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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” (108 reviews)
“scones” (47 reviews)
“salad” (46 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 3 days ago via mobile

This is a lovely, small character local eatery in a very appealing little town. We visited for breakfast as soon as the cafe opened at 10am. We appreciated the choice between menu items and the baked goods displayed on the counter. The porridge was delicious...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited Ireland 20 plus years ago, and everything but the food was awesome. This time we had a wonderful surprise with great food. The Hungry Monk has fresh delicious food. Friendly service, really good food. Highly recommended!

Thank 121,617
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe is very small and the staff and not very friendly. Is not a place I would recommend. They were out of many items we ordered as well.

Thank marylou72
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always recommend this place to my customers traveling ireland!! Excellent service!! I always go for the salad called "all things nice!" Always one to look forward to!! Really delicious and also healthy! Went for the special today of fish fingers in Waterford Blaa! Was really...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch while in Cong. Had some lovely salads and nice deserts. Good value for money. Couldn't fault the place.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fab spot! Such a friendly warm welcome for us today. We were on a corrib cruise and stopped off in Cong for lunch, following previous positive reviews on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, from home baking and...More

1  Thank an n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant came recommended by a local and we took them up on it. So glad we did. Quite a small place but a lot of charm. Menu is written a a large blackboard. I got the impression that it changes daily. Everything was home...More

Thank Trish A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Cong in 2013 and found the Hungry Monk Cafe right in the heart of town. It is quaint and cute from the outside and cozy and homey on the inside. You must try both the food and the tea or coffee that...More

Thank Keith A
Reviewed 13 June 2018

My sister and I had to switch from golf plans to a drive through part of Connemara and stopped here after reading Trip Advisor. It is in a charming old building with a double door. We ordered the tomato soup with fresh rosemary and the...More

1  Thank Elisabeth F
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Had a lovely lunch with mostly local and fresh ingredients, the restaurant was extremely busy which didn’t seem to effect the staff who where friendly and efficient

Thank Geoff L
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Diane E
21 September 2017|
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Response from Blueeyesdv | Reviewed this property |
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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