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Cafe Serendipity

#27 of 449 Restaurants in Cork
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 2410466
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Smashing eggs

We were staying in the riverlee hotel and looking for a place that did all day breakfast. Stumbled across this place a few steps from the hotel and it was epic! The staff were really friendly and accommodating to us ordering slightly outside what was on the menu. Had poached eggs on homemade... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were staying in the riverlee hotel and looking for a place that did all day breakfast. Stumbled across this place a few steps from the hotel and it was epic! The staff were really friendly and accommodating to us ordering slightly outside what was on the menu. Had poached eggs on homemade soda bread and mushrooms. The bread was... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were staying in a B&B in Cork and were told to try Serendipity. They don't serve beer but their limited wine list has a few nice drops. The food was the biggest surprise, it was sensational for the price! The service was very good as well. Worth trying if you are in Cork

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

It didn't wow us food-wise, but the back patio is a really nice spot to enjoy lunch on a sunny day. The service was very good, very friendly.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We stumbled upon this eatery while strolling Cork City. We were drawn in by the 3 course early bird meal for 23 Euros apiece. This was quite the deal as the food was outstanding. Unique dishes. Hubby thoroughly enjoyed his East Indian style beef dish and the grilled, veggie loaded goat cheese topped tart that I selected was fabulous and... More 

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Cork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Recently celebrated a 21st birthday with three generations of our family. The service and food were excellent , nothing was too much trouble . The birthday cake was yummy🎂

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Ate here two mornings in a row it was that good. Great coffee, great full Irish, and great French toast. We really enjoyed the ambiance and the service was seller. And very well priced and they take cards.

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Came by here on our way out of Cork after a couple days at the River Lee Hotel across the street. Tuesday morning and it was quiet. Speedy service and tasty food at reasonable prices. Eggs Benedict was solid, get the spinach and bacon combo. We also had the pancakes which were closer to a crepe in our breakfast spectrum,... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

First of all, they opened up for us half an hour early for dinner because we were soaked in the rain. The risotto with homemade smoked chicken is to die for. Fish and chips was crispy and flavourful. One of the only places in the neighbourhood that seems family friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

great location, off the beaten track and really nice staff. Food was excellent quality and nothing was a problem - already looking forward to returning

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Quick and friendly service, beautiful food nicely presented. Not open every day which was a shame. Would definitely go there again.

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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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