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Cafe Serendipity

#33 of 484 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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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Leisurely rendezvous

Had dinner at Café Serendipity last week. Having enjoyed several lunches at this venue, I decided to try it out for dinner and I wasn't disappointed. From the most helpful waiter through starter of garlic bread, beef medallions for main course and the most delicious berry trifle, it was superb... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
Kittythehare27
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Cork, Ireland
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Cork, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Had dinner at Café Serendipity last week. Having enjoyed several lunches at this venue, I decided to try it out for dinner and I wasn't disappointed. From the most helpful waiter through starter of garlic bread, beef medallions for main course and the most delicious berry trifle, it was superb! Compliments to the chef!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This little cafe has it all! The coffee was of excellent quality and the food was of the same caliber. The little cafe had a warm and inviting atmosphere. It has a beautiful outdoor back patio that I unfortunately use because it was poring rain when I visited. I will be going back for seconds in the morning. There french... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I stopped by here for a sandwich and a cup of tea. Charming cafe with great fresh food, a little pricey but you can tell the food is of good quality and worth the extra. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. Will be back.

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Two Bridges, Devon, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved the food, but was glad I was not in a hurry as the wait-staff seemed to be all over the place, but never to my table. I'd go back, but leave myself plenty of time and bring a book!

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County Cork, Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I come here all the time with my mother and it is religiously brilliant, the specials are always exciting and original and we love it

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phillystravels
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101 reviews 101 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited on a Saturday night for a birthday treat Staff were lovely and very efficient Had asked for a warm table and that's what we got which was comfy as it was a cold night outside Food was very good Seafood chowder and fish cakes for starters which were gorgeous Beef medallions and hake for mains were great too Risotto... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Back in Serendipity for the second Sunday in a row. What a great place to relax and enjoy excellent food, served by a fab team. Well done guys Full Irish last week , Fillet Steak this week, both equally delicious I might have to come back next week a make it a hat-trick Keep up the great work Tony &... More 

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Cork
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had brunch on Sunday: eggs benedict are excellent! nice Irish breakfast and nice French toast (maple syrup could be less watery). The place is a gem: warm and cosy with outdoor seating in the front (but on a busy road) and at the back. The only problem was the service. I booked the table two days before but when... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?