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21 Shop Street Galway, Galway, Ireland
+35391563683
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8:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sat 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Lunch, Dessert, Reservations, Takeout
Description: A breath of fresh air, that's what Griffins Tea Rooms on Shop Street...
A breath of fresh air, that's what Griffins Tea Rooms on Shop Street Galway is. Griffin's is a family run Bakery founded in 1876, but with beautiful tearooms to the rear. Surround your self in traditional surroundings, Irish language and five generations of Griffins by real open fires and enjoy simple food at it's best. All the breads and soups are made in house .The menu is straight forward; sandwich, baps etc.. but all served on Griffin's own delicious home made breads. While enjoying your meal, one can watch and smell the food parade as piping hot bread and cakes are carried out to the shop past your very eyes. You just cant get fresher anywhere! Their award winning breads make such a difference to the sandwiches with a choice of Wheat, Rye, Mixed Grain, Italian, French and even Gluten free bread for Coeliac's. The friendly pleasant staff take charge, store your buggy for you , supply high stools and provide a very reasonably priced children's menu. The children can do colouring on the children's menu while awaiting their order .Half portions of most products is available with wickedly delicious half portions of Belgian hot chocolate.Going to the modern, spotless toilets was a pleasure and in particular that there are baby changing stations in both Female and Male toilets, a very rare thing these days. The smaller room "The Snug" is also noticably popular with breast feeding mothers where they can enjoy a coffee in privacy, warmth and comfort with their babies. Griffins is a must visit, conveniently located at the end of Shop Street Galway City . Further down Quay Street in Galway is the world famous Mc Donaghs Fish and chips, a must for familys on the go or those with a hankering for delicious fresh fish.Martines Winebar is just across the street and fabulous food there late into the night. If you cross the road at the end of Quay Street, you will find Tamirand Restaurant, another delight for parents with children. They offer fantastic Asian style cuisine &half price menu on everything.High chairs and colouring are provided , they even bring the children to the kitchen to make up their icecream desserts. Christine and the team there are fantastic.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good place for breakfast

Wanting something different for breakfast, we decided to give Griffins Bakery a try. Glad we did, a tasty Irish breakfast. The coffee was pretty good too. You have to walk through the store and up the stairs to get to the tea room.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Patrick E
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Wanting something different for breakfast, we decided to give Griffins Bakery a try. Glad we did, a tasty Irish breakfast. The coffee was pretty good too. You have to walk through the store and up the stairs to get to the tea room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Love the cute little "café". Friendly staff, quick service, gorgeous cakes and so much to offer for breakfast!

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Ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We were in need of a light lunch and decided to go to Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms, the queue downstairs for the cakes / buns was long but we went upstairs for some lunch instead. The place was very busy as it was a Saturday and service was a bit slow, the staff were pleasant. We decided on sandwiches and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Fancied a nice sandwich and came across this when mooching around. Nice friendly staff and yummy food. Went a bit late so they had run out of all the soup but still enjoyed lunch. Only thing was we had to carry a buggy up 2 flights of stairs so no good if you're a mummy on your own. Would go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for mid morning coffee here and were not disappointed. So much so we had breakfast here the next day, an omelette, which has to be the best I've ever had. Good fresh wholesome food at reasonable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Fresh, hand crafted and flavorful breads and pastries that are a delight to eat. Baked fresh every day, you'll not be disappointed by anything you purchase from Griffins, in downtown Galway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A small lunch spot, tucked away upstairs at a bakery in Galway city center. We had to wait a while for a table but we're glad we did. A nice place for lunch

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

great breakfast to always remember. this is the real authentic irish breakfast.gets your taste buds going

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Service terrible .. The one of the girls rude .. Slow and no life in da place.. Is like sit eat and go.. Sorry but Never again..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

They do the simple things well. Sourdough bread for your toast; tea is loose leaves with strainer in tea pot. breakfast good and service - done well

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Additional Information about Griffins Bakery Tea Rooms

Address: 21 Shop Street Galway, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +35391563683
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
Cuisine: Irish, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Shop Street Galway, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +35391563683

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 14
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Irish, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget

Description

A breath of fresh air, that's what Griffins Tea Rooms on Shop Street Galway is. Griffin's is a family run Bakery founded in 1876, but with beautiful tearooms to the rear. Surround your self in traditional surroundings, Irish language and five generations of Griffins by real open fires and enjoy simple food at it's best. All the breads and soups are made in house .The menu is straight forward; sandwich, baps etc.. but all served on Griffin's own delicious home made breads. While enjoying your meal, one can watch and smell the food parade as piping hot bread and cakes are carried out to the shop past your very eyes. You just cant get fresher anywhere! Their award winning breads make such a difference to the sandwiches with a choice of Wheat, Rye, Mixed Grain, Italian, French and even Gluten free bread for Coeliac's. The friendly pleasant staff take charge, store your buggy for you , supply high stools and provide a very reasonably priced children's menu. The children can do colouring on the children's menu while awaiting their order .Half portions of most products is available with wickedly delicious half portions of Belgian hot chocolate.Going to the modern, spotless toilets was a pleasure and in particular that there are baby changing stations in both Female and Male toilets, a very rare thing these days. The smaller room "The Snug" is also noticably popular with breast feeding mothers where they can enjoy a coffee in privacy, warmth and comfort with their babies. Griffins is a must visit, conveniently located at the end of Shop Street Galway City . Further down Quay Street in Galway is the world famous Mc Donaghs Fish and chips, a must for familys on the go or those with a hankering for delicious fresh fish.Martines Winebar is just across the street and fabulous food there late into the night. If you cross the road at the end of Quay Street, you will find Tamirand Restaurant, another delight for parents with children. They offer fantastic Asian style cuisine &half price menu on everything.High chairs and colouring are provided , they even bring the children to the kitchen to make up their icecream desserts. Christine and the team there are fantastic.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?