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All 31 Clifden Restaurants

Walsh's Bakery and Coffee Shop

Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
003539521283
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Ranked #9 of 31 Restaurants in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $12
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
County Kilkenny, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Beautiful bakery which when you enter takes you by surprise. Superb food, great prices and a lovely place for coffee and cake.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Yesterday morning, arrived in Clifden, stopped by Walsh's to p/u tea & coffee, & rhubarb cake for breakfast, as we toured Connemara.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stopped by Walsh's Bakery and Coffee Shop to grab an afternoon cup of tea and to enjoy the beautiful view. The tea, the service, and the view were all wonderful! A must visit for anyone in Clifden.

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Sligo, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Went here for a coffee break and we got great value, friendly staff. Café very busy but the staff still had time to give to all their customers and the staff all seemed to enjoy their job , great atmosphere

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Lexington, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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Additional Information about Walsh's Bakery and Coffee Shop

Address: Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
Phone Number: 003539521283
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 12
Cuisine: Bakery, Delicatessen, Family Fare, Sandwiches

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