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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” (28 reviews)
“cakes” (11 reviews)
“coffee cake” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Soups, Irish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
18 Main Street, Buncrana, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 Marie W
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
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • 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
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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