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Cafe Serendipity

#31 of 455 Restaurants in Cork
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 2410466
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
Description: Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Tuesday to...
Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Tuesday to Saturday. We are a modern Cafe on the Western Road in Cork City Opp River Lee Hotel. We serve Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. Morning Coffee and treats and Afternoon Tea and Treats. Scones served with Jam and Cream. All made for you, by us in our Kitchen at Serendipity."Fresh Homemade Food" Call in to see us anytime.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Qualnt Coffee/Sandwich Shop, Excellent Service

Our B&B owners recommended this for lunch and we were very pleased. We had just arrived in Cork and wanted something quickly, so we could explore the city. They have a rear terrace, with only about 5 tables, that is was from the road noise and very pleasant. We had fresh sandwiches and soup and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our B&B owners recommended this for lunch and we were very pleased. We had just arrived in Cork and wanted something quickly, so we could explore the city. They have a rear terrace, with only about 5 tables, that is was from the road noise and very pleasant. We had fresh sandwiches and soup and all was delicious. The service... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had the pleasure to eat breakfasts here two days in a row - I simply could not get enough of the eggs Benedict/eggs florentine combo - toasted ciabatta bread with spinach, rashers of bacon and perfectly executed poached eggs. Yummy. The full Irish breakfast was generous and filling. Friendly service. One complaint tho, I would prefer to listen to... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We loved Cafe Serendipity so much we ate there twice. Amazing food. Great Staff. And they make the best gluten-free bread in-house.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

menu had good choices and serving was pretty quick! Cleanliness was good also. They also serve lunch which is handy if yu dont want to gout for lunch.

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cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I often drive up western road, but never noticed this place, however I was invited there by a friend and had a fabulous evening, fantastic food with great staff, it was a 10 out of 10 meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Delicious food, happy delightful staff, great ambience, honest prices, exceptional value for money. I will go back.

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Ennis, Clare, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I eat out a lot for lunch and came in here as a result of a review in a newspaper. It is a bright, airy , very friendly place with very very nice staff. The menu is quirky; local as much as possible with something for everyone and fairly priced. Coffee is delicious. The thick white cuts of bread are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This cafe was on my list of Sunday brunch spots to visit. Poached eggs with salmon and spinach on ciabatta. Ciabatta reminded me very much of the multiseed panini for sale in aldi and was very average. The hollandaise sauce was nice. The service was the real downfall. We sat for over a half an hour with empty plates and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Serendipity is a small restaurant near the main entrance to UCC across the River Lee from the nearby River Lee Hotel. The menu was varied, the place was open relatively late, the food both tasty and artistically presented, and the service was timely. Nothing went wrong and we were cajoled into sharing an apple crumble at the end.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The food was okay. The staff was friendly, but forgetful. They left the eggs off two of our orders and entirely forgot to bring out our youngest child's breakfast. Once we asked about it, they quickly made it and brought it to him.

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Address: 30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 2410466
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
Cuisine: Irish

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 2410466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Description

Since October 2012 we are now serving Dinner from 6pm to close Tuesday to Saturday. We are a modern Cafe on the Western Road in Cork City Opp River Lee Hotel. We serve Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch. Morning Coffee and treats and Afternoon Tea and Treats. Scones served with Jam and Cream. All made for you, by us in our Kitchen at Serendipity."Fresh Homemade Food" Call in to see us anytime.

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