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Lynchs Cafe

Shop Street | Galway, Galway Galway, Ireland
0035391569511
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Ranked #116 of 356 Restaurants in Galway
Price range: $6 - $13
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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 

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Galway, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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148 reviews 148 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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 

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Galway, Ireland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 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.

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Banagher, Ireland
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Had lunch in Lynch's café last week. Very good food, lovely and fresh with excellent service. Lovely outdoor place at the back of restaurant.....plenty of good clean fresh air. Very small at the front and hadn't spotted it beforehand. Very reasonable. We will definitely make a return visit.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I recently had lunch in lynches with some friends I hadn't seen in years. Though I live in Galway, I had never dined here before. But I definitely will again! The food was absolutely delicious (I'd definitely suggest the strawberry gateaux for dessert) and though one of our party is a coeliac, she felt well catered for and enjoyed the... More 

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ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I never knew the place existed even though it is in the heart of Galway City, until it was introduced to me by a friend. The cafe is situated upstairs on shop st. Great value for money, lovely fresh salads and a choice of indoor or outdoor seating. Staff are very pleasant and the service is good. Have been back... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Was introduced to this cafe via a friend. Although it is situated in the heart of Galway it is almost hidden upstairs.......which I like. Food was nice and fresh and very reasonably priced. Great seating both indoor and outdoor and staff are very polite and helpful. Ha ve since gone gack a few times on my own for lunch break......really... More 

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ireland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Food is always good here. I usually dine here if I'm in Galway shopping. lovely homely atmosphere. Soups are all home made, GF and tasty. Good selection for anyone with dietary needs. Staff are alway friendly

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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: Delicatessen, Dessert, Irish, Continental

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