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The Lily Rose

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18 Main Street, Buncrana, Ireland
+353 74 936 1784
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (28 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“coffee cake” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Soups, Irish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
18 Main Street, Buncrana, Ireland
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

beautiful wee vintage type of tea rooms in the heart of town, the owner is a coffee conneseuir so the coffee is of a verey high standard....friendly staff and moderately priced..well worth a stop in the middle of a shopping day

Thank 85Michelle85
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

we came here as a group of around 12 & we all left very happy with our choice of place for lunch. Friendly welcoming staff & tasty freshly prepared sandwiches / cakes & drinks that we ordered. Even loose tea in a modern design teapot,...More

Thank JamzyW
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely quaint place to eat! Got vegetable soup and it was lovely. Everyone else liked their food also. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend stopping in here

Thank Carrie R
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Staff was very friendly and pleasant and food is Excellent too. Would recommend for the quick coffee and a bun or the lunch with family or friends.

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Live music on the evening we called in, only for drinks but food coming out looked really good. Definitely worth a vist

1  Thank Simon H
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We were on holidays from Kerry and called into the Lily Rose cafe. The food was great and the staff were really friendly. The service was really good and the food was fab. Their homemade brown bread was divine. I even bought a loaf to...More

Thank mariakerry
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Visited this wee cafe while recently in Buncrana. It is a pleasantly decorated place and the service very friendly, however the standard of the coffee (capucinno) and the pastries did not live up to this, the capucinno was boiling hot and the pastries were quite...More

1  Thank mikeBelfastTripper
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We were attracter to eat here primarily by the exterior or the restaurant. A delight to the eye and on entry it was a delight to the taste buds too! The beautiful flowers outside the coffee shop were more than complimented by the interior decor...More

1  Thank Portnooseamus
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful,quaint little coffee shop that serves delicious breakfasts,pastries and coffee.Their homemade brown bread is fabulous.Will definitely return.

Thank Dee D
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Great food! Lovely surroundings and very helpful and fun staff. Breakfast. Or lunch or anything in between fabulous!!

Thank judimcgaffin
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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