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The Doolin Cafe

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Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
+35 (0)65– 70 74 795
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Today
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Wed 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu - Mon 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 177
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    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great breakfast

Really good breakfast. keep your eyes peeled though as it is hard to find and we were there for 3 days and only found it by chance on the last day. We drove past it about 5 times over the weekend and never noticed it even though there is a sign outside.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Jp M
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really good breakfast. keep your eyes peeled though as it is hard to find and we were there for 3 days and only found it by chance on the last day. We drove past it about 5 times over the weekend and never noticed it even though there is a sign outside.

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Limerick, Ireland
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

What a little gem of a restaurant and a nice surprise in the near wilderness of Doolin. The food was scrumptious though a little on the expensive side. Our server was a lovely American lady who made us feel right at home with her friendly and helpful demeanour.

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Leesville, Louisiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went in there for lunch one cold rainy day and had the best seafood pot pie. The cafe was nice and warm, the staff was very interested in us and where we were from. A very good place to stop

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Virginia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We were planning on going somewhere else, but they were closed this evening, so we stopped here instead. And it was a great choice! Good beer selection. Yummy food. Great atmosphere and good service.

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doolin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Only stopped in once but we were able to order exactly what we wanted -- including pancakes!! Nice decor, family restaurant, prompt & cheerful service.

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Galway, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This place is sooooooooo yummmmmmmie! If you go to Doolin and have breakfast anywhere else, you're really missing out! We had the most delicious breakfast here. Really good meat in their sausages, lovely bread, excellent coffee, brilliant staff.. it's just the best! Couldn't recommend highly enough.. but this place comes with a warning... once you visit, you'll want to go... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

So adorable and delicious. We had "traditional Irish breakfast" and it was great, and the coffee was ground right then and there!

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Budapest, Hungary
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This little place has a very good ambiance, great coffee, and if the sun's out, the garden and the terrace are very nice. The staff kindly served us even though we have popped in just before closing. I have no information about the food though, we had only coffee, which was good.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very good food priced reasonably. Excellent service and relaxed atmosphere. Very enjoyable experience overall.

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Athy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Simply the best service and prepared food in the world. We looked at the menu and wished to tweak a dish slightly. No hassle at all the lady of the house replied with a huge West of ireland smile :) we had a delicious breakfast in a heavenly atmosphere. Kieran & paula.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Roadford, Doolin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Clare  >  The Burren  >  Doolin
  • Phone Number: +35 (0)65– 70 74 795

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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