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Kennedy's Food Store

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Irish, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Delicatessen
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5 Fairview Strand, Fairview, D3 | The Hilltop Centre, Raheny, D5, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 833 1400
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Award winning, child friendly & customer focused community cafe. Our aim...
Award winning, child friendly & customer focused community cafe. Our aim is to provide fresh, locally sourced homecooked food with friendly efficient service in a relaxing neighbourhood environment.
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Small, but perfectly formed

Dropped into Fairview for breakfast while waiting for a repair on my car in a local garage. I had the full breakfast and a cappucino. Super-fresh ingredients and a choice of breads for toast, which was great. Would have loved to have lingered, but there isn't a lot of seating, so I felt I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
newgrange
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Dublin, Ireland
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The food was very nice, but too pricey for me. I had a lovely piece of quiche with herbs and a ciabatta with some of their lovely salads in it. But this came to €12.30. I was told that the quiche was €4.95 so the ciabatta must have been well over €7! Nice, but too pricey for me.

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Dropped into Fairview for breakfast while waiting for a repair on my car in a local garage. I had the full breakfast and a cappucino. Super-fresh ingredients and a choice of breads for toast, which was great. Would have loved to have lingered, but there isn't a lot of seating, so I felt I shouldn't deprive other people of a... More 

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Hi and thanks for taking the time to post a review! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your breakfast & coffee.... the most important meal of the day! Our good-to-order breakfast is something we love doing and I'm delighted that it hit the spot for you. We have extra seating upstairs btw and I hope we will see you... More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have been here a few times and have to say the food is great , very fresh and tasty. I find the staff very friendly, nice cosy seating area and a great pot of tea. Sandwiches start at €4.95 very reasonable.

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

That is a lovely review - thank you very much. You mention the things that we work hard to deliver for our customers (and which we genuinely love doing!) - quality food, friendly staff who want to look after our customers and good prices. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The cakes here are delicious and the staff are very pleasant. It's a small cafe but nice to sit outside on a sunny day on your visit to Fair view park.

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Hi Jessica, thank you for your review! We bake all our own desserts and also bread from scratch in our own kitchen. Eilis is our dedicated pastry chef and she really talented and loves her job. She will really love to hear your feedback. Thanks again and hope you will visit soon. More 

Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This was a much needed addition to Raheny. I love the food, but I find the staff extremely hit and miss. Some absolutely bend over back wards for you others are just lacking, rush you out of the place, never come back to you etc, abit annoying if you get toasat with no butter, tea with no milk.. I feel... More 

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Hi Johanna, thanks for the feedback. Niamh and I were disappointed and upset that you didn't have a good experience. We have worked out that we had some new staff training around the time of your last visit and this may have played a part in the points you raised. We would love to have a chat to you about... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I don't live in Dublin but have made a habit of eating lunch here whenever I'm passing through as I have friends living nearby. The food is always of a very high standard - simple, fresh and tasty and the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Delighted to hear that we are a regular pit-stop for you on your travels and that you are enjoying the food and service. Looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Thanks again and safe travels. More 

Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
239 helpful votes 239 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

I was surprised how busy this place was... Tight narrow wobbly tables and over priced dishes... I've enjoyed soup & ciabatta along with tea (Herbal) or coffee (cappuccino etc.) for €10... Recently... Great value, however Kennedys reckon for a poorly presented ciabatta at 5c less than €7 and a herbal tea at €3... I think someone is seeing the Celtic... More 

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

All feedback is welcome and we have always taken some learning from critical feedback. In this case, however, the review - which criticises the service, the furniture, the pricing and our produce - is so imbalanced as to make it difficult to take anything from it. More importantly, there are a number of inaccuracies in the review that need to... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I am a very regular customer in Kennedy's Food Store, Raheny and it never disappoints. The staff are really friendly and can't do enough for you. There is always a lovely atmosphere in the cafe. Kennedy's do a fantastic breakfast and there are specials every day. The food is freshly cooked and great quality. There is a great selection of... More 

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Sharon, thank you for your lovely complimentary review. Myself, Niamh, the team in the kitchen and the girls on the deli & the floor were delighted to read your comments. We are a happy bunch generally but your feedback meant we were beaming! We will keep doing our best to deliver the best for our customers. Thanks again and see... More 

Ireland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

I visited Kennedy's in Fairview when in Dublin last year visiting friends nearby. There was a fantastic selection of fresh salads and desserts. Everything looked delicious. I had hummus, salads, olives etc and it came with their own brown bread which was lovely. I bought some to take home as well as some pasta and olive oil. They have a... More 

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Thanks for your detailed and complimentary review. Its great to hear how much you enjoyed the food and that you found some items to take home. We are working on expanding our retail offering so delighted that it seems to be delivering for our customers. If there's anything that isn't currently stocked and which you would like to see stocked... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great food and coffee and food products and an excellent amenity in Fairview, however service is lacking slightly. The wait stuff don't seem to have any urgency about them, and the odd time when I pop in late they're only delighted to tell me I can't order anything. I really feel it's not living up to it's potential and could... More 

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TeamKennedys, Owner at Kennedy's Food Store, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to provide feedback. Glad to hear you enjoyed the coffee and food although disappointed to hear that you found the service to be slightly lacking. Service is something that we work very hard at, and I feel we do generally deliver very good service, but we have fallen short on this occasion and your comments... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Fairview Strand, Fairview, D3 | The Hilltop Centre, Raheny, D5, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 833 1400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
  • Cuisine: Irish, Coffee Shop, Dessert, Delicatessen

Description

Award winning, child friendly & customer focused community cafe. Our aim is to provide fresh, locally sourced homecooked food with friendly efficient service in a relaxing neighbourhood environment.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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