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Walsh's Bakery and Coffee Shop

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Sandwiches, Bakeries, 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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
AMAZING Muffins, Meringues and more!!!

We are staying in Clifden for seven days and Walsh's bakery and coffee shop ( but mostly the bakery) has become part of our daily routine. We love the pastries and the crowns, the blueberry muffins!!! All delicious and ALWAYS FRESH😍😍😀😀😃😃😃😃😃😃😃

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We are staying in Clifden for seven days and Walsh's bakery and coffee shop ( but mostly the bakery) has become part of our daily routine. We love the pastries and the crowns, the blueberry muffins!!! All delicious and ALWAYS FRESH😍😍😀😀😃😃😃😃😃😃😃

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Had a check lunch here in the rain. Made a point of returning everyday to buy their lovely cream cakes.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to have tea/coffee and buns. We called in one afternoon and we would recommend their ruhbarb and apple slices and their cranberry and raisin chewy slice. Prices are very reasonable.

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Ennis, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Fantastic Coffee Shop in the heart of Clifden. Lots of good coffee and tea. Beautiful flapjacks, scones, eclairs, tarts etc. Also paninis, sandwiches and very tasty homemade soup. Very spacious. Frequented by lots of locals which is always a great sign of any business. Staff are friendly and efficient. Prices are reasonable. Great place to take the weight off your... More 

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Hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Had a lovely meal of Hot soup and bread here looking out of a window that overlooked the hills. The bakery had some delicious cakes on offer so again, we went off with two cakes for tea. Clean and well priced.

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Skibbereen, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went here today for a light lunch; they put a half a slice of ham (if that) on the role with yucky orange cheese. The lady that waited on us seemed bored or tired; not really interested. We were very disappointed.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A local person recommended that we visit this bakery. We were not disappointed. They had wonderful rhubarb crumble and Irish cream cheesecake. I highly recommend this bakery. There were a lot of locals here which says alot about the place:)

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

They offer a wide variety of baked goods, ranging from breads to cakes and pastries of all kind. I tried the Sachertorte. It was good, but not the best I've ever enjoyed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We have been going to Ireland yearly for the last 15 years and always stopped at Walsh's for a bite to eat and also to take some baked goods with us but we were very disappointed this year. The food we ordered was okay but the cake was inedible. We will still visit Clifden in the future but will probably... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Walsh's is a bright airy coffee shop with plenty of tables. We just stopped there for coffee/cake and were impressed with both the selection and quality of what was on offer.

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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: Sandwiches, Bakeries, Delicatessen, Family Fare

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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, Bakeries, 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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