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Elles Cafe

Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan
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12 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Rude staff

The guy that served us (shaved head) today was first of all quite rude and mumbled through my order with no please or thank you..I'd get over that.but then to see two Young very polite lads come in and ask to speak to the manager as they were starting up a business and wanted some advice...the same... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 17, 2014
Smileyk8y2009
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

In the middle of the street, you cannot miss this cafeteria. Everything inside is worth to taste it: nice cakes, sandwiches, porridge, coffee, juices, ... The place is also good for surfing. The service was very kind and the porridge with banana was great.

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Midlands ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

What a joke ! You have to wait far too long. Only 1 guy taking money .. Making tea ..... Different coffees..... Way too slow

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Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

There is an old saying, "come for the food, stay for the service". There was no service. We decided to have breakfast in Elle's Cafe on Galway's Shop Street. On entering, a sign says to order food at the till. We went to the till, there were 3 people working in the immediate vicinity of the till. All three completely... More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Visited here recently. The place is drab. It's like a canteen , line up with your tray and grab a bite to eat. No one cares, no one is in charge , the food is bland.. We had a scone each with coffee. Dry scones and poor coffee .. But no one cares.. It's like a bad factory canteen....it could... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Walked in looking for a quick break from shopping and a bite to eat. Food was incredibly expensive, €7 for a tiny panini. Pastries were stale, cream wasn't fresh, coffee was like warm and it took 15 minutes to get served our sandwiches. Even after all that the worst part was the staff, incredibly rude, impatient and extremely unfriendly. Avoid... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I visited this cafe with my husband, we decided to pop in here as it was raining and it seemed to be the quietest cafe on the street.(for good reason) the food on display looked good.The prices were way over the top for a simple caf. over €7 for a wrap with scarcely any filling, my husband had a blt... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

The guy that served us (shaved head) today was first of all quite rude and mumbled through my order with no please or thank you..I'd get over that.but then to see two Young very polite lads come in and ask to speak to the manager as they were starting up a business and wanted some advice...the same guy that served... More 

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Maynooth, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Grand place and food however one of my group felt that the tea was a little weak and asked for an extra tea bag. We were told that this would cost extra so we declined. This incident really spoilt our visit.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Served by a very rude waiter who had no manners, a sour face, was swearing at the pidgeons in front of customers, and just seemed very unwilling to serve us. None of the ingredients in feta salad were fresh, vinegar was dumped on top and cheese was also thrown on top in huge lumps. Will not be going back.

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Galway, Ireland
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13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

little confusing , little bit pricey for a cafe. handy place when shopping its close by. staff seems friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Bakeries, Vegetarian, Healthy, Vegan

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