two out of... More 

7 Thank Natakane
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

It is pretty good, healthy, natural-ish food, but the prices you pay don't match the quality of the food or the service. The service could be a tad less begrudging.

3 Thank jac404
Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

Why is coffee so expensive in Bandon???? I recently purchased an espresso in Urru and asked the waitress for a little warm milk. She asked me for an extra 50 cent for the milk. Needless to say I told her to keep it. I would say over the years I was a reasonably good customer especially coming up to special... More 

1 Thank Pat C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Mill Macswiney Quay, Bandon, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Bandon

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