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The Hungry Monk Cafe

Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
+353 85 116 1143
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (99 reviews)
“scones” (43 reviews)
“salad” (32 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived on a busy Saturday with four adults and two small children. As the cafe was pretty full we were asked to call back in 30 mins and a table would be reserved which is totally understandable. When we came back we enjoyed a...More

Thank Shane F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Cong to see Cong Abbey and Ashford Castle and decided to get lunch while there. Rick Steve's recommended this restaurant in his book and it was absolutely wonderful! The servers were very nice and the food was wonderful. Great value for a...More

Thank eweth13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at this restaurant of a hot choccy and cake/apple pie. Was all lovely and tasty and what hot chocolate, really really nice. Well worth having a meal here and the staff are great, really friendly

Thank gasjack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food friendly prompt service, food is cooked well and the local soda bread very tasty. Although small the service is very good and all customers seemed to be served quickly.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Flexible warm service. Baked goats cheese with BlackBerry coulis delicious. Best Brown bread all weekend..that includes Galway and Mayo😎

Thank john h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought a sandwich to go. They offered us water and a seat whilst they kindly heated the sandwich up. The service here was amazing

Thank Barb M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We (4 of us) stopped for lunch while visiting Cong. Food was very good, ambiance pleasant, staff friendly and attentive. Only down side was the "tight quarters" .... but then it did feel like we had dropped in to a friends country kitchen for a...More

Thank exhibernian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had breakfast 3 out of the 4 mornings we were staying in Cong. Wonderful food and lovely service. Definitely give it a try!

Thank nix2608
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint & popular Cafe. Excellent choice of food from Homemade Cakes to the Daily Changing Menu. First Class! Staff are very easy going, friendly & nothing us too much trouble. Popular with locals too!

Thank dollydooze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only popped in here for a coffee as we had already eaten, but the food looks very good, we found this cafe to be very friendly and would definitely go back to eat on your next visit

Thank MichaelOSha
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Nearby Attractions
Ashford Castle
380 reviews
.73 km away
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315 reviews
.06 km away
Statue of John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara
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.15 km away
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Diane E
21 September 2017|
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Response from Blueeyesdv | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, don't know.
Frank A
20 March 2015|
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Response from HungryMonk20142014 | Property representative |
Hi. Thanks for your query. You can just show up or just to be sure of a table, pop in to us just before your tour. We are a couple of doors down from the museum.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Cong
  • Phone Number: +353 85 116 1143
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