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The Wholy Grain

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2 Washington Street, Cork, Ireland
021-4278008
Today
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Takeout

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  • 8
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good For Quick Coffee

Dropped in late afternoon today for a quick coffee , scone and sandwich with my boyfriend. The service was really good my coffee was made as soon as i ordered and i also got a scone and the butter/jam was handily at the till to grab . The coffee was really good but the scone was only ok. My... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
niamhs456
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Cork, Ireland
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I didn't enjoy my experience here at all. Its dark and drab inside and there is no atmosphere in my opinion. I had watery soup which was allegedly potato and leek and soda bread that contained an overpowering amount of soda! I couldn't eat it nor could i drink the coffee which was far too strong and bitter. On a... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Nice atmosphere , the staff was very friendly .Food was amazing, special sandwiche nr 1 on granary bread !!!! We definitely will be back :)

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Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Dropped in late afternoon today for a quick coffee , scone and sandwich with my boyfriend. The service was really good my coffee was made as soon as i ordered and i also got a scone and the butter/jam was handily at the till to grab . The coffee was really good but the scone was only ok. My boyfriend... More 

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Blackrock, Dublin, Ireland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We popped in here for a quick bite to eat while visiting Cork city and the 3pm slump was hitting us. Service was OK, it was slightly slow but nothing that bothered us too much. We got Soup, a couple of sandwiches and some tea and a scone. Everything was nice, the bread on the sandwiches was lovely and they... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Do not go here. Awful customer service. Haven't had worse. Ran out of basics such as red & brown sauce for full Irish breakfast. No butter provided for toast. Seemed to be a real struggle for staff to provide wifi password. Strongly advise to avoid this place.

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10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Went here for breakfast with 5 people. The cafe was empty aside from us. We all ordered coffees and eggs on toast. We waited for over 25 minutes before we got any of our coffees and and our food arrived about 5 minutes after that. No apology or any comment about the delay from the staff. All of the poached... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Good place for a snack and coffee in a handy location in cork. Soup is especially nice! Get a window seat and gawk at the passers by while you munch your panini.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Wow, they don;t stint on the bread here. Stopped for breakfast and had scrambled egg on toast. The bread is lovely, toasts well and you get huge thick slices of it. Nice place for a hangover breakfast of a bit of lunch.

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17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

Awesome sandwich! Thick, chewy bread! I thoroughly enjoyed this sandwich! Prices were relatively cheap for the area

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I ordered coffees and pastries on our tea break. After 10 minutes of waiting for an Americano to arrive my girlfriend asked if it was nearly ready and received an abrupt reply from the girl with glasses and dark hair that it was nearly ready. Nearly 10 more minutes of waiting and we decided to get our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Washington Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighborhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: 021-4278008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 16
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?