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All 31 Clifden Restaurants

Walsh's Bakery and Coffee Shop

Market Street, Clifden, Ireland
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Ranked #9 of 31 Restaurants in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $12
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
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Indian Trail
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Galway, Ireland
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a great eatery for a morning coffee (or any kind of tea) with smashing home-baked bikkies, cakes or scones - including the 'naughty but nice' variety - a healthy home-made light lunch (the soups are always the best in Clifden) with beautiful freshly baked breads, quiches, sandwiches, rolls and the rest. They also sell their own baked breads... More 

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Yarmouth, Maine, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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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