We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lynchs Cafe

$
Irish, International, Delicatessen
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Shop Street | Galway, Galway Galway, Ireland
0035391569511
Today
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast
Description: Lynch's is located in the heart of the Shop Street opened from 8.30 am...
Lynch's is located in the heart of the Shop Street opened from 8.30 am offering a carvery breakfast, homemade scones, fresh fruit or homemade granola. Lunch includes a full carvery, roasts, steak sambos,salads.Gourmet Deli with sambos and salads made to order, choice of 2 homemade soups. Large selection of homemade desserts with frehsly ground coffee/teas. Wine license. Large covered smoking area. Child friendly. Hot daily special from €7.75. Open Mon-Sat
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 86 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Look out for this place when everywhere is busy!

I came here when all the other cafes were packed out and busy, you don't really know it's around because you have to go up some stairs but it's a bright calm and spacious place to stop for lunch. Friendly staff, but be warned their cakes are evil ;)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Darth_Ming
,
UK
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

My last 2 visits have been poor to be honest. Carvery was much better! I had chicken for lunch on one visit, was ok, plain! Breakfast is a no no, bacon tasted off , as did the eggs.! Breakfast roll was also cold after 5 min, half was left behind. The teapot was old and broken, lid was loose, so... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Galway, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I came with my son for breakfast,the food was not great to be honest, The order was wrong twice, and it wasn't that busy, would have helped had she written the order down instead of trying to remember it. The tea pots were old and broken and spilled tea all over the table. The small things can make a big... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
UK
Level Contributor
47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I came here when all the other cafes were packed out and busy, you don't really know it's around because you have to go up some stairs but it's a bright calm and spacious place to stop for lunch. Friendly staff, but be warned their cakes are evil ;)

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Geneva, Switzerland
Level Contributor
54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

According to our friend (who's a local), having breakfast here is something of a tradition. And it really is quite good. Full Irish breakfast recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
falkirk
Level Contributor
61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Popped into this cafe for a lite lunch, two couples having sandwiches and scones. All made to order very fresh, very tasty, very substantional.. The service was excellent.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
80 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

First of all get a table near the front window. It's the best " people watching " spot in Galway with a great view of Shop Street and its historic buildings. Next order the breakfast. They have a unique " potato cake" best served with " the full Irish" or the veggie option. Also ask for a coffee refill ..... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

it is not a bad place, sometimes food isn't always great. it is a bit of confusing when you walk in where to go, and there a long stairs up to it, not a bad place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
191 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Lynch's had been a favorite while we were living in Ireland. For many years it was my "local" place to get a meal (as simple as tea and homemade scones or a full on dinner) in a most relaxed atmosphere. It has been renovated and updated in the 3 years I've been away and there is table service now but... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Galway, Ireland
Level Contributor
146 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

One of your reviewers called this a hidden gem I agree with food and the prices that won't be beaten I see now they have the history of the lynch family explained in great detail So a nice place for visitors

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Stopped by for coffee and dessert and discovered this gem. Strawberries and cream was never surpassed the rest of our trip. So glad we decided to climb the stairs. Wished I got the fruit cake available to take out.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Lynchs Cafe also viewed

Galway, County Galway
Galway, County Galway
 
Galway, County Galway
 

Been to Lynchs Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lynchs Cafe

Address: Shop Street | Galway, Galway Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 0035391569511
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 13
Cuisine: Irish, International, Delicatessen

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shop Street | Galway, Galway Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: 0035391569511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 13
  • Cuisine: Irish, International, Delicatessen

Description

Lynch's is located in the heart of the Shop Street opened from 8.30 am offering a carvery breakfast, homemade scones, fresh fruit or homemade granola. Lunch includes a full carvery, roasts, steak sambos,salads.Gourmet Deli with sambos and salads made to order, choice of 2 homemade soups. Large selection of homemade desserts with frehsly ground coffee/teas. Wine license. Large covered smoking area. Child friendly. Hot daily special from €7.75. Open Mon-Sat
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Lynchs Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?