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“Great little spot for a coffee and cake” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Halpin's Bridge Cafe

Halpin's Bridge Cafe
Bridge Street, Wicklow 0001, Ireland
+353 404 32677
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Ranked #2 of 49 Restaurants in Wicklow
Price range: $6 - $15
Cuisines: Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Halpin's offers great food & a great atmosphere which has been recognised by the Bridgestone guide who have included us for the 5 years we have been open. We are the only Restaurant in Wicklow Town in the guide. Also in The Georgina Campbell Irish food guide and the winner of the Wicklow Chamber 'Best eating establishment' award 2010. We have been awarded a certificate of excellence by tripadvisor, the world's biggest review site for 3 years running, 2012 & 2013 and 2014 and are consistantly in the top 3 recommended on tripadvisor.Ie for the whole of County Wicklow. This certificate is only awarded to 10% of eating establishments in the whole World !!!!
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“Great little spot for a coffee and cake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Found this place on tripadvisor and decided to check it out. I Wasn't disappointed. Had the fantastic jerk chicken panini with a lovely americano coffee. While sitting outside in the beautiful sun, this chilled out relaxing spot made me stay a little longer and order a dessert. Carrot cake and coffee is a great way to top it off. Great little spot, will definitely drop back in if I'm out this way again.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

What a fab find! Thanks to all the people who have recommended this cafe with their reviews. We were so impressed with the breakfast on the Saturday morning that we went back again on the Sunday :-) A perfect way to prepare yourself for a day of sight seeing. There wasn't a spot of grease on the plate and they were very accomodating to requests. A great, and unusual, selection of hot drinks with a lovely coffee and fab hot chocolate. Would definately go back again!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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halpinscafe, Owner at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review, August 10, 2013
thank you Amberc for your fantastic comments and for taking the time to review us... especially as you mention you found us through tripadvisor, we values all our reviews on tripadvisor which bring us tourists every day.
delighted you enjoyed the breakfasts when you were here. Robert
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Nice but not five stars”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Service was good, food was fresh but not so happy with the coffee. Good value but also a little disappointed with meat serving size on salad plate.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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halpinscafe, Owner at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Hi and thanks for taking the time to review Halpin's, a bit disapointed that you only thought we were worth 3 stars, as you mention you did not enjoy the coffee as to be honest, we get so many compliments on our coffee both in the shop and on tripadvisor, but perhaps you were just very unloucky on your visit and got a bad one, so i would love to take this opportunity to offer you a coffee and cake someday on me. You mentioned the meat serving on your salad plate and again apologies you were disapointed, we offer both small and large salad plates along with all our other salads ie chicken caesar, sweet chilli chicken salad, warm goats cheese salad, or any combination you like to select, and on a chicken salad we use a full breast of chicken, or 2 slices of baked ham, a large helping of tuna or cheese and usually whether its the large or small salad, its piled high at a cost starting at only €7.50 for the small salad plate. i hope you will give us another chance to prove we are worth more than 3 stars and get you to change your opinion soon. thanks for taking the time to review us as we take all comments good or bad very seriously. Robert
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Wicklow, Ireland
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“best cafe in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This café is where you want to go if you like your food but you still want to feel good you can have every thing you need breakfast, lunch, a dinner but you will Not get fried food so no fat or grease on the plate. any time I have been the owner Robert has come and had a chat with us and made us feel at home. well worth a visit

Visited February 2013
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halpinscafe, Owner at Halpin's Bridge Cafe, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
What a lovely review, thank you for taking the time to review us and thank you for your lovely comments.
We hope you continue to visit us and enjoy our high standards.
We take all reviews very seriously good or bad, and really appreciate people taking the time to review us. Robert
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wicklow
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Atmosphere just keeps bringing you back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Good Food, you always feel wanted, the staff have take time to be polite. Very hard to find these days, they just want you in and out in most eateries. Our family use this Cafe on a very regular basis. Well done/

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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