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“Family friendly food for all ages” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Doolin Cafe

Doolin Cafe
Ranked #9 of 26 Restaurants in Doolin
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Cafe, European, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We at Doolin Café aim to provide healthy food options for people. We serve breakfast which is oven baked consists of the full irish, scramble eggs with a choice of sides, eggs benedict or florentine, gluten free pancakes and kids breakfast waffles. Our lunch options consists of homemade soups, fresh seasonal salads, savoury and sweet treats as well as gluten free options. On Friday and Saturday evenings we host a purely pasta night from 7pm to 9pm with gluten free pasta available. We try to cater to all needs and for families. Everything is fresh and produced in house
Lahinch, Clare, Ireland
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3 reviews
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“Family friendly food for all ages”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

It is so liberating to go to a restaurant where the kids can have anything off the menu without paying through the nose or being offered the usual (horrible) chicken nuggets selection. The staff in the Doolin Cafe offer top quality, healthy options. Today the particular favourites were the wasabi mushy peas and the lamb shank. The Doolin Cafe is the first place I think of when I want to eat good food and today was no exception. I would not hesitate to bring and send anyone looking for an excellent meal here.

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Thank Jo H
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Best chips (fries) in Ireland!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

When the sun stays out until 11:00 PM in the summer time, it's easy to get confused about what time it is while your out viewing the Cliffs of Moher. This happened to us and we found ourselves hungry at 10:00 PM and without a place to dine. All of the pubs and restaurants in town close promptly at 10:00. Once we discovered this, we raced back and forth to each place, praying someone was still open. We found the Doolin Café, which is super cute, and they were just getting ready to close. The sweet waitress went to the chef and asked if he could make us a sandwich to-go, and he so nicely helped us out!! We were so very grateful to them....we would have been starving all night long! The sandwich just so happened to be delicious!! Then to make it EVEN better, he made us each a side of chips that were the best we've ever had!!! Thin little strips of fresh cut potatoes, that were perfectly salted with sea salt! So so good!! Thank you to the Doolin Café and the sweet folks who work there for not only helping us when we got in a bind, but also having delicious food!!

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Thank Sarah Marie B
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doolin
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“Amazing food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

Best breakfast I've eaten! The quality of ingredients used, flavours and value for money..not just you're average irish breakfast. Definitely a must if in doolin...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Home Cooked Excellence”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

Just called in for a quick lunch and stayed for much of the afternoon. What a lovely place to idle an afternoon away in Ireland it is too. Beautiful home cooked (kids loved seeing the chef popping out to pick thyme growing in the pot next to our table!) lunch with some lovely touches (home made ketchup and chutneys). We even bought a tee-shirt so that we could truly say it..........You'd be missing out if you didn't pop in on the way to see the Doolin Stalactite! Enjoy!

  • Visited July 2013
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“The most amazing breakfast i have ever had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

An absolutely wonderful café. Me and my boyfriend both had breakfasts and we both were ranting and raving about it for days. Best breakfast we have ever eaten. Everything was so perfect and delicious also well priced for what we got. Make sure you get down do Doolin café as you will not be disappointed :)

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Thank Abigail H
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