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The Lily Rose

18 Main Street, Buncrana, Ireland
+353 74 936 1784
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (27 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
“coffee cake” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Soups, Irish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
18 Main Street, Buncrana, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 158 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely spot for breakfast or lunch with great staff and lovely food reasonably priced. worth a visit when in Buncrana.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

If you have 30 minutes to spare in a day visit here, grab a tea/coffee and a slice of cake and you won’t be disappointed. It’s unique old style feel and great service make each visit a unique one. My only pain point is the...More

Thank Shane P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Called in to the Lily Rose on a day trip round the Inishowen peninsula. Had 2 lovely coffees and a delicious scone. Staff very pleasant and all under 6€.

Thank Zaney72
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick snack with nine of us. One wheelchair user. The staff could not do enough for us,moved the tables and chairs so we could all sit in a Group and made sure room was left for the wheelchair user. We had...More

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Our party of four seniors were on a bus trip passing through Buncrana recently, and needed to find a lunch stop. We decided to try the Lily Rose, and were not disappointed. The coffee was the very best of the day. I ordered quiche which...More

Thank snelson39120
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Great selection and choice to suit all tastes. I had the veggie focaccia which was one of the tastiest alternatives to a sandwich I've had in a long time. Very friendly and efficient service. A warm welcome awaits you with food which will delight.

Thank MarieW2095
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Nipped in for brunch. Typical breakfasts on offer, but went for the breakfast in a bruchetta bap ....was not disappointed it was top notch delish!! Washed down with a proper cappuccino.... Staff were very friendly, with very efficient service. Excellent spot in Buncrana town centre.

Thank BelindaBelindaB
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Happy staff Happy place Happy people with Lovely food Homemade cakes etc Family run, very quaint cafe

Thank MariaTheresa2016
Reviewed 8 May 2018

I have visited Buncrana often but never dropped in the Lily Rose, what a pleasant surprise Bright and clean, great menu and reasonable cost, lovely coffee only beat by the banter from the cheerie staff in particular Leza-great find, will be back

Thank batara776
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

On holiday in buncrana to visit family been in the Lily rose twice service was excellent and the food has been delishes thank you

Thank mdpg31
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Main Street, Buncrana, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  County Donegal  >  Buncrana
  • Phone Number: +353 74 936 1784
The Lily Rose is a beautifully decorated cafe right in the heart of Buncrana's bustling Main Street. Serving only the finest of locally sourced ingredients and the nicest coffee in town, it is the perfect little retreat from your normal daily life. Breakfast is served daily from 9 am until 12.00 which you can choose from the Lily's full irish or a simple bagel with scrambled eggs.Lunch time you can choose one of the specialty sandwich "The Rose" or you can choose your own filling either in bread, a bagel, a wrap or even focaccia. There is also the finest home made soup with the most wonderful homemade bread. If none of the above makes your mouth water then we also serve delicious homemade quiche or lasagne with a huge side salad.While you sit and relax you can stay refreshed wit the "nicest tea in Inishowen" served from delightful little pots with real tea leafs. Or if your a coffee lover then The Lily Rose have Java Republic at hand. Making tasty Americanos , lattes, cappuccinos and even hot chocolates we cover it all.. Fresh from the oven every day we have your sweet tooth sorted. We bake scones, cakes and delicious Carmel squares to name but a few. Feel free to pop in, stay a while and relax. We hope you enjoy our cafe and our food
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