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Builin Blasta

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Coffee Shop, Contemporary
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An Ceardlann | Main Street, Spiddal, Ireland
091 558559
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Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Reservations

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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
Super Lunch and great service and nice price

I was spending a weekend break in Furbo and friends recommended we go for our lunch to the Builin Blasta, what a great call!! the staff are young and very friendly and go about their business in a relaxed confident and polite manner. we all tried something different off the menu and non of us was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Portumna
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Portumna
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I was spending a weekend break in Furbo and friends recommended we go for our lunch to the Builin Blasta, what a great call!! the staff are young and very friendly and go about their business in a relaxed confident and polite manner. we all tried something different off the menu and non of us was disappointed there was alot... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Very nice food, simple but consistently good. Personnel is always very polite and service is discreet and efficient. Great spot really. It can be a bit tight for space when the place is busy (which is often!) but I Won't let that stop me :)

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Galway, Ireland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We arrived here for an early lunch on a beautiful summer-like day. Thee setting is good, with pleasant views over the Atlantic. My wife ordered scrambled egg with chives and smoked salmon, with tea; I had the ham omelette potato cake and asked for water to wash it down. The potato cake was an unusual combination of ingredients, and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food and setting here are perfect. I had the hosts cheese tart which was heavenly. However what made it stand out were the staff. I'm not sure I've ever had such lovely waitresses before. We stayed much longer than we intended because we were put under no pressure to leave. There was a mix up with our order and... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It's good value for money here alright but you must enjoy a specific type of food to eat here for lunch. There's no toasted sandwiches or the likes! I got the salmon salad and the salmon was very chewy and stringy and the only other thing in the salad was fossil lettuce - the dressing then was so strong it... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Fantastic Food. A gem of a place. I meet up with friends there often, year round. Very busy in summer.

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Cork, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My family and I had brunch here a few weeks ago and it was excellent. We got in just before the lunchtime rush and the staff couldn't have been nicer. I was a little disappointed that there was no gluten free bread on offer but the waitress offered me every substitute possible which I love!

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Dublin, Ireland
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61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Stopped of here on our journey to the west - and what a place. We were surprised to find the food and coffee of excellent quality and were disappointed that we had already had lunch in another eatery so only had an excuse to have coffee and a cake. Do try Builin Blasta if you are in the area.

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Galway, Galway, Ireland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Dearbhla is fantastic, a real asset to the cafe, always so chatty and friendly. Not to mention she's the best at making hot chocolate!!! Delish!

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New Glasgow, NS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stopped at the Builin Blasta on our way through Spiddal, for coffee and a snack. We sat outside to enjoy the view of the water, and enjoyed what was one of the best homemade desserts ever. Bustling little restaurant, but well worth a visit should you ever be in the neighbourhood.

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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: Coffee Shop, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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