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Builin Blasta

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Cafe, Contemporary
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An Ceardlann | Main Street, Spiddal, Ireland
091 558559
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Coffee please.....

Under new management and now open on Mondays too. Great coffee and delicious food. Staff friendly and helpful, Will be back soon.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
County Galway, Ireland
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County Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Under new management and now open on Mondays too. Great coffee and delicious food. Staff friendly and helpful, Will be back soon.

Thank marypT128NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to Builin Blasta in the last 8 months. Every time we've been we've really enjoyed it. The food has always been good and to be honest I'm not a coffee shop food kind of guy, I like big portions, burgers, steak etc! But here the food has always impressed me, this time I got the... More 

Thank Chris M
Galway, Ireland
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

I live in Galway and have been to An Builín Blasta before for just tea or coffee and maybe a sweet treat and found it grand, tourist focused and overpriced but today I have to admit my husband and I were a bit annoyed with the experience ! We ordered fish cakes and a portion of wedges, when we got... More 

1 Thank annemarie f
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited this establishment several weeks ago after hearing of its high standards and awards. Made the trip from Galway City with high expectations. We were seated immediately upon arrival. I ordered the goats cheese and my girlfriend ordered the fish cake. Everything seemed in order and was presented well. Several moments later my girlfriend found a hair embedded in her... More 

1 Thank Robert K
St. Asaph, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The coffee was weak bodied, the soup was smoked tomato with undercooked chick peas, not that tasty. Unusually my children didn't enjoy their main meal or cakes? Service was haphazard, a waitress answered the phone in the middle of serving me and didn't direct another member of staff to continue. It looks the part but doesn't quite deliver. Highchair needed... More 

1 Thank AGJ3
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

This cafe was recommended by a shop owner at Spiddal, with the remake that the locals teat there. He was right the food and beverage was excellent, with plenty of choice.The cafe was very busy but that didn't prevent the very friendly staff providing great service. I would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Narrowboats
Galway, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

This wonderful restaurant has been a favourite of my family's for many years, impeccable food, service and location. Love the omelette cake!!

Thank MiaAMJD
Galway, Ireland
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143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

What a excellent restaurant on the trip of the South Coast from Salthill then Barna and to discover the café in spiddal in the craft center in the heart of Spiddal beautiful food and relaxing parking and great for groups & family

1 Thank Anna N
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Visited today - place was v busy which was surprising for time of day but typical as food is excellent and plentiful; waitress said it's a new menu so we'll be back to try it again!

Thank PRBham
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A lovely stop on a coastal drive through south Connemara on the road from Galway through Spiddal. Food is super delicious. Staff very pleasant. Excellent service. Small so seating can be hard to get if they are busy. But it's worth waiting for a seat.

Thank OceanBreeze23

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: An Ceardlann | Main Street, Spiddal, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Spiddal
  • Phone Number: 091 558559

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

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