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All 29 Clifden Restaurants

Walsh's Bakery and Coffee Shop

Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
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Ranked #11 of 29 Restaurants in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $12
Cuisines: Bakery, Delicatessen, Family Fare, Sandwiches
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Walsh’s Bakery is a 2nd generation family run bakery situated in the heart of Connemara, Clifden. The Walsh Family have been serving freshly baked goods since 1953 and for the past 60 years have been providing customers with the best bakery tastes and wonderfully friendly service. The Cake Shop offers craft breads, donuts, pastries and cakes for all occasions. Not in a rush? Why not sit and enjoy the panoramic views of Clifden Bay with one of the many aromatic gourmet coffees, handcrafted sandwiches, beautiful salads, or one of our unique sweet creations to make your visit to Clifden even more memorable.
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English first
Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The bakery has a wide variety of items and you can eat lunch there too. Plenty of seating. Their meringues were huge and came in many flavors - Hazelnut, Pistachio, Carmel, Raspberry and Lemon. I had a wonderful slice of Rhubarb cake.

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Indian Trail
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Went the first day in town. Great breakfast. Helps on a cold rainy day. Had a Irish cream cake and a celebration cake. Great sponge, great filling. Very nice.

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Yarmouth, Maine, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Irish bread here is excellent but the breakfast was so so. The white toast was dry and lifeless - obviously not home made. Expected more from a bakery.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Looking for a mid afternoon snack, came upon Walsh's. Their bakery items were wonderful. Plenty of tables to sit and enjoy your "snack" but get a table in the back next to the windows with nice views if you can.

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Columbus, Ohio
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83 reviews 83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We usually stay at a self catering in the Clifden area for a week and whenever we go to town a stop here is always in order. Sometimes for coffee and a snack, sometimes for lunch and sometimes to get some bakery items. Staff is always friendly and helpful. Food has always been good and reasonably priced. It will continue... More

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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Walsh's was one of our favorite stops in all of our irish trip. The bakery is excellent. we ate lunch but took bread and pastries with us for dinner. It is serve yourself. The food is quite good. It is a very cheery place.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We hung out in this place all afternoon because of rain. We moved from scones and tea to a beer. All wonderful. Good selection of the latter as well as the bakery products. Also fresh salads.

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Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

One of my favorite places to stop in for a coffee or pastry in Clifden. Walsh's has lovely meal options as well as amazing baked goods. The beautiful view from the cafe and the lovely smell of fresh baked bread add to the ambiance at Walsh's.

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ilkley
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81 reviews 81 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

good value wide choice great coffee warm friendly very busy but quick to get a table. a great place to watch people

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West Midlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Really busy in town during our stay but still the food, service and friendliness in Walsh's was brilliant as it has been when we have been there on previous visits to Clifden also.

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