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13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 868 1695
08:30 - 17:00
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Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Brilliant friendly staff beautifully home cooked food , delighted we stumbled in from the rain will be on the stop list next trip

Thank Annabelle G
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buzzy vibe here with great good as well. Friendly staff here ss well. I have only had breakfast here but there is a very different and interesting selection of options

Thank Declan D
Madison, Wisconsin
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220 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full disclosure: this was not our original plan for lunch. Since we could not locate the place we wanted to visit, we settled on The Pantry. In the end, we were glad we couldn’t find the other place. The decor here is simply charming, the staff was warm and welcoming, and the food was quite good. If you’re in Portlaoise,... More 

Thank SuperTed19
Cork, Ireland
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for coffee and cake recently and although I don't usually review cafes, I was so impressed I thought I had to mention it. The staff here are all very friendly and the cake and coffee was delicious.

Thank ShirleyIreland
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi ShirleyIreland Your review is very much appreciated - thanks for taking the time. We are delighted to have very recently changed to serve 3fe coffee and its great that you love it as much as we do :) More 

County Laois, Ireland
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79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

I love the food here , they cater for vegetarians and have a lovely array of salads and deserts. The decor is lovely ,

Thank bridandtom
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Thanks so very much Bridandtom for your kind review which we value. Appreciate your custom lovely comments regarding the food and decor. More 

Tipperary, Ireland
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233 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Friendly local street lunch restaurant with good family vibe and excellent plain food. Seems all cooked on premises or by friends nearby.

Thank Paul H
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Paul Thank you for visiting the Pantry and for taking time to share your kind review. Your tastebuds are indeed correct - all cooking and baking is done on our own premises. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Enniscorthy, Ireland
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Stopped by here last Sat, just in need of coffee and cake. My God, to die for carrot cake was delivered to me with delicious coffee while my husband had a tasty chicken wrap. This is a gorgeous place to enjoy a bit, in a lovely square in Portlaoise.

Thank Kay D
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Kay D Thanks to you and your husband for stopping by. We're very grateful for your kind feedback and hope to welcome you back before too long. More 

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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely little cafe in the centre of portlaoise town. Very wide selection.of food indeed. Have visited seldom over the last few months but it's always good

Thank cidsgym
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Cidsgym, We strive hard to ensure consistently high quality in all areas of the customer experience and its very nice therefore to have earned your kind praise in this regard. Hope we have an opportunity to welcome you back again soon. More 

County Laois, Ireland
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Have eaten here numerous times. My only complaint (and it's not really a complaint) is that it's very hard to get a seat during lunchtime. This will tell you how popular the place is. Food is fresh and tasty. Love the breakfast - if they could do an all day Saturday breakfast that would be great as I don't always... More 

Thank laoisgirl2016
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Laoisgirl2016 Firstly, thank you for your repeat custom & kind feedback - which are much appreciated. We're a little time-pressed on Saturdays to extend breakfast service time as the days lunchtime work swiftly becomes the next kitchen priority .... but may I suggest the toasted 'maple bacon ciabatta' (for an optional breakfast-y fix?). More 

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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Visited the cafe with 2 work colleagues on our way back to Dublin on Monday. Although it was after the normal lunch time they still had an excellent choice available. Our mains were excellent and included salads on the side, as were the desserts (especially the carrot cake). It's a really nice cafe and the staff were very friendly (they... More 

Thank Dub-Ireland-Visitor
Ladonna M, Owner at The Pantry, responded to this review

Hi Dub-Ireland-Visitor We are delighted that you came upon The Pantry recently and are so very pleased to read your kind feedback. So, did you send us that CV eh? .... :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$9
Irish, Cafe, European, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
09:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Market Square, Portlaoise, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Laois  >  Portlaoise
  • Phone Number: +353 57 868 1695
A taste of real home cooking and premium coffee (3fe) is on offer at The Pantry where every single menu item is prepared in our own kitchen by a small team of enthusiastic foodies. In addition to a wide range of fresh salads, customers enjoy savoury tartlets, frittatas, quiches, roulades, ciabattas, wraps, paninis, open sandwiches as well as hot lunch daily specials. Tasty gluten free preference catered for. Wellknown for outstanding home-baked pastries and cakes, this is a fulltime owner operated neighborhood eaterie where a warm welcome and friendly, efficient customer service is guaranteed. Did I mention that we also serve REALLY great coffee :)

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