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Walsh's Bakery and Coffee Shop

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Sandwiches, Bakery, Delicatessen, Family Fare
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Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
003539521283
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Walsh’s Bakery is a 2nd generation family run bakery situated in the heart...
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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Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pastries and Goodies to die for

While visiting Clifden recently we came across this lovely café/bakery on Market Street. When we entered we were greeted with a magnificent array of pastries making it very difficult to choose one over the other. Further in they serve hot food and there is plenty of seating. We chose the window... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
M-P7
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Galway
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  • Families with children
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Galway
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130 reviews 130 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

While visiting Clifden recently we came across this lovely café/bakery on Market Street. When we entered we were greeted with a magnificent array of pastries making it very difficult to choose one over the other. Further in they serve hot food and there is plenty of seating. We chose the window table and admired the lovely view. If you ever... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Myself and my husband had a very nice coffee and fabulous cakes. Everything was homemade and really yummy.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

At the end of the shop there is a seating area that looks out on the harbour - a fantastic view. The food was excellent, all freshly made and staff were very friendly and efficient.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food is really fresh and service is fast. Loved the views from the back of the restaurant. Would recommend it to any visitors.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were looking for a light lunch in clifden so we had a quick look on TripAdvisor and spotted this place. What's not to love about a bakery?! Anyway we went in - the bakery counter is at the front with a separate counter for hot food and sit in service further back. We all had various hot pies with... More 

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County Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Lovely food and very friendly staff. Really good selection of deserts. Nice view out the cafe window

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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Cathal & Joan Walsh own & manage this marvelous bakery & café in Clifden. My family & I were in Clifden for two months in 2013 & we became regulars at Walsh’s then. On this trip with two friends in September & October 2014 we returned to Walsh’s Bakery on an almost daily basis for their delicious breakfasts. A favorite... More 

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Sacramento
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

this is a fantastic place in the charming town of clifden. We only had coffee and desserts, but I can't wait to go back. We also bought a loaf of bread, which was really fresh. Will definitely return and taste from their large selection of baked goods.

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Wexford, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Enjoyed a very good veg. soup, just perfect on a cold day, followed by a delicious slice of coffee cake. Lots of lovely cakes to choose from. Warm and welcoming staff. Clean and tidy and toilets were spotless.

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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I visited here while waiting to meet a business colleague. I've been here before and it's like a factory canteen. You get your tray and line up at the counter... You select and pay. I was having a sandwich. As I sat down the staff started cleaning around me. Moving tables..sweeping up.. Cleaning floors. It was most upsetting as this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: 003539521283

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 12
  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Bakery, Delicatessen, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?