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Cafe Gusto

#96 of 471 Restaurants in Cork
#111 of 550 Places to Eat in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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3 Washington Street, Cork, Ireland
21 425 4446
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
1st Rate Coffee

First things first: Cafe Gusto makes excellent coffee. On top of that, this tiny cafe makes a fair sandwich but quietly excels at light evening meals that are perfect for a quick bite or a leisurely meal over a chat. The people are uniformly lovely, too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
SabrinaDent
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First things first: Cafe Gusto makes excellent coffee. On top of that, this tiny cafe makes a fair sandwich but quietly excels at light evening meals that are perfect for a quick bite or a leisurely meal over a chat. The people are uniformly lovely, too.

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Thank SabrinaDent
Ireland
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

This unassuming little place makes a great sandwich and a lovely cup of coffee. I enjoyed a freshly baked muffin too that was only a few hours old judging by the freshness, I'll be back again.

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Thank Sean F
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Good coffee and a really nice tomato and pesto breakfast sandwich on very tasty bread. Nice cosy cafe and quick, friendly service

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Thank Sorcha D
Dalmine, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

I went in to have my breakfast and I ordered a cake. They brought me a cake with mold inside: it was quite "old".

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2 Thank Cristiano B
Sligo, Ireland
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Awesome food in a fAbulous setting at unbelievably low prices. Can't wait to visit again. N definitely won't be skipping dessert.

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Thank sehar2015
belfast
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had a fantastic breakfast in here porridge & granola to die for, coffee super also has a really nice vibe and nice staff

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Thank erminza
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Gusto is always great. The menu caters for those who want wholesome and delicious food at a reasonable price. They must be running things very well to achieve such quality for the price, but you have to admire the commitment and the consisticy. The surroundings are elegant and sophisticated yet relaxing and simple. Service is excellent, staff are exemplary. Lovely... More 

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2 Thank Sawltysoul
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited cafe gusto in the evening with a friend, when we first arrived it was very quiet so we were surprised that after ordering and paying for a glass of wine we actually had to return to the counter to have it served to us, the waitress who took the order was in the back of the cafe chatting. Service... More 

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1 Thank Gwen C
Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

One of my favourite restaurants. Fresh ingrediants and a mix of everything. The central location is handy. The restaurant staff are very friendly and chilled-out and the bring your own wine is a nice evening addition (Corkage is €5). Gusto also does nice wines itself and the ambience is chilled out and not formalised. The spanish meatballs are amazing. Recently... More 

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Thank Patrick C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We have been going to Gusto on Washington Street for a number of years so a review was well over due. This is a great place for both lunch and dinner. The food is fresh, tasty and interesting. There is a strong Mediterranean & North African influence to the menu. The regular menu is very comprehensive and the specials have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Washington Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork>  > Centre
  • Neighborhood: Centre
  • Phone Number: 21 425 4446

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13
  • Cuisine: Irish, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Fusion
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?