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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” (107 reviews)
“scones” (45 reviews)
“salad” (45 reviews)
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Irish, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Abbey Steet, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We popped into the cafe on a rainy afternoon. We were lucky to get a table straight away, the cafe is quite small, so be prepared to wait. We had already had lunch, so we had tea, hot chocolate and cake. The service was quick...More

Thank Pluv
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The good news is that this restaurant serves the best food and the ambiance is magnificent. We loved the seafood chowder and the fish cakes. In fact, for the rest of the trip I tried to find equally good chowder and cakes.... a great place...More

Thank BASTripper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place only has a few tables so if you go around noon time you will beat the crowd. The menu is printed on a large chalk board of about 7-8 items. I chose the tuna melt that was very good, which came with a...More

Thank Jim L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice little place with good selection for lunch. We had the tuna sandwich and it was just delicious. The deserts are all home made and were yummy!! Coffee was good, excellent Cortado. The service was great, very friendly. We sure will return there to...More

Thank Orna P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While driving through Cong, we spotted this beautiful little place and decided to go inside through the welcoming half door. Food, service and variety were excellent, all served up by a friendly waitress. Do call if you are passing.

Thank Johndefender110
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just had breakfast here and I have to say it was one of the best breakfasts we have had anywhere. The hungry monk is cosy and welcoming and you definitely won’t leave hungry!! From cook breakfast to coffee and cake everything is locally...More

Thank Becs674
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cafe had a nice selection of foods, fresh breads, and excellent service. They were able to accommodate allergies.

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This place has good sandwiches and you can get a good meal at a fair price. The place was fairly busy when we were there which is always a good sign. The staff was also friendly.

Thank JeanneS581
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I had goats cheese salad with hazelnuts and a berry dressing. Delicious. My favourite meal in Ireland

Thank KH_KitKat
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great little cafe. We just stopped in for coffees and a sweet treat without realizing how close to lunchtime it was, but they were still happy to seat us. Our scones and cakes were delicious, and the coffee is pretty good too....More

Thank homebird1979
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, 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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