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Cafe Serendipity

#26 of 472 Restaurants in Cork
Certificate of Excellence
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30 Palace View | Western Road, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 2410466
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Excellent food, great service. Have had breakfast, lunch and dinner here numerous times and I've never been disappointed. It's well with taking the trip slightly out of the city to pay a visit. Reasonably priced and the patio area out the back is beautiful in the sunshine.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Excellent food, great service. Have had breakfast, lunch and dinner here numerous times and I've never been disappointed. It's well with taking the trip slightly out of the city to pay a visit. Reasonably priced and the patio area out the back is beautiful in the sunshine.

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Clarksdale, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Found this place across the street from the hotel we stayed at. It was a nice quaint little place with a wonderful breakfast. I had the French Toast and my daughter had the pancakes. OMG just marvelous.The daughter waits the tables in the morning and she was so pleasant. We loved it so much we went back the next day... More 

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Golden, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Close to our B&B, food was excellent and there were many tasty items to chose from. I had a seafood platter that was beautiful to look at and also tasted amazing.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This restaurant is right opposite The River Lee and we picked it because it was busy and thought it might be more reasonable priced than the hotel, but I don,t think there was much difference but the food was excellent.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

i'am a regular and i find the staff so friendly, the food gr8. The paved area front and back catches the sun nicely at different times of the day

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?