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Cafe Serendipity

#30 of 487 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: 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Popped in here for breakfast - exceptional quality. Attentive service, wide ranging menu, large portions, good price. Must try for all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
AmyAllen1980
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Popped in here for breakfast - exceptional quality. Attentive service, wide ranging menu, large portions, good price. Must try for all.

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Newark, DE
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

We stayed in the river lee hotel and right opposite was the serendipity café we had a great breakfast for two for €17. the price of one meal at the River Lee hotel. You can't go wrong!

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was my first time visiting this lovely restaurant. It is really a hidden gem in Cork City and I would highly recommend any one visiting Cork City or the locals to experience the fabulous food available here. I had been in the City with a friend and was looking forward to having breakfast on a lovely sunny morning. I... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I would highly recommend this restaurant, the staff were extremely patient as I asked about the menu, the restaurant is pretty bright, the service is great ,bonus points for the food, I would eat here again.

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Limerick, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Arrived in Restaurant to being the only booking , very friendly staff, good menu choice and a nice relaxed musical atmosphere, food was excellent, couldnt fault the food it would have been nice to have a few more people in there, would definatley go back.

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Cork, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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