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Cafe Serendipity

#31 of 474 Restaurants in Cork
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 2410466
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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  • 41
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A treasure!

Excellent atmosphere... Great staff....amazing food, This is a hidden gem I found by chance,unexpectedly...on Feb 6th 2015, Wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Richard C
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Cork, Ireland
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cork, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent atmosphere... Great staff....amazing food, This is a hidden gem I found by chance,unexpectedly...on Feb 6th 2015, Wonderful.

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Cork
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97 reviews 97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Serendipity - the joy of unexpected discoveries, and that is exactly what this cafe was. I was meeting a most intresting lady and gave up on a nearby hotel when we failed to get parking there, then wow, Cafe Serendipity. We were very lucky to get parking outside. Inside came as a pleasant surprise. I really enjoyed my coffee and... More 

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Cork, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

A hidden treasure. A lot of thought, preparation and care is apparent in the food on offer. Great value at €23 for three courses. Go it is a great restaurant!! Went with a group of friends eight in total and everyone in our group thoroughly enjoyed their meal.

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Eadestown, Kildare, Ireland
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

sound aul spot for the breakfast. Got an Eggs Benedict, 'twas one of the finest I've ever had. Had a drop of OJ on the side and, by god, was it fresh, wha? top quality restaurant, staff are bang on and the food is on point. I'd recommend it to anyone venturing down south to Cork city, fact.

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

My roommate and I always go to Cafe Serendipity. We stumbled upon it on our way to campus and finally went in. The food is so tasty and has such a good variety for being a small cafe. There are great breakfast and lunch options. I've had a few things on the menu and I'm always satisfied with any choice... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I read the previous reviews and tried the Rogan Josh here last Saturday afternoon. I chose chicken as opposed to beef and oh my god! It was so tasty and full of flavour, I absolutely loved it! Seriously everybody has got to try it!!

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Cork, Ireland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Had a work party here with 13 colleagues and it was fabulous. The staff couldn't have been any nicer and they were so helpful with all our various dietary requirements! Try the gluten free bread; superb!

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
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94 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Had two meals here during my week long business trip - both Lunch and Dinner. Food was excellent on both occasions; this is small cafe offering great personal service as well. Serendipity is directly across from the River Lee Hotel making it a "must" go to if you are staying at the River Lee.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I'm a frequent customer at Serendipity and I've never once left disappointed. The food is consistently outstanding (especially the chicken rogan josh) and the waitresses are so welcoming and friendly. The little mints at the till are also a nice touch.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very convenient for breakfast, whist staying at The River Lee Hotel, small very friendly , great food, had the porridge one morning and the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs the next, friendly staff, highly recommmend.

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Restaurant Details

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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