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The Blackberry Cafe

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Market Streeet | Koln, Thomastown, Ireland
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
LIttle Gem

Stopped into The Blackberry Cafe in Thomastown for a bite of lunch along with my husband and sister. Found the staff very friendly and helpful and our lunch was excellent. All homemade, fresh and very, very tasty - only fault was instead of multigrain bread for one of the sandwiches my sister was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
barbara502015
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Looked great from outside with loads of awards so, thought I was in for a treat. Sat down with my two friends only to be "greeted" by a grump/waitress! I wondered how people like this can get and keep jobs when so many others would love to do her job! Felt like walking out at this stage but thought We... More 

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Stopped into The Blackberry Cafe in Thomastown for a bite of lunch along with my husband and sister. Found the staff very friendly and helpful and our lunch was excellent. All homemade, fresh and very, very tasty - only fault was instead of multigrain bread for one of the sandwiches my sister was given white bread. Not one to complain,... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This restaurant is very convenient to Jerpoint Abbey, and it was recommended to us by a local. We had soup and sandwiches, and they were very good and freshly prepared. Service was quick and courteous.

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Kilkenny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Nice little eatery with tasty, homemade ste food. Friendly: probably a good place to go to find out about theocality.

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Waterford, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I had the pleasure of eating here every week day for a month. Friendly Staff, great food and homemade cakes that are to good. The combo soup and sambo is great value and Im looking forward till my next visit.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Staff very helpful. We went here as part of a special holiday for my seriously ill sister. They helped accommodate her wheelchair and served up a tasty lunch - lovely handmade cakes, and rustic bread sandwiches which had generous portions. Food also healthy. A pleasant experience

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

The owner is rude and unprofessional. My wife and I had purchased ice cream from a store two doors down from The Blackberry Cafe. We stumbled upon The blackberry cafe with ice cream in hand and wanted to have lunch. The owner was working behind the counter and had a look of distain on her face. She asked if it... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Lovely food, well prepared and presented. Side salad fresh and different from usual one you get in most places. You can get loose-leaf tea (instead of tea bags) which is a BIG PLUS for me. Staff friendly helpful and efficient. Local fresh produce used. I will definitely be back.

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Carlow, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

I frequently enjoy lunch at the Blackberry and can honestly say they consistently deliver high quality fresh food in a lovely relaxed setting. I have also found the staff to be exceptionally friendly and attentive. They are exceptionally efficient and you never wait long even at peak times. The salads are fresh, the locally produced breads and cheeses delicious. The... More 

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carlow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The food is generally very good. Tried it now five or more times. My favourite is their sandwiches. Good big thick chunky bread. My only quibble would be with the staff (not the owner who seems a delight). They can be oddly rude at times and this has prevented me from visiting more often.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Market Streeet | Koln, Thomastown, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Thomastown

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

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