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Irish, Organic, Coffee Shop
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abbeygate street, Galway, Ireland
091 565854
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Dining options: Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty food, friendly service

Great for a quick bite and a coffee, friendly staff, reasonable service. We had a panini and a toasted wrap, well filled & tasty, fresh ingredients. A touch crowded on a busy Saturday at lunchtime.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Maurice C
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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71 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Stumbled across this place after the St. Patrick's Day Parade looking for some "brunch". It is small but excellent. Menu was satisfying. Food was good. Service was adequate. Great conversation with staff while waiting. Overall, a go back to place. Be aware - cash only.

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Limerick, Ireland
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I've been here a few times lately and I'm still blown away by their fantastic food! I can't get their Cajun chicken panini out of my head, it's becoming quite the craving! Galway isn't the most buggy friendly city, cobbles, narrow shops and lots of steps but Food for Thought have gone out of their way to welcome me and... More 

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Galway, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in today by chance, so glad I did!! Couldn't fault it , food lovely , service great and value for money . Decided to go for baps although tempted with lovely pies and bakes on offer! Was lovely definitely the place to go in Galway for lunch ten out of ten!!

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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great for a quick bite and a coffee, friendly staff, reasonable service. We had a panini and a toasted wrap, well filled & tasty, fresh ingredients. A touch crowded on a busy Saturday at lunchtime.

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Galway
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Whilst the coffee may not be the best in town, the high stools and wall seating in this place mean that you can just drop in, stake your claim on a spot and read/ study/ dream away without feeling the usual cafe guilt about hogging a table. The food is nice and the place is so central it's hard to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great selection for a quick healthy bite. I am vegetarian and found many delicious options. The staff are extremely friendly. Seemed like it was frequented by the locals. Glad I stopped here!!!

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Galway, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

By now I'm a regular patron to this eatery and with all the options for food in Galway's city centre its obviously a testament to the quality of the establishment as a whole that I find myself attracted to the place so often. The food is always good & they have never failed to serve what I ordered. Staff are... More 

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1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

While wandering around Galway City looking for a place to eat for Lunch on a Friday afternoon, I stumbleded upon Food 4 Thought. I felt comfortable the minute I walked in partly due to the incredibly kind and personable staff, and partly because of the overall environment and counter seating - as an individual traveling alone, these things are important.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

It's very rare that I have difficulty deciding what to choose in a cafe or restaurant. You see, I'm a vegetarian. One of those nuisances to food providers or so you would sometimes feel based on the sparse range of options available in many places. Not so in Food for Thought. They certainly have given their menu plenty thought and... More 

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Kellogg, Minnesota
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3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I had been searching for vegan/vegetarian restaurants in Galway while on vacation and had chosen a few that I was determined to try. When we discovered this one that had been on my "must try" list, I was thrilled! It was wonderful to see that there were so many choices for a vegetarian because in most places the choices are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: abbeygate street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: 091 565854

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish, Organic, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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