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“Won't be back...”
Review of Corner Note Cafe

Corner Note Cafe
Ranked #15 of 29 Restaurants in Dalkey
Price range: US$0 - US$39
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Corner Note Cafe is situated in the lovely heritage town of Dalkey, Co. Dublin. We aim to provide restaurant quality food in a beautiful cafe setting. For tourists and locals alike, we provide the fastest free and open wifi in Dalkey, possibly Ireland. You can take a look around the Corner Note Cafe through the virtual tour on our website.
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

We've visited this place before and to be fair didn't have any complaints.. It's a nice spot to have brekky outside in the sun. We ordered the eggs and pulled ham and when it came actually couldn't believe the miniscule amount of ham on the breakfast. Literally about 2 fork fulls worth of ham, it looked as if they had ran out and we were getting the last little bit that they could scrape together (and the prices aren't exactly cheap). We actually asked the waitress if we could get some more ham. She took our plates away and 5 minutes later the grumpy owner brought our plates back and threw them down in front of us without saying one word. Funnily enough there was still hardly any ham on the breakfast! We aren't greedy people but the potions we were served was just pure stingy!
We ate up (which took all of 2 minutes due to the tiny portion) and left asap. Will definitely not be returning!!

3  Thank SeshB21
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

To be greeted by - " do you just want coffee as this is not a coffee shop" by the very grumpy owner. We did stay for breakfast but will never go again. The breakfast was good but unfortunately the attitude of the owner leaves a very sour taste. As soon as we finished our meal the grumpy lady grabbed our plates and cutlery. It was a shock to have them grabbed so quickly and made us feel that we had to exit ASAP. There are plenty of places to eat in Dalkey where one is greeted pleasantly.

9  Thank joanmurphy
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Great location and able to sit outside and enjoy the weather and people watch. Menu varied and caters for everyone. Busy place and I am sure visited regularly by locals.
Service was fast and food tasty and not too badly priced.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

A friend and I went to the Corner Note last Saturday as the outdoor seating was bathed in beautiful spring sunshine. We had had a few disappointments here before but the sun won our hearts. I went inside to check that it was okay to take the last remaining table outside to be told that they were closing ( before 3pm). Then I was asked if it was for lunch and I agreed so was told we could stay. When we went to select a salad we were told that all that area of the menu was finished. Then we went for a sandwich.... no sandwiches either! So literally half the choices were not available. My friend opted as a third choice for cannelloni and I had the egg florentine. Both were fine.
I get the feeling they are doing me a favor when I go to this cafe and that I should be grateful! Why does the website say that it closes at 5pm? We were the last customers although quite a number of people were looking for a table when we were there. Not the first this has happened. Why can't customers just have a coffee if that's what they want? I reckon we will all get fed up of this little gem if attitudes don't become more business like.

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1  Thank Coleen O
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We had passed by this establishment many times on our visits to Dalkey, and had often said we would give it a try, so we got our chance yesterday. It was a bitterly cold Bank Holiday Monday and the heat that greeted us at the door was most welcome. Unfortunately the lady who met us at the door wasn’t quite as welcoming; she was rather abrasive and we see from other reviews that she is the owner. How embarrassing if that’s what greets visitors and tourists when they go for something to eat! We did think it odd that we were asked what we wanted before we sat down though, and noticed that the couple who came in behind us were asked the same thing. We now know from reading other reviews that this is because some customers are looking for coffee only, and this is not a coffee shop. Very odd really, because the impression that’s given from the outside is that it is a coffee shop. We were having brunch as it happened, so we took our seats and enjoyed the rays of sun that streamed in the window right on top of us. This is really a nice cosy little place which is on two levels, and there was a roaring log fire in a room down the steps that threw heat up to where we were. We ordered two sandwiches – Fishy Tale and Chicken Caesar, along with a coffee and a tea. Whilst we waited for our brunch to arrive, we took in the surroundings. There was a collection of snow-shakers on a shelf behind the bar, some gorgeous charcoal pictures on the walls, very interesting photographs of the general location, and a visitors book to sign, if you so wish. There were newspapers and magazines for the perusal of customers, and whilst the tables are really very close together, we didn’t mind at all – we think it added to the charm. ‘Charm’ however is not a word we would use to describe the owner, she went around with a scowl on her face the whole time. Our sandwiches were absolutely to die for and were served on deliciously nutty and crunchy toasted brown bread. Both were served with a small fresh side salad. All in all, a good experience, the young serving staff were very pleasant (unlike the owner), value was good, the toilets were clean, and we would love to try this place in the summer and sit outside in the fresh air. We will be back when the weather improves and sample something else from the menu. And yes – we did sign the visitor’s book before we left.

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1  Thank DubTwosome
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